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12 Metros with Fastest-Growing Economies

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

As the energy boom fades, a new leader is emerging in economic growth, fueled by baby boomers.  

Report: 'We're in a Housing Affordability Crisis'

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

Housing affordability has become a national crisis, particularly among renters, according to a new report. 

Foreclosures on the Rise: A Temporary Spike?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

More properties entered the foreclosure process in May, as foreclosure filings rose 16 percent from a year ago, reaching a 19-month high. Find out...

Owners Find Way Around Dog Discrimination

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

Insurance companies can charge home owners with certain dog breeds extra on their premiums, based on whether they deem the owners' dogs as a...

Is it Time For You to Move?

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:00

A new quiz from Livability.com helps people decide if moving is the right decision for them.

First-Time Buyers Fuel Latest Sales Boost

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales rose in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, largely attributed to a big rise in the number of first-time home...

Housing Construction Boom Begins This Year?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

New-home construction may finally be on the mend: Housing permits, a gauge of future homebuilding activity, are at a post-crisis high. 

More Buyers Are Out Touring Homes

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

"Foot traffic continues to signal a positive summer trend for home sales," according to NAR researchers. 

The Richest Town in Every State

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

Every state has at least one town with a median household income thousands of dollars higher than the state's median income. Find out your...

CFPB Probes Bankrate Mortgage Tool

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating Bankrate.com's mortgage rate comparison tool, an investigation that could prove...

Zillow Group to Sell ActiveRain

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00

The Ben Kinney family of companies will soon become owners of ActiveRain, promising big things to come for the large blogging platform for the...

Mortgage Rates Drop After Last Week's Spike

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

Borrowers saw some relief with mortgage rates this week, as fixed-rate mortgages reversed course. 

Apartment Occupancies Soar to Record High

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

The national occupancy rate in May reached 95.3 percent, the highest ever. And high occupancy rates also often come with higher rents. 

Fed Hints at Higher Rates Later This Year

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

The Federal Reserve this week voted to leave the benchmark federal rate unchanged at zero, but hinted that a rate hike is coming. When it does,...

Chinese Dominate as Buyers of U.S. Real Estate

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

Chinese buyers have surpassed Canadians as the most dominant home purchasers in the United States.

8 Markets Topping Pre-Housing Crisis Peaks

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

A handful of housing markets have zoomed ahead of their pre-housing crisis peaks in the past year. Find out where. 

Redesign Ideas to Grow Old With

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 00:00

A home can be comfortable and functional throughout the many stages of life. Here are some redesign ideas on how to adapt a home for these life...

CFPB Proposes Extension of Mortgage Rules

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a two-month delay in implementing new mortgage disclosure rules.

Here Come 1.5M Boomerang Buyers

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

About 1.5 million home owners impacted by the mortgage crisis could be on their way to re-entering the housing market within the next three years...

Foreign Buyers Spend More on U.S. Real Estate

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

Fewer international buyers are flocking to the U.S. to purchase real estate, but those who are, spend more on their home purchases, according to a...

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