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Energy-Efficient Mortgages Gain Popularity

February 27, 2014: 

More home buyers and current home owners are weighing the merits of a "green" mortgage, which allows them to finance home improvements that will lower long-term energy costs.

Mortgage Applications Off Historical Trend

February 27, 2014: 

Mortgage applications for home purchases fell nearly 4 percent in the week ending Feb. 21 from the week prior, hitting their lowest level since 1995, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.

No Spring Slowdown for New-Home Sales?

February 27, 2014: 

Single-family new-home sales surged in January to a five-and-a-half-year high, giving the industry new hope that the new-home sector isn't heading for a slowdown this spring after all.

Updated Field Guide: Feng Shui & Vaastu

February 27, 2014: 

Get more information on these ancient arts and their role in real estate.

More Home Owners Tap Into Equity Again

February 26, 2014: 

Home equity lines of credit, once popular during the housing boom days, are back, but home owners are using them more cautiously, lenders say.

Housing Markets With Lightest Tax Burdens

February 26, 2014: 

As tax time approaches, HousingWire takes a look at the housing markets with some of the lightest tax burdens.

Average Home Upsized Post-Recession

February 26, 2014: 

The average new-home size has increased more than 300 square feet since 2009, filling the extra space with more bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities.

Study: Student Debt Holds Buyers Back, But Doesn't Need To

February 26, 2014: 

Rising student loan debt continues to hold young Americans back from home ownership, but lenders and real estate professionals say it doesn't have to be a deal killer.

Do Energy-Efficient Buildings Have a Downside?

February 26, 2014: 

Occupants of some retrofitted buildings are finding that mold and bacteria can thrive in some otherwise ideal environments.

A Closer Look at the Latest EHS Release

February 26, 2014: 

Taking a closer look at Existing Home Sales price data reveals an interesting trend going on in the market.
 

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