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A Plan to Move Your Data to the Cloud

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

Are you considering moving your data from hard drives and paper files to a service that will store information in a place that is accessible...

New App Attempts to Match Roommates

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

A new mobile app is trying to link housemates together, stealing some cues from how dating websites make connections. They also offer leads for...

Check How Mobile-Friendly Your Website Is

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Google will soon be labeling websites “mobile-friendly” in search results. Here’s how to see if your site fits the new label....

Turnaround Likely for First-Timers in 2015

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

First-time buyers have fallen to their lowest level in nearly three decades, but the coming year could mark the beginning of their gradual return...

Apartment Boom Riding Two-Decade High

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Construction of multifamily housing units is at its strongest pace since 1989. Could the sector be overheating? 

Fannie Predicts Cheap Rates to Remain

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae economists have revised their 2015 forecasts, projecting fixed-rate mortgages will stay near historical lows for much longer than...

New App Attempts Match Perfect Roommates

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:00

A new mobile app is trying to link housemates together, stealing some cues from how dating websites make connections. They also offer leads for...

Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

“If you are planning to buy a home in the next year, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later,” says Freddie Mac’s...

5 Latest Stats to Gauge Heat of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Existing-home sales were on the rise in October, now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 12 months. Get a breakdown of the...

Renters Burdened More Than Owners

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

For home owners, the weight of housing costs fell for the third consecutive year. But not for renters.

A More Efficient Home This Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Be thankful for lower electricity bills this season with these simple energy-saving tips.

Luxury Sales Outshine Rest of the Market

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Sales of existing homes priced at $750,000 and higher are surging ahead of all other segments. 

CFPB Steps in to Fight Wrongful Foreclosures

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says its new proposal aims to improve mortgage servicers' treatment of home owners who are facing...

FHFA to Set Guidelines on Mortgage Fees

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency says it will propose a new framework early next year for how mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will...

Single-Family Building at Highest Level in Year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The latest housing numbers offer more justification for why builders' confidence is on the rise.

CFPB Warns Against Social Security Discrimination

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told lenders to avoid placing illegal burdens on mortgage borrowers who receive Social Security...

The Majority of You Are Doing Deals

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The common line in the real estate industry is that 20 percent of agents do 80 percent of the business. That doesn't mean the rest are doing...

Smaller Homes Mean More First-Time Buyers

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

The size of the typical home is shrinking, which may be a sign that a wider array of buyers, including first-timers, are returning to the market...

Buyers: Tech Makes Us Smarter House Hunters

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00

Online and technology tools have improved the home-buying process and made people more confident in their purchase decisions, the majority of home...

Study: The Best Schools at Best Home Price

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Many home buyers keep an eye out for great schools where they buy. Are there any desirable schools in affordable housing markets?

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