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Homelessness Rising Among Families

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

The affordable housing shortage is playing a major role in the rising rates of family homelessness, according to a report by Harvard University...

Messaging Apps Are Growing in Popularity

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows which messaging apps and social media sites are most on the rise. 

Foreign Investment in U.S. Poised for Record?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

A flood of foreign investments pouring into U.S. commercial real estate could mark a record high this year. 

Return Buyers: Housing's Next Boom

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:00

The housing journey is not over for many people who lost their homes during the housing crisis. Find out why.

REOs Are Back on the Rise

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

Banks are flushing out old distress as foreclosure filings surge 14 percent from a year ago, according to a new report. 

FHFA Targets Low-Income Borrowers

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has released new goals for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that aim to widen access to...

More Millennials Are Stuck in a Rental Trap

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

Millennials are renting for longer periods of time than other generations, and forced to pay skyrocketing rents that make it more challenging to...

2 Common Mortgage Deal Delays

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

In some housing markets, a delay to securing financing could mean missing out on a home.

Developers Eye Office Buildings as Residences

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

A new trend is emerging in downtowns: Once empty, obsolete office buildings are increasingly being converted into apartments.

The Top Home Decor Resources Online

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

We've scoured the web and found the best architecture and design resources for your buyers and sellers.

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Places to Live In

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Discover what small towns topped the magazine’s annual list this year, based on the best locations for employment, home ownership, schools,...

New-Home Starts Surge to 2007 Highs

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

As builders feel more confident about the housing market, they are stepping up their production of single-family homes and helping to relieve...

New-Home Sizes Are Starting to Shrink

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

New homes are showing signs of getting smaller in second-quarter statistics, and some analysts say it’s a sign builders are shifting toward...

Money Magazine: 10 Best Small Cities to Live In

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Discover what small towns topped the magazine’s annual list this year, based on the best locations for employment, home ownership, schools,...

All-Cash Sales Make Up Fewer Transactions

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers needing financing are facing less competition from buyers paying all cash, but a few cash-strong pockets remain around the country.

Refinancers Drive Upswing in Loan Demand

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Refinancers led a push in snagging lower rates, pushing overall mortgage activity up last week as interest rates showed signs of easing. 

This Busy City Will Never Have a Home for Sale

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

Don't even try to sell a home in this Michigan location: The "houses" are just facades and there aren't even any drivers in the...

Builders Feel Like It's the Housing Boom Days

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

Builders are feeling as confident about the new-home market and home sales as they did during 2005.

TRID Guide Aims to Ensure On-Time Closings

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's says its new toolkit is designed for real estate professionals to help ensure smooth, on-time...

Building New Brings Longer Waits

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00

The average completion time of a single-family home is about seven months, but that average can fluctuate greatly depending on where you live....

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