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REALTORS® Still Optimistic on Rising Appreciation

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® expect home prices to continue to appreciate over the next year, with a median price increase expected of 4 percent over the next 12...

Foreclosure Activity Drops to 8-Year Lows

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

"This is showing that foreclosures are fading further into the rear-view mirror in most places," according to a RealtyTrac spokesman.

6 Ways to Turn Off Buyers at Open Houses

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Open houses can be a great way to give potential buyers a sneak peek at a property, but make sure you don’t commit any of these common...

Title Defects Can Haunt Transactions

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Title defects have become a major cause for concern within the real estate market in recent years.

Loan Demand Surges in Latest Week

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinancing were on the rise last week, posting an uptick after several weeks of decreases in...

Minnesotan to 3-D Print New Home in His Garage

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

A contractor says he's developed a 3-D printer that could create homes even in small spaces, saving time and labor costs...

Most States Face Long-Term Affordability Crisis

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:00

Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia are at risk of long-term home affordability problems and housing shortages if lackluster levels of...

Buyers, Sellers Show Reluctance to Act Now

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

"Consumers' lukewarm income expectations and reticence about the economy seem to be holding back housing demand," says Doug Duncan,...

56 Metros Reach 'Normal' Housing Levels

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More than one-third of the nation's housing markets are operating at a level of at least 90 percent of their previous norms, according to a...

CFPB Cracks Down on RESPA Enforcement

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is taking an aggressive stance in pursuing mortgage, title, and real estate companies who are...

Wall Street Execs Eye Real Estate Jobs

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More Wall Street executives reportedly are leveraging their banking, investment, and trust law expertise to try their hand at a career selling...

7 Budget-Friendly Retiree Havens

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

AARP compiles a list of the best places where you can retire comfortably and affordably, when factoring in housing and tax costs.

The One Expense Buyers Underestimate

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Sixty-five percent of home owners say that the addition of private mortgage insurance left them paying more per month on their home than they...

FHFA Seeks Comments on G-Fee Hikes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

In January, FHFA director Mel Watt put a halt to a proposed 10-basis point hike in G-fees amid concerns that higher fees could be passed down to...

3 Legal Tips for Twitter Users

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Twitter’s new small business guide may include helpful tips on netting new followers, but it left out three important legal considerations...

More Americans Stayed Put Last Year

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

Fewer Americans are on the move, with new Census data showing that only 11.7 percent of Americans moved between 2012 and 2013.

5 Equity-Rich States

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

More home owners are regaining equity across the nation, particularly in these states. 

10 Most LGBT-Friendly Cities

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:00

In honor of Pride Month, Nerdwallet released a list of the top communities recognized for tolerance and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

The Kitchen is No Longer ‘Heart of the Home’?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 00:00

Can you guess what part of the home is currently favored among home owners, according to a recent survey?

The Rise of Equity: Are the Gains Enough?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Rising home prices led more than 300,000 home owners to gain equity in the first quarter. But not all home owners are out of the woods quite yet,...