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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,...

The Real Reason People Moved Last Year

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

The Census Bureau asked millions of people who moved last year what their main reason was for relocating. Find out what they had to say. 

Mortgage Rates Climb Slightly From Recent Lows

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages moved up slightly after recent weeks of hitting new lows for the year.

Economic Woes Continue to Plague Housing

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Americans are earning about $4,700 a year less than they would have been if the economy had not undergone the Great Recession, according to NAR...

J.D Power Ranks Top Home Improvement Retailers

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

To find which home improvement retailer ranks highest with customers, J.D. Power evaluated five factors of customer satisfaction, including...

RU Grads Set New Standard for Industry

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:00

Now that the first class of graduates from REALTOR® University's ...

Survey: 70% Say Housing Crisis Isn't Over

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

With seven in 10 Americans still worried that the worst is yet to come, the housing crisis has "left an indelible mark on the attitudes and...

Lot Shortages to Inflate New-Home Prices

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Nearly 60 percent of builders report that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas is "low" or "very low," which...

How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage. Here are six tips from banks about...

Lending Stalling the Housing Recovery?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

"The mortgage market is not enabling demand to form at normalized levels,” says Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar, one of the nation's...

10 Best Counties for House Flips

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Find out which markets offered some of the highest returns on home flipping in the first quarter of this year.

Almost Half of States Near Home Appreciation Peaks

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 00:00

Twenty-three states as well as the District of Columbia are at or within 10 percent of their home price appreciation peak.