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In Buy vs. Rent, Home Buying Wins Again

September 18, 2012: 

A new Trulia study shows that owning a home is more affordable than renting over a seven-year time frame in America's 100 biggest cities.

Foreclosures Continue to Fall From Last Year's Levels

September 18, 2012: 

Many experts predicted a foreclosure wave to occur with bank-owned properties reaching elevated levels. But the latest data again shows the "wave" has yet to materialize. Find out which states have seen the largest foreclosure decreases.

Fannie Takes Bigger Grip Over Its REO Sales

September 18, 2012: 

Fannie Mae announced that it will no longer be using third-party vendors and sales teams to help manage its REO properties. However, the GSE says it does still plan to use real estate professionals to market properties.

Asking Prices on the Rise in These Metros

September 18, 2012: 

Realtor.com data indicates that the housing recovery, which began a year ago in Florida and has since spread to the West, is gaining more traction. Find out which markets have seen the largest increase in list prices.

Baby Boomers Shift Retiree Haven Preferences

September 17, 2012: 

"Boomers and retirees these days are considering a much wider range of destinations for retirement, often choosing states that don't commonly come to mind," says an editor of Where to Retire magazine.

Zillow Sues Trulia Over Home Valuations

September 17, 2012: 

Zillow accuses its chief rival of infringing on a patent for its Zestimate software.

Study: Women Rate Home Ownership Higher Than Men

September 17, 2012: 

A new study finds that women rate home ownership as the primary achievement in feeling accomplished in life, followed by having a stable career and having a family and children.

4 Big Design Turn-offs of Home Buyers

September 17, 2012: 

Certain dated design features in a home can really make some home buyers cringe. Could your listing have one of them?

'Mortgage Cops' Target Strategic Defaulters

September 17, 2012: 

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has a message for those who walked away from their mortgage obligations: We're coming for you.
 

CFPB Advisory Board: It's All About Balance

September 17, 2012: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is writing rules that can have an enormous impact on real estate.
 

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