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Developing Affordable Housing for Millennials

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:00

Find out how cities are attempting to create affordable and accessible housing options for millennials.

CFPB Backs Delay for New Closing Rules

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a two-month delay in implementing new mortgage disclosure rules.

Report: 90% of Properties Now Have Equity

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

More home owners are emerging from the negative equity trap, which bodes well for a stronger housing recovery. 

A Big Pick Up in Homebuilding Is Coming

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

Permits for future home construction climbed to a near eight-year high in May, which sets the stage for greater inventories from homebuilders in...

Loan Demand Turns Volatile as Rates Rise

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

As rates rise, borrowers looking for lower cost products may increasingly turn to adjustable rate mortgages.

Buyers Overestimate Mortgage Requirements

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

Many consumers have misperceptions about the credit score, down payment, and income requirements needed to qualify for a mortgage, a new survey...

Coalition Launches Affordable Housing Plan

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition plans to purchase, renovate, and sell homes in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods as part of a...

Florida Man Takes an Odd Shine to Property

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

A resident in the Tampa Bay area turns his property into an outdoor "art installation"... by covering it with aluminum foil.

10 States With High, Low Down Payments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

As lenders show some signs of loosening up on credit, home buyers are bringing less money to closing.

Commercial Agents See Higher Incomes, Sales

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Commercial real estate professionals are reporting an uptick in annual gross income as well as the number of sales transactions and their sales...

The Top Markets for REOs Right Now

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Find out where REOs are selling in the shortest amounts of time and closest to their market value. 

Lending Giant Takes on the Government

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans executives argue that the government's recent actions against banks result in fewer lenders making loans to low-income borrowers...

Builders Upbeat From 'Committed Buyers'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilders growing optimism about the housing recovery is coming from more serious and committed buyers entering the housing market, according...

Building Giant: Standard Pacific, Ryland Merge

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Two major homebuilders will merge to form one single company in a $5.2 billion deal that will put them in control of 74,000 home sites. 

Higher Home Prices Push Affordability Down

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

"This may be a good time for return and first-time home buyers to surge back into the housing market before rates climb higher, further...

Man Accused of Kidnapping 2 Agents Released

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

A retired Air Force major who faces kidnapping charges of two real estate agents at gunpoint was released on bond from the Pinellas County jail...

FHA's Lower Premiums Boost Loan Demand

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Recent actions by the Federal Housing Administration to reduce its mortgage insurance premiums have contributed to a big spike in its loan volume...

Renters Face Steep Costs in Job Havens

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Some of the fastest growing job markets are also becoming some of the least affordable with rental costs.

How to Avoid 'Losing It'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Is a client getting under your skin? A negotiation getting too tense? Here are some tips on how to avoid losing your cool. 

Housing Solutions for Emerging Markets

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

These innovative and sustainable solutions seek to address housing needs in the emerging markets all over the world.