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Where the Owner Doesn't Live in the Home

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by "absentee buyers" — entities or investors who don’t actually live on...

Fed: Bond-Buying Stimulus Is Officially Over

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

So what does this mean for interest rates? 

Detroit’s Mystery 'Blight' Bidder Revealed

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

“This is more than just an acquisition of parcels. It’s an opportunity to redevelop the city I was born in,” says the winning...

Where the Absentee-Owner Dominates

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by absentee owners – people who don’t actually live in the homes. In some markets,...

Housing’s Zombies Still Lurk, But Bite Lessens

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The number of homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant – known as zombie foreclosures – are lessening their trail of...

Don’t Blame Millennials for Ownership Drop

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

The home ownership rate dropped to a 20-year low in the third quarter, and a new analysis points the finger at an unexpected group.

Mortgage Fraud Up – Where Is It Highest?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage fraud rose 3.2 percent year over year nationwide. But in some areas of Florida, mortgage fraud has doubled.

Foreclosures Still Offer 'Substantial' Discounts

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

In some markets, discounts on foreclosures or short sales are as high as 72 percent. Where are investors finding the largest bargains?

Buyers in No Rush to Snag Low Rates

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates continue to hover at yearly lows, but they still aren't attracting buyers in the numbers observers have hoped for.

Top 10 Reasons Renters Keep Renting

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Can you overcome renters’ most common objections and convince them of the benefits of owning? 

Unkept Yard Lands Tenn. Woman in Jail

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

A judge sent a home owner in East Tennessee to jail after city officials decided her yard wasn't properly maintained.

Networking Site Sues Zillow, Alleges Fraud

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

Top Agent Network, a real estate business networking site, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets and made a copycat...

Mortgage Giant Says 'Sorry' to Home Owners

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, has apologized to home owners after the company was accused of backdating...

Pending Home Sales Up, But Credit an Issue

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

For the first time in 11 months, pending home sales in September rose above year-over-year levels, but 15 percent of REALTORS® still say they...

Price Appreciation Slows to Single Digits

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

The double-digit gains in home values last year have mostly faded, but that doesn't mean they're not still rising. Fifty-nine percent of U...

Sellers Settle Into 'Waiting Game'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

With home-price growth slowing, more sellers are getting the message that the market is no longer tilting in their favor. Now they're planning...

New-Home Sales Inch to 6-Year High

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive month, sales of newly built single-family homes edged up, but economists warn that the recovery remains fragile. ...

Housing's Big Game Changer: Marriage Delays

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Marriage and real estate often go hand-in-hand, but a drastic decrease in the number of marriages among young adults could reshape the real estate...

Vant to Invest in Count Dracula's Home?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Got quirky buyers looking for a unique home? Here's a fun investment idea to share this Halloween.

This Could Be the Nation's Luckiest Brokerage

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

This real estate office is on a winning streak: In the last 18 months, three separate agents at the Coldwell Banker-Premier Group in St. Louis, Mo...

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