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Android Eats Up More Market Share

Sun, 08/11/2013 - 00:00

Google's Android software has taken an even bigger bite out of the smartphone market share in recent months, overtaking rivals like Apple and...

Foreclosure Fears Less Haunting to Housing Recovery

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

Fears over a large overhang of potential foreclosures that could threaten the housing recovery have failed to materialize — and aren’t...

‘Like’ This Article, Your Friends Will Too

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

Need to bring positive attention to something in your business? A new study shows the power of the “like” button on social networks....

7 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

Nearly a quarter of second home buyers purchase a vacation home with intentions of renting it out. Here are some of the best vacation home markets...

Mortgage Rates Seesaw Since Fed’s Taper Talk

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

After rising more than a full percentage point since May, mortgage rates hold mostly steady this week, Freddie Mac reports. 

More Home Owners Tackle Remodel Projects

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

More Americans are renovating their homes, and they're hiring contractors instead of doing the projects themselves.

'Empowerhouse' Breaks Ground in Energy-Efficient Living

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 00:00

No more heating and cooling bills? This house could pave the way.

Survey: Americans Upbeat on Housing, Despite Rates

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

Consumers are bracing for a continued rise in mortgage rates, but they expect healthy home-price gains over the next year, according to Fannie Mae...

Ariel Castro's 'House of Horrors' Demolished

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

Victims of the convicted kidnapper celebrated Wednesday as his Cleveland home — where they were held captive for 11 years — was...

Obama Takes on Consumers' Housing Questions

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

President Barack Obama was peppered with consumers' concerns and questions about the housing market at an online forum Wednesday. Here's...

Legal Threat Over City's Eminent Domain Plan

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac is threatening legal action against the city of Richmond, Calif., which plans to use eminent domain to seize underwater...

Freddie Mac Posts $5 Billion Profit

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

Reporting its second-largest profit ever, the mortgage giant says it will use some of its cash flow to pay down its debt to taxpayers.

Real Estate Sweetens Washington Post Deal

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:00

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is getting a lot of real estate in his purchase of The Washington Post — and it may be worth even more than the...

Obama Urges Access to 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

The president placed home ownership and the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the center of his economic speech yesterday.

CoreLogic: Rapid Rise in Home Prices 'Remarkable'

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

During the first six months of this year, home prices jumped 10 percent, the fastest pace in 36 years, CoreLogic reports. 

Improving Housing Market List Drops 11 Metros

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

A housing index that tracks improving housing markets showed signs of cooling this month.

Housing Problems Among Top Consumer Gripes

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

What has customers so upset? Six of the top 10 consumer complaints revolve around the housing sector, according to a new customer survey. 

Survey Tracks Where Closing Costs Are Highest, Lowest

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

Closing costs can add up. Here’s where home shoppers can expect to pay the highest and lowest in closing costs. 

Mortgage Applications Rebound Despite Higher Rates

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:00

Rising mortgage rates didn’t stall loan demand last week. 

National Mortgage Delinquency Rate Plummets

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 00:00

Every state and the District of Columbia saw a dip in mortgage delinquencies in the second quarter, with some posting double-digit drops,...