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Study: 'Green' Home Owners Less Likely to Default

March 21, 2013: 

Home owners of energy-efficient homes are one-third less likely to default on their mortgage, and researchers say lenders and Congress need to pay careful attention to the findings.

Are Renters Driving the Home Construction Rebound?

March 21, 2013: 

Rental demand is playing a large role in the home construction industry's current projects.

Freddie Has High Expectations for Spring Market

March 21, 2013: 

"With the spring home-buying season upon us, the recent highs in the stock market are a welcome signal of better times ahead," says Freddie Mac's chief economist.

Buyer Demand Soars, But Where Are the Houses?

March 21, 2013: 

Buyer demand is rapidly rising, but the housing market may not have the inventory to meet it.

The Right Way to Meet Fair Housing Challenge

March 20, 2013: 

Taking the view that even a single allegation of discrimination is one too many, the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS® in Pennsylvania worked with community groups to institute a hard-hitting campaign to educate its members about Fair Housing.

Court Confirms Block on Clean-Energy Loans

March 20, 2013: 

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't participate in the fledgling Property Assessed Clean Energy program for solar panels and other energy-saving measures on homes in California.

Some Home Features Have Strong Pulls with Certain States

March 20, 2013: 

In Phoenix, home listings most often highlight "kitchen islands," while in West Palm Beach, Fla., listings like to tout the "Roman tub." Find out what are the most popular home features in various states.

2013 Home Buying Season Kicks Off Early

March 19, 2013: 

Spring is in the air for the real estate market—just look at the latest housing data from realtor.com®.

Economists Fear Farmland Bubble

March 19, 2013: 

Booming prices for farmland, bolstered by high crop prices, may not last long.

'Flash Sales' Grow More Common

March 19, 2013: 

The number of homes sold in less than 24 hours is increasing. Find out where these flash sales are most prevalent.

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