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You Own the Home, Builders Own What's Under It

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Builders are increasingly retaining the mineral rights to homes they sell, meaning they own the natural resources that lie under houses.

Everything, Including Housing Boom, is Bigger in Texas

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

There's been a “suburban land rush” in the Lone Star State, with home prices rising rapidly and buyer demand getting stronger.

AARP Names Cheapest Places to Retire

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Only $30,000 a year for retirement? Here’s where to live.

NAR on FHFA’s Loan Limits: Don't Drop Them

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is garnering media attention for challenging the Federal Housing Finance Agency's plan to reduce the...

Why it Might Be Cheaper to Buy Now

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:00

Housing experts say that home buyers who delay their home purchases may pay for it later with a higher mortgage rate.

Your Stories: Tales of the Shutdown

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

As the effects of the government shutdown ripple through the real estate industry, we asked practitioners to tell us how their businesses are...

Your Stories: Tales of the Shutdown

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

As the effects of the government shutdown ripple through the real estate industry, we asked practitioners to tell us how their businesses are...

Housing's Big Thorn: Student Loan Debt?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Three-fourths of the drop in household formation can be directly correlated to student debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

Home Heating Bills to Get Pricier This Year

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

More than 90 percent of homes will likely face higher heating expenses during this year’s cold season, the Energy Department says. 

5 States with High Foreclosures

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Foreclosures are falling nationwide, but they still remain problematic in these states. 

StreetEasy to Shut Down 3 of Its Listing Sites

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

The company’s real estate listing Web sites for Washington, Philadelphia, and south Florida will go dark on Oct. 11.

Loan Demand on the Rise Again

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Mortgage applications reversed course, edging up due to a recent spike in refinance demand. 

Upgraders Eye Construction Loans

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 00:00

Jumbo construction loans are bankrolling construction of new homes and major luxury renovations.

Experts Shoot Down Housing Bubble Warnings

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

Several housing experts say they disagree with economist Robert Shiller’s recent comments that the housing market is starting to look "...

Foreclosure Inventory Down 33%, CoreLogic Says

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

“A surge in completed foreclosures and a rise in the foreclosure inventory is unlikely given continued house-price improvements and...

New Sign of Housing Recovery's Hold?

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

A new index reveals how many housing markets across the country have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels.

Freddie Mac's Plan to Stall Impact of Shutdown

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

With the government shutdown now in its second week, Freddie Mac has issued intermediate guidelines to lending institutions for approving home...

Survey: Gov’t Shutdown Deflating Housing Optimism

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 00:00

Though Americans were upbeat about the direction of the housing recovery in recent months, their attitudes are taking a turn for the worse because...

Realtor.com® Scores Goal as NHL Team Sponsor

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

NAR's official listing Web site, which is operated by Move, Inc., announced that it has inked a deal to become the exclusive sponsor of the...

Is Facebook Building a 'Company Town'?

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:00

Facebook got a little pushback after it announced plans to build a $120 million, 394-unit housing community within walking distance of its offices...

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