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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?

Commercial Drone Use Still Taboo

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled this week that the FAA does have authority to pursue enforcement actions against drone operators...

Now Mom, Dad Are Moving in …

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Just as the boomerang generation finally moves out of their parents’ home, their aging parents are ready to move in with them. Architects...

Mortgage Applications Take Surprising Turn

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

Applications for home purchases, viewed as a leading gauge of future home sales, last week surged to their highest level since July. 

Builders’ Confidence on the Rise This Month

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00

After a sluggish start to 2014, homebuilders are growing more optimistic for a rebound that sticks this time. 

When Luxury Niches Meet, Nirvana's in Reach

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

A new listing in Colorado will attract buyers who have an affinity for skiing... or wine... or mining.

FHA Turns Profit, NAR Urges Loan Changes

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Now that the Federal Housing Administration is back in the black, it should lower the costs of its loans so more home buyers can use them, the...

Most Affordable Big Cities

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Of the 25 largest metro areas in the U.S., which one offers the best shot at the average home owner being able to pay for a mortgage?

7 Smartest Cities in America

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Find out what gives these towns bragging rights as being the brainiest in the nation.

Why Homebuilding Flopped This Year

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

A rough start in 2014 kept homebuilding depleted through the rest of the year. Is there hope for a more robust recovery next year?

New Push to Teach Vets About Housing

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

Nonprofit HOPE NOW has put together a podcast series helping U.S. service members understand housing laws and home ownership from a military...

5 Real Estate Predictions for 2015

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00

The new year could be a seesaw. Freddie Mac says the home-purchase market will improve with the economy, but there will be some stumbling blocks...

Rush to Buy Homes During the Holidays?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Is your seller doubtful that the holiday months can bring about a sale? Some studies suggest homes sold during the holidays align more closely to...

Pent-Up Demand Brewing Among Buyers

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

Home appreciation is normalizing, but sales are not, says realtor.com®’s chief economist. Find out what will finally unleash the pent-up...

Credit Unions Step in to Fill Lending Void

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00

In a tight lending environment, home buyers are increasingly turning to credit unions to finance their home purchase. 

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