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Rising Student Loan Debt Hampers Housing Market

March 5, 2013: 

Young home buyers are making up their smallest share in the housing market in more than a decade, and a new report blames it on rising student loan debt.

Fannie, Freddie Footprint to Shrink With New Company

March 5, 2013: 

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Monday that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will create a new joint company for securitizing home loans.

Are Banks Easing Up on Mortgage Standards?

March 5, 2013: 

Lender constraints on mortgage availability have been a major obstacle for the housing market recovery. Is that about to change?

American Home Week Takes Place April 7–13

March 4, 2013: 

Many local associations celebrate American Home Week, usually during the second week of April.

Distressed Sales Are Down

March 4, 2013: 

Foreclosed property was reported as selling at a 20 percent discount, while short sale properties sold at a 12 percent average discount in January.

Commercial Rentals and Sales Are Up

March 4, 2013: 

Get the latest statistics on commercial sales, rentals, and prices.

International Buyers: A Significant Part of Real Estate Sales

March 4, 2013: 

NAR has estimated residential sales to foreign buyers at $ 82.5Billion for the 12 months ended March 2012, approximately 8.8 percent of the total residential market by dollar volume.

The Best Day to List a House for Sale ...

March 4, 2013: 

By listing a home on this day, you may bring in an extra $5,000 to the sales price, according to a recent study.

Gear Up for Health Insurance Employer Mandate

March 4, 2013: 

Next year is a big year for the health insurance reform law enacted three years ago, but it's this year that you might want to start thinking about what, if anything, you'll need to do to get ready.

Jumbo Mortgage Comeback Helps Lift Luxury Sales

March 4, 2013: 

The revival in the luxury real estate market is being fueled by growth in jumbo mortgages, Reuters reports.

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