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Fannie, Freddie Retain Higher-Priced Mortgage Limits

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 00:00

The mortgage giants will continue to fund higher-priced mortgages at current limits at least through the middle of next year, federal regulators...

Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Levels Since June

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage rates declined this week, lowering borrowing costs and helping to alleviate some signs of softening in the housing market, Freddie Mac...

GoDaddy Will Not Sell .REALTOR Domains

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

NAR members should not pre-register or pay money to an outside company for a .REALTOR domain because NAR will be overseeing registrations starting...

11 States Where Owning a Home Is Cheapest

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

The average American spends about 23 percent of their household income on home ownership costs. In some states, home owners are spending much less...

Aging Homes May Present Big Bargains

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

Bargain-hunters be ready: An aging housing inventory may offer up some golden opportunities, according to a new analysis.

Delinquent Borrowers Still Upbeat About Housing

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

Despite recent struggles with home ownership, delinquent borrowers say they aren’t giving up on the American Dream, a survey finds. 

Growth of Video, Photo Sharing Raises Online Bonding

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00

Sharing videos and photos on your social networks serve as a way to add to your storytelling and “social bonding” online, a Pew...

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged Again

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve remains reluctant to start tapering its bond-purchasing program, which should help keep mortgage rates low.

Twitter Feeds Get Photo, Video Previews

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

Twitter is adding photo and video previews to users’ timelines, making the photos and videos visible in users' feeds without having to...

A Growing Trend: From Office to Condo

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

Developers are increasingly eyeing the conversion of office buildings into condominiums to meet the growing demand for urban residential space.

10 Turnaround Towns Leading the Recovery

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

“We’re noticing a clear split between markets that have experienced major highs and lows in recent years, and those that have proved...

In Cali, Half of Homes Sell Above List Price

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

Bidding wars are heating up in the Golden State.

Halloween Shareables for Your Facebook Followers

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 00:00

You know that it's important to engage with your social media following, and Halloween may just be the most fun time of the year to connect...

Where Are Mortgage Rates Heading in 2014?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

The Mortgage Bankers Association releases its forecast for the approaching new year. Find out where borrowing costs may be heading. 

New-Home Lot Prices Start to Flatten

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

New-home sales start to slow as home builders shy away from high prices for lots.

Is New Loan Rule Nudging Borrowers to Lie?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

More borrowers are attempting to misreport their income when applying for a loan, a new report shows. 

Best Places to Trick-or-Treat

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

A new index gives cities the trick-or-treat test, ranking them based on where kids are likely to come out with the biggest bags of candy. 

Survey Reveals How Long it Takes to Build a Home

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

What should buyers expect when building a home, from the permits to pouring the foundation to getting the keys? 

'Cloud Office' Perks Attract Brokerages

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:00

The advantages of conducting business in the Internet "cloud" are making the model more appealing than virtual offices.

JPMorgan to Pay Fannie, Freddie $5.1B

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 00:00

The biggest bank in the nation agrees to a payout to settle allegations over loans that turned sour during the housing crisis.