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6 Hot Spots for Retirees

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

As the housing recovery rolls on, baby boomers and empty-nesters may be looking to finally downsize and trade-in for a retirement home. Here are...

All Eyes are on Mortgage Rates

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

The Fed is monitoring the housing market closely after a run-up in mortgage rates over the past few months, Freddie Mac reports.

Launch of iPhone Trade-In Program Expected

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

Apple is expected to debut a new iPhone model in September, and reports say the company may also unveil an iPhone trade-in program at that time....

Report: Singles Make Up Quarter of All Buyers

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

More Americans are opting to live alone, with young adults becoming the fastest-growing group of single home buyers.

Foreclosure Crisis Near Its End?

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:00

Foreclosure inventories posted a 32 percent year-over-year drop in July, another sign that the foreclosure crisis may finally be over, CoreLogic...

Smart-Home Services to See Huge Growth

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

As more cable providers delve into smart home automation systems, the number of smart homes is expected to take a big leap forward.

Brokerage Turns Blog Into News Site

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

Chicago-based Dream Town Realty is banking on getting more eyes on its site by using actual journalism to spice up its blog.

Some Home Owners Say Rentals Are Ruining Neighborhoods

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:00

In some neighborhoods where single-family rentals are on the rise, neighboring home owners say tenants are attracting a host of problems.

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.

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