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For Big Discounts, Look at Fixer-Uppers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers can still find real estate deals in some markets, particularly if they are willing to put in a little work.

Why Buyers May Find Mortgages Easier to Get

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Good news for potential home shoppers: Lender requirements regarding credit scores, down payments, and other key terms are finally loosening up....

Refinancing May Help 1 in 3 FHA Borrowers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

About 2.4 million borrowers with Federal Housing Administration loans could lower their mortgage costs by refinancing, according to a new study....

Builders Target Single, Female Baby Boomers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

This powerful, diverse demographic is changing the way builders construct communities.

New York Battles 'Zombies' Again

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Abandoned homes left in foreclosure can decrease the property value of neighboring homes, and New York officials are trying once again to lead a...

Inventories Tighten Up Again

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Home owners aren’t selling, and the lack of housing inventory is restraining numerous markets across the country, realtor.com® reports...

Average U.S. Family Can Afford 63% of Homes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Low interest rates and home prices helped lift housing affordability slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014, a new affordability index shows....

A Reason to Lock In Mortgage Rates Now

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages inched higher for the second consecutive week amid a stronger employment report, according to Freddie Mac.

ListHub Cuts Off Trulia

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Following the finalization this week of Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia, ListHub announced that it will no longer send thousands of listings...

Home Building Slows: Midwest to Blame?

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Groundbreaking on new homes slowed last month, but the dip is likely temporary, builders say. 

Home Buyers Put Down More Money in 2014

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tended to make hefty down payments last year in their home purchases, as the share of buyers using low down payment loans plummeted to its...

Homebuilding Slows: Midwest to Blame?

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Groundbreaking on new homes slowed last month, but the dip is likely temporary, builders say. 

Homebuyers Put Down More Money in 2014

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Buyers tended to make hefty down payments last year in their home purchases, as the share of buyers using low down payment loans plummeted to its...

House Flipping Gains Traction for Investors

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Is house flipping gaining traction again? Investors bidding on property online and at live events are showing a preference for flipping over a...

After Baby Boomers, What’s Next for Housing?

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

As baby boomers age, the decline of this mammoth generation will have a “dampening effect on household growth,” according to a new...

Bet on These Home Improvements in 2015

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Redfin analyzed which home improvements are the safest bet and what home features are the most desirable for buyers.

'Vanilla Ice' Arrested in Foreclosure Theft

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

The 1990s rapper known as Vanilla Ice, who now renovates and then sells homes for the DIY Network, has been arrested on charges of burglary and...

Green Boost for Affordable Housing in Va.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows how implementing energy efficient construction requirements in subsidized housing can make paying rent that much easier for cash...

Move Inc. Ready to Take on Zillow-Trulia

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Now, it's Move Inc.-News Corp vs. Zillow-Trulia, and Move CEO Ryan O'Hara promises a "spirited battle."

Home Owners, Appraisers Align on Price

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00

Appraisers were found to have higher opinions of home values than the home owners did, which means that many may have more equity in their home...

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