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Census: Recession Hit Families Hard

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

The aftermath of the recession sparked a change in family life that is being reflected in today's housing needs.

10 Most Youthful Towns

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

In these 10 towns, you're likely to have more Millennials as customers. 

More Brokerages Becoming One-Stop Shops

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

More real estate brokerages are adding services, such as mortgages and title insurance, to attract more customers.

Celebs Get Flip With Housing

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

Even Hollywood stars aren't immune to the appeal of a good resale on a high-end property.

NAR Welcomes QRM Rule Revisions

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

Revisions to the QRM rule announced today will protect home buyers and keep the mortgage market healthy, according to NAR President Gary Thomas....

Back-to-School Housing Bargains Abound

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

An oversupply of student housing in college towns is prompting landlords nationwide to cut rents as they worry about rising vacancies.

Home Buyers Stay Resilient as Rates Surge

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

Overall mortgage applications are tumbling as rates rise to their highest level of the year. But the rising rates have yet to dampen one bright...

And the Top Mortgage Servicers Are ...

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

Fannie Mae recently released its rankings of top mortgage servicers, based on metrics including customer service, performance outcomes, and...

Golf-Course Homes No Longer Up to Par?

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

Homes on golf courses have traditionally been sought after, but buyers are no longer flocking to these homes as they once were.

Former Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing REOs' Appliances

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:00

A former real estate professional could face up to five years in prison for stealing appliances from vacant HUD homes. 

Home Prices Edge Closer to Pre-Crash Levels

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 00:00

More home owners are inching closer back to equity as states are nearing — or even above — their pre-crash peaks, according to a new...

Report: ‘Sloppy’ Mortgage Services Trip up Borrowers

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that home owners continue to face mortgage hassles.

Family Proximity is Lower Priority for Buyers

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 00:00

Property size, crime rates, school district, and length of commute ranks higher than moving close to family for would-be buyers.

Using Cable or Even Netflix to Qualify for a Loan?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 00:00

Some mortgage lenders may be willing to consider alternative credit accounts for borrowers with thin credit histories. 

City Bulldozes the Wrong Home — Twice!

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 00:00

Fort Worth, Texas, officials have stopped demolitions until they determine  why the wrong home keeps getting bulldozed. 

2013 Good Neighbor Finalists: Committed to Communities

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:00

Get inspired by this year's 10 Good Neighbor Award finalsits who are supporting causes large and small, volunteering their...

‘Real Estate’s Version of Road Rage’

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:00

Fights over fixtures like a ceiling fan or curtains may seem trivial, but some real estate professionals say such squabbles have cost them deals....

New-Home Sales Stall: Rising Rates to Blame?

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:00

The unexpected turn in new-home sales is being caused by the recent surge in mortgage rates, economists say. 

Commercial Markets Show Steady, Moderate Growth

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:00

Commercial real estate markets are seeing a decline in vacancy rates with modest rent growth, according to NAR's quarterly commercial real...

Shadow Inventories Becoming Vanishing Problem

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:00

“The shadow inventory is quickly being worked off and is no longer a significant weight on the housing market in most parts of the country,...

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