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2 Men Charged in Deadly Agent Carjacking

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

The violent carjacking of a real estate agent in Philadelphia led to the death of a mother and three children last month.

The Priciest Home in the World

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

A listing in Hong Kong could be the most expensive home sold on a price-per-square-foot basis.

Drivers Dislike Voice-Recognition Systems in Cars

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

The technology that allows drivers to vocally give requests is becoming more common in new cars, but researchers say there’s a lot to be...

How U.S. Housing Compares Worldwide

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

How happy are Americans with their housing, compared to the rest of the world? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development attempts...

REO Inventories Shrinking for Fannie, Freddie

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00

Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been working through the REO inventory load they hold on their books, a move that...

2014 Expected to Have Strong Finish

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Despite hitting a soft spot in the first quarter, home sales are expected to make a strong showing in the second half of 2014, says NAR’s...

Buyers, Sellers Are Growing More Cautious About Housing

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

"The continued cautious sentiment expressed across the range of consumer indicators this month gives weight to our view that the first phase...

More Markets Slowly Inch Toward ‘Normal’

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

About 16 percent of 350 metro areas tracked nationwide have returned or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, shows...

Fears Fading Over Looming Home Equity Resets

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Millions of customers with home equity lines of credit are expected to see their payments rise in the coming years, but lenders don’t...

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Tick Up Slightly This Week

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

Borrowing costs inched up moderately on fixed-rate mortgages, but still remain lower than last year’s averages

Study: Rental Payment History Can Help Boosts Credit Scores

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00

The addition of rental payment data to credit files may help more potential renters become home owners

Wells Fargo Relaxes Standards for Jumbo Loans

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

The nation's largest mortgage lender is reportedly easing some of its standards on high-priced home loans. 

4 Ways to Get an Offer Accepted

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

There are four rules home buyers should follow if they want sellers to accept their offer.

This Company Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

The latest J.D. Power survey measures customer satisfaction among first-time and repeat home buyers and sellers. Find out which real estate...

Third of U.S. Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Norms

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

"The good news is that none of the nearly 1,200 counties we analyzed for the second quarter has regressed to the dangerously low...

America's 10 'Coolest' Cities

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

What makes a city "cool"? Forbes found the factors behind coolness in its latest survey. See if your city has that "it" factor...

10 Cities Beating National Housing Trends

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00

Ten metros are standing out for strong price appreciation, housing inventory increases, and a rise in home sales that are far outpacing the more...

13 States Soar to New Home-Price Highs

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

More than a dozen states saw home prices accelerate in June to record-level highs, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index.

More Professionals Weigh a Job in Real Estate

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

As the housing market recovers, so does the number of professionals who are making real estate their new career. 

Lenders Blame QM Rule for Fewer Home Loans

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board survey. 

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