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Home Prices Rose in October

December 27, 2012: 

U.S. home prices in October were up 4.3 percent from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index.

NAR Weighs Measure for Buyer Foot Traffic

December 27, 2012: 

NAR is working on developing a national index to measure the number of visits to houses for sale from prospective buyers.

Getting a Mortgage Likely Won't Get Any Easier Soon

December 27, 2012: 

"Buyers shouldn't expect that getting a loan will get easier anytime soon, even though rates probably can't get much more attractive," The Wall Street Journal reports.

HOAs Foreclosing on Banks?

December 27, 2012: 

Homeowners associations in some areas are turning the tables and foreclosing on the banks, CNNMoney reports.

Patience Really Is a Virtue

December 26, 2012: 

Helping older colleagues and clients figure out new gadgets and technology can be humorous sometimes. But it can also be incredibly rewarding.

Survey: More Buyers Feel the Urgency

December 26, 2012: 

Home buyers are feeling more confident that the housing market is in recovery mode and realizing they'd better act soon if they want to take advantage of it.

Time Is Ticking on Tax Break Expiration

December 26, 2012: 

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 is days from expiring, potentially having a "chilling effect on home owners considering a short sale," housing analysts say. 

Kitchen Remodeling: The Do's and Don'ts of Improving Resale Value

December 24, 2012: 

Be aware of all the components that go into kitchen remodeling, particularly how it may affect home values.

6 of the Nation's Friendliest Towns

December 21, 2012: 

Where are the friendliest towns in the country, known for their pride in home ownership, charitable giving, and low crime rates?

Fannie: Housing Market Staying Resilient

December 21, 2012: 

Uncertainties over the looming fiscal cliff are restraining consumer and business confidence, but the housing market is staying resilient, Fannie Mae researchers report.