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Baby Boomers Turn to Cities for Retirement

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

More baby boomers are being lured to the city for retirement, selling their suburban McMansions for a smaller urban home where stores, restaurants...

Wells Fargo: Don’t Fear Rising Rates

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

The nation’s largest mortgage lender insists that the recent surge in mortgage rates won’t slow the housing recovery.

Stunt Caused Crews to Raze Wrong House?

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Wrecking crews say the owner of the home in Pontiac, Mich., that they were supposed to demolish swapped his address with that of the house next...

HUD Plan to Probe Neighborhood Discrimination

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

HUD is proposing a new rule that would allow it to track diversity in neighborhoods across the country and require municipalities to fix...

List of Improving Housing Markets Hits Record High

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Now 291 U.S. housing markets are listed as "improving," but that may be partially explained by a change in the method used to calculate...

Donating His Heart and Soul

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 00:00

Condo Boom? Market Shows Signs of a Revival

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

The condo sector has seen lackluster growth the last few years, but it may finally be experiencing a turnaround.

Respite for the Elderly and Their Caregivers

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Finalist Susanne Crenshaw, who helps provide seniors and their families with a much-needed alternative to nursing homes.

Investor Demand Starts to Cool

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

The proportion of investors involved in the housing market has fallen in the last few months. As their numbers dwindle, it may allow other buyers...

10% of Home Owners Still Underwater

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

As prices rise, more home owners are regaining equity. But some metros are still facing a disproportionate number of underwater home owners....

Banks Tighten Reverse Mortgage Rules

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

New rules that go into effect on Sept. 30 will place more limits on how much and when home owners can tap the equity in their homes. 

Keep Your Site Safe From Cyber Attacks

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 00:00

An average of 30,000 web sites are identified as distributing malicious code to users every day, and many of these sites come from small business...

Ready for a Sell-Off? Equity-Backed Home Owners Resurface

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

In the next 15 months, 8.3 million home owners — about 18 percent of home owners who have a mortgage — are expected to gain enough...

Making Mentorships Multiply

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Finalist Brad Coleman with Metro Estates in Newport Beach, Calif. He knows he got lucky. Now, he relentlessly recruits and...

Construction Lags in Booming Housing Markets

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

Housing markets that have had some of the biggest rebound in home prices are seeing some of the biggest shortfalls in construction activity.

Strengthening Economy Lifts Mortgage Rates

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

Borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers just got more expensive this week.

Short Sales May Lose Favor in California

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

Home owners in California may be less likely to consider a short sale now that the state failed to take action on legislation that would have...

Google-Backed Housing?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 00:00

The tech giant is dabbling in real estate.

Can Investors Make Good on Housing Bets?

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Real estate investors have shifted their focus from buying up distressed properties in bulk to ensuring that the properties they have remain...

Buyers Say Rising Rates are Painful

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:00

Buyers blame rising mortgage rates for making it more difficult to purchase a home and altering the pace of their home search, according to a new...

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