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New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

Groundbreaking on new single-family homes posted a 6 percent rise in March, showing a gradual strengthening in the sector — particularly in the Northeast and Midwest — according to...

Mortgage Applications End 5-Week Decline

Following five weeks of declines, mortgage applications for refinancing and home purchases bounced back, rising 4.3 percent last week compared to the prior week, the Mortgage Bankers...

Facebook Requires Separate App for Messages

Facebook is requiring its users to download a separate Messenger app in order to continue sending and receiving messages on the social-networking site from a smartphone. Facebook will...

Shiller: Housing Seeing More Momentum Than Stocks

Economist Robert Shiller, a Yale University professor, told CNBC on Tuesday that even though the housing market is showing some signs of slowing, the recovery still remains strong....

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity

More home owners in the foreclosure process are finding that their home may no longer be underwater, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. “Because of rising home prices, many of...

Condo Market on the Mend?

The condo market, which has been mostly stagnant in recent years, is showing signs of revival nationwide. “While still well below historical construction levels, the new interest in...

Where Rich Americans Have Their Eye on Real Estate

Home values internationally climbed 8.4 percent last year, marking the highest annual gain since 1995, according to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index. With more high-net-worth...

FHA Program Puts Ex-Home Owners on Track to Buy Again Sooner

Typically, home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure are required to wait about 36 months before being able to purchase a primary residence again with a Federal...

Foreclosures Rise as Banks Take More Action

Foreclosure activity rose last month by 4 percent, but it remains at the lowest level since 2007, RealtyTrac reports in its latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Last month’s...

‘Heartbleed’ Bug Prompts Call to Change Internet Passwords

A massive security flaw exposed on websites could put at risk your private information, such as credit card numbers and other data. ...