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Mortgage Rates Roll Back to July Levels

September 30, 2013: 

"These low rates should somewhat offset the house price gains seen the last number of months and keep housing affordability elevated," says Freddie Mac's chief economist.

One Major Threat to Housing Recovery Recedes

September 30, 2013: 

The shadow inventory was once deemed a big threat to derailing the housing recovery. But the latest numbers show that threat is quickly vanishing.

Video: Pending Home Sales Decline in August

September 26, 2013: 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses the decline in pending home sales and rising interest rates, and looks ahead to 2014.

Pending Home Sales Decline in August

September 26, 2013: 

Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market.

Quiz: 2013 Profile of Real Estate Firms: Part II

September 23, 2013: 

How much do you know about the typical real estate firm? Take this quiz to find out.

Top 10 'Hidden Gem' Single-Family Rental Markets

September 20, 2013: 

Investors are finding it's the little-known areas that may offers some of the highest returns. Here are the top 10 markets offering the highest gross rental yield based on data from RealtyTrac and RentRage.

Mortgage Applications Take Big Dive

September 20, 2013: 

Higher mortgage rates are curbing loan demand for home purchases and refinancings, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Inventory Crunch Over? More Sellers Jump In

September 20, 2013: 

The tight inventory of homes for-sale that plagued many markets in recent months is starting to fade.

More Home Owners Recapture Long-Lost Equity

September 20, 2013: 

Two recent housing reports are confirming the same picture: Home owners are rapidly recapturing the equity they had lost in the last decade.

Number of Underwater Homeowners Down 42%

September 20, 2013: 

The number of home owners who owe more on their mortgage than their home is currently worth has dropped from 12.1 million to 7.1 million as of the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest housing scorecard from the Obama administration.

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