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Ready to Buy, Sell: Move-Up Buyers Return

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

As home equity levels improve, the move-up buyer is back on the market. 

Lenders Revive 'Lock and Shop' Programs

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

Some lenders are bringing back “lock and shop” programs to help home buyers lock in mortgage rates during their house-hunt so they won...

Builders Worry Rising Rates Will Slow Business

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

Over the past year, builder confidence in the new-home recovery has been steadily rising, but the momentum has hit a pause.

More Home Owners Show Desire to Remodel

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

"The national upward trend in remodeling is unmistakable,” says an industry spokesman about the latest remodeling index results....

Mortgage Applications Rebound From 5-Year Lows

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:00

Loan demand surged 11.2 percent last week as interest rates eased slightly from their yearly highs. 

Big Builder Test Drives Home Design Plans

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

PulteGroup is using a market research idea often seen in the auto industry to test out customers’ likes and dislikes of various housing...

NAR: Obama's on the Right Track

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® says that, with its support, President Barack Obama has taken bold steps to stabilize the housing market...

8 States With Biggest Foreclosure Drops

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

The number of home owners entering the foreclosure process dropped below pre-recession levels in August. Find out where the declines were the most...

Bigger Mortgage Rates, Smaller Homes?

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

As the costs of mortgages get bigger, could the size of homes buyers purchase get smaller?

8 States With Biggest Foreclosures Drops

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

The number of home owners entering the foreclosure process dropped below pre-recession levels in August. Find out where the declines were the most...

Housing Frenzy Starting to Slow?

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

The rapid gains in home prices — by double-digit percentages in some areas — may be showing signs of easing in many housing markets....

Solar Panels Becoming Standard for New Homes

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:00

Six of the 10 largest U.S. homebuilders say they now include solar panels in new construction, and consumer demand for them is expected to soar 56...

Number of Underwater Homeowners Down 42%

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

The number of home owners who owe more on their mortgage than their home is currently worth has dropped from 12.1 million to 7.1 million as of the...

The Renaissance Man of Rotary

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

Meet Good Neighbor Finalist Ken Davis, who inspires his community to volunteer as he makes life a little sweeter for orphans and more focused for...

Volatile Market Makes Appraisals More Difficult

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

In markets where prices are booming, deciding on a home's value is particularly tricky matter.

Fed May Announce Bond Tapering This Week

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce an easing of its bond purchase program Wednesday, which could have a big impact on mortgage rates.

Investors Bank on Senior Housing Boom

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

As the housing market recovers, older home owners are selling. Investors predict a big growth in senior housing as a result. 

Most Are Skeptical of Online Privacy

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 00:00

Nearly 60 percent of adults don't believe it's possible to be completely anonymous online, according to a new Pew Research Center survey....

Where Home Sellers Fared the Best This Summer

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:00

As the summer home buying season wraps up, realtor.com® reports which markets fared the best.

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