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‘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,...

Survey: Smartphone Trade-Ins Lessening Loyalty to Carriers

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 00:00

More smartphone users say they will consider switching carriers for a better trade-in value on mobile devices, according to the NPD Group.

Obama to Support 30-Year Mortgage in Speech

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 00:00

President Barack Obama is making it clear in his housing-focused economic speech today in Phoenix that he envisions the 30-year fixed-rate...

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