Twelve percent of couples admit to considering separation or divorce in the middle of a home remodel, according to a recent survey.
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae might limit its purchases of mortgages that require a minimum down payment of 3 percent.
CoreLogic recently created a score for mortgages in areas with higher risk of natural disasters, operating on the theory that such hazards actually raise the odds of mortgage default.
Many low-lying home and waterfront property owners are facing potential flood insurance premium increases of around 25 percent annually, according to the SunSentinel.
Single-family housing starts fell to an eight-month low last month, prompting economists to question why new-home construction is still below rising demand.