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8 Perfect Housewarming Books

September 27, 2012: 

Consider these books—paired with some hard-to-shop-for personality types—as a jumping-off point for finding the perfect literary closing gift for your clients.

Rural Areas to Stay Rural — for Now

September 27, 2012: 

Communities that have outgrown a 38-year-old definition of "rural" will continue to be eligible for mortgage assistance while the federal Rural Housing Service transitions to a new way of tracking population and income changes.

Fiserv: Home Prices Still Have a Long Way to Climb

September 27, 2012: 

Despite recent progress, home prices still have a long way to go to return to the peaks they reached during the housing boom, the analytics firm Fiserv reports.

SBA Raises Revenue Standards for Real Estate

September 27, 2012: 

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be increasing revenue standards for several categories within the real estate industry.

New-Home Prices Soar to 5-Year High

September 27, 2012: 

As inventory remains at record lows, prices of new homes jumped a record-breaking 11.2 percent in August, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

Voting Obstacles for Foreclosed Home Owners

September 26, 2012: 

A new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network details the challenges that foreclosed borrowers face when determining where to vote in the upcoming election.

The More Underwater, the Higher the Risk of Default

September 26, 2012: 

"As negative equity increases, we see corresponding increases in the number of new problem loans," Lender Processing Services reports.

Home Prices Continue to Rise Over Last Year's Levels

September 26, 2012: 

More housing reports were released on Tuesday showing home prices on the rise throughout the country.

Credit Scores Can Differ From What Lenders Use

September 26, 2012: 

When reviewing their credit reports, one in five consumers are likely to receive a different credit score from what a creditor will use to price a loan. The discrepancy has a federal agency concerned.

Merger Serves You

September 25, 2012: 

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union merged with Northwest Federal Credit Union to offer its members a wider range of products and services.