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Americans on the Move Again, Census Says

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 00:00

The recession had the effect of “freezing people in place,” but now Americans are beginning to move longer distances again,...

Single-Family to Lead 2014 Construction Market

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

A new report finds a large number of positives for the single-family housing market. 

Study: Higher Home Prices Lead to More Sales

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

To get home sales moving again, home prices need to move higher, say two senior economists with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Recovery Requires Steady Hand in Washington

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

Experts worry about the impact of the government shutdown as well as coming changes to the industry from regulators and legislators.

Blackstone Offers New Type of Rental Bond

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

The largest investor of single-family rental properties is charting a new path in profiting off of their investments. 

2.5M Mortgages Emerge From Negative Equity

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

More home owners are edging above water with their mortgages: 2.5 million U.S. properties emerged from being underwater in the second quarter...

Barriers to Home Ownership Vary by Age

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00

Many Americans are still facing obstacles in buying a home, but depending on the age group, the biggest hurdle can be quite different.

Severe Inventory Crunches Finally Easing

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

The inventory problem that has plagued many parts of the country over the past year is showing signs of improving. 

Mortgage Rates Fall to Four-Month Lows

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels since this summer, giving a lift this week to the housing recovery.

Investors Show No Signs of Retreating

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

Institutional investor purchases hit an all-time high last month as demand skyrockets among firms looking to add residential properties to their...

As Home Equity Returns, More Home Owners Remodel

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

More home owners are remodeling as they prepare to move or undertake upgrades they put off during tough times, shows a new remodeling index that...

New LinkedIn Tool Offers Up More Info in Your E-mails

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

A new tool called Intro may allow you to learn more about those who e-mail you. 

Leveraging Technology in Real Estate

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00

Technology has transformed the real estate industry over the past decade. Here five of today’s popular apps that promise business efficiency...

Homebuilders Face Shortage of 1 Million Jobs

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

Severe labor shortages are hampering the homebuilding industry, but builders may be purposely keeping their payrolls tight.

Many Home Owners Stay Put After Foreclosure

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

Nearly half of the nation’s foreclosed homes are still occupied, according to a new study by RealtyTrac. That number is even higher in some...

Banks Show Signs of Easing Lending Standards

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

More banks are beginning to accept lower credit scores and smaller down payments, making it easier for borrowers to qualify for a mortgage,...

Health Care Reform: The Myth About the IRS

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

A false Facebook post is making the rounds claiming that if you don’t pay the penalty for not buying health insurance, the IRS can file a...

New Computer Virus Could Wipe Out Your Files

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

Scammers increasingly are attacking with a computer virus that will encrypt all your computer files and hold them for ransom.

IRS Delays Start of Tax-Filing Season

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 00:00

The IRS announced that the start of tax-filing season will be delayed by up to two weeks because of the federal government shutdown.

‘Missing Households’ Plague Housing Recovery

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 00:00

Young adults are mostly sidelined from the housing market, but pent-up demand among young adults has the potential to boost home...