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5 Inspection Problems Buyers Shouldn’t Ignore

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

Home buyers who discover house flaws too late in the purchasing process may face costly repairs. Here are some things you should tell them to...

7 Cities Leading the Housing Recovery

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

The housing recovery rolls on with some markets seeing bigger progress than others.

Mortgage Applications Drop as Rates Edge Higher

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

Higher interest rates continue to put the squeeze on the number of home owners refinancing, leading to the second consecutive week in which loan...

Sinkholes Become Bigger Threat to Home Owners

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

The number of sinkholes is growing, putting more homes at risk, and some experts say it even has the potential to threaten the housing recovery in...

Man Moves a Mansion to Multiply Home’s Value

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

A Michigan resident was struggling to sell his 6,600-square-foot home, so he made an extreme decision: Move the mansion and create three potential...

10 Towns With Most Room to Grow

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

Money Magazine says these towns are the least crowded and offer the most room to spread out. 

Pa. Woman May Not Lose Home Over $6 Bill

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 00:00

A state court ruled earlier this week that a Pittsburgh-area woman could continue to argue her case that an overlooked tax bill of $6.30 should...

Foreclosure Crisis Just Now Hitting Some States

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

Many U.S. housing markets are recovering from the worst of the foreclosure crisis, but others are getting slammed.

Study: Price Home Higher, Get a Better Offer

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

Researchers say underpricing a home to spark a bidding war is a losing strategy.

RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

The company's announcement that it is raising money for an initial public offering is yet another sign that large brokerages are trying to...

Realtor.com® Expands New-Home Offerings

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

With 20 percent of home buyers showing a preference for new homes, realtor.com® has added new-home plans and communities to its database....

In Gary, Ind., Become a Home Owner for $1

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

The city of Gary, Ind., is running a real estate fire sale on a dozen homes that were repossessed after the owners became delinquent on their...

White House Begins Installing Solar Panels

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 00:00

The White House is trimming its utility bills by undergoing an "energy retrofit," officials say.

Second Chance for Foreclosed Home Owners

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration may soon give home owners who once underwent a bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale due to the recession...

All-Cash Sales Dominate Market

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

More than half of all homes sold last year and in 2013, so far, have been purchased mortgage-free, according to a new report. 

New-Home Market Loses Some Momentum

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

Single-family housing starts fell to an eight-month low last month, prompting economists to question why new-home construction is still below...

Overheated or Smart Buy? Farm Values Surge

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

Some analysts are concerned that farmland values are going to plunge, now that commodity prices are dropping. But others say the future still...

Natural Disaster Risk Tied to Mortgage Default

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

CoreLogic recently created a score for mortgages in areas with higher risk of natural disasters, operating on the theory that such hazards...

Fannie to Change Mortgage Purchasing Practices?

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae might soon limit its purchases of mortgages that require a minimum down payment of 3 percent.

Housing's Top 10 Turnaround Towns

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 00:00

Which U.S. cities are leading the nation's housing recovery? Realtor.com® has released its second quarter rankings—and one of the...