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NAR: Existing-Home Sales Stall in August

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

Despite the drop in sales, NAR's latest housing report also shows that price appreciation in the last two months has started to moderate from...

Bank Giant Is More Cautious Over FHA Loans

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

"FHA requirements are down to a 520 FICO [credit score] and you only have to put 3.5 percent down; that's subprime lending, and we're...

Affordability Snapshot for the Top 100 Metros

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

A new study evaluates how much house a typical family in each of the nation's top 100 metro areas can comfortably afford. 

Bullish on Rentals, Big Landlords Merge

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

The single-family rental home business had long been dominated by mom-and-pop operators, but big investors have moved in. 

Long & Foster Teams With China Housing Site

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

Long & Foster Real Estate has signed a partnership with China's largest international real estate portal, Juwai.com, in the hopes of...

Real Estate Ads Target Instagram, Snapchat

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00

Instagram and Snapchat recently began to integrate advertisements into their social platforms, opening up new avenues for real estate companies to...

1 in 5 Buyers Make Offer Without Seeing Home

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

A new survey shows the growing importance of online listings and mobile real estate apps in getting some buyers to make an offer without seeing a...

Better to Buy Than Rent, Index Shows

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

Owning a home is expected to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting, a new index shows. 

Demographics to Blame for Low Inventories?

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

One of the big culprits in the shortage of homes for-sale is often not discussed, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing...

Economists Bullish on Single-Family Rentals

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

The single-family rental market will likely stay strong for years to come, according to Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic.

More Lenders Say They're Easing Up on Credit

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

Home buyers may face less trouble in securing financing for their home purchase.

Millennial Renters Dish on When They'll Buy

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00

In a recent survey, 53 percent of millennial renters who expect to buy homes say they plan to wait until after 2018 to do so – but age and...

CFPB Introduces New Tools for Buyers at NAR

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Senior officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) came to NAR yesterday to unveil tools designed to help consumers and real...

Fed Votes to Hold Off on Rate Hike, For Now

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates may stick around for awhile longer, following the Fed's decision Thursday to back away from an interest rate hike for...

Fed Votes to Holds Off on Rate Hike, For Now

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates may stick around for awhile longer, following the Fed's decision Thursday to back away from an interest rate hike for...

Buyers Leverage More Tech in Home Searches

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

House-hunters are increasingly turning to the Internet for their home search, but they still say they need a real estate agent’s expertise,...

Housing Starts Drop, But Builders Are Upbeat

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

The Commerce Department reports a slowdown in single-family and multifamily housing starts, a report that follows on the heels of a survey that...

Freddie: 30-Year Rates Stay Below 4%

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates continue to help support housing markets, Freddie Mac says.

5 Yard Maintenence Tips for Fall

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:00

Fall yard care is essential to protect your landscaping from the harshness of winter. Follow these five tips and you'll have spring lawn...

This Isn't a Housing Bubble: Here's Why

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 00:00

Home prices are rising rapidly, but economists are deflating concerns that another "housing bubble" is brewing. 

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