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Home Owners Still Holding Out for Equity

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

While the home equity picture is looking brighter, many owners remain underwater.

Builders Feeling Better This Month

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of Home Builders says confidence is up, but it's still one point shy of the threshold for what is considered good...

Housing Bubble Fears Brew Overseas

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The International Monetary Fund says that several global housing markets are overheating.

Mortgage Rates Rise for Second Straight Week

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage rates inched up this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.20 percent.

Luxury Comes at Different Costs

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

In Los Angeles, the luxury market may start at $4 million, while in Houston, luxury’s price tag may come at a much lower rate, starting at $...

Will Boomers Leave Their Single-Family Nests?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The baby boomers’ housing choices could have significant implications for the housing market. As this large generation reaches retirement...

VA Loans Gain Popularity as FHA Costs Rise

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

The Veterans Affairs loan program – which has long been saddled with low participation rates – is garnering more attention. 

Owners of Larger Homes More Likely to Expand

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who already own larger homes are more likely to add additional space through remodeling and expansion projects, according to a recent...

Don't Call It a Price Reduction

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

Many real estate agents dread having to talk to clients about a price reduction, but if they approach the conversation strategically, they can...

Shift From Suburbs to Cities a Costly Move

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

More Americans say they want to live near city centers, but in some cases, it costs three times as much to live in the urban core than the suburbs...

Amazon and Google as Mortgage Brokers?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

A new study shows that about 40 percent of young adults would be willing to do their banking, including getting a mortgage, with non-bank...

Signs of a Condo Comeback Across the Country

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

New condo towers are popping up in metros across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as developers are betting on the return of the "...

Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

About 62 percent of single-family builders say they expect that more than 60 percent of their projects will be green by 2018, according to a new...

Top 10 Cities for Working Women

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 00:00

Nerdwallet recently crunched the neighbors to find the best cities for women in the workforce based on their median earnings in each city.

REALTORS® Still Optimistic on Rising Appreciation

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® expect home prices to continue to appreciate over the next year, with a median price increase expected of 4 percent over the next 12...

Foreclosure Activity Drops to 8-Year Lows

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

"This is showing that foreclosures are fading further into the rear-view mirror in most places," according to a RealtyTrac spokesman.

6 Ways to Turn Off Buyers at Open Houses

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Open houses can be a great way to give potential buyers a sneak peek at a property, but make sure you don’t commit any of these common...

Title Defects Can Haunt Transactions

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Title defects have become a major cause for concern within the real estate market in recent years.

Loan Demand Surges in Latest Week

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinancing were on the rise last week, posting an uptick after several weeks of decreases in...

Minnesotan to 3-D Print New Home in His Garage

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:00

A contractor says he's developed a 3-D printer that could create homes even in small spaces, saving time and labor costs...

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