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Where Foreclosures Are Bucking National Drop

Foreclosure filings nationwide bumped up 2 percent in July compared to the previous month but remain down 16 percent from year-ago levels, RealtyTrac reports in its Foreclosure Market...

Amerisave On the Hook for Alleged Mortgage Scheme

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Amerisave Mortgage to pay $19.3 million, alleging the lender scammed thousands of customers with a bait-and-switch mortgage-lending...

‘Normalized’ Economy to Prop Up Housing?

A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s...

8 Best Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent

The West seems to offer some of the best opportunities for real estate agents, according to a new analysis by SmartAsset, a financial management resource. The company sought to...

Cranberry Company Gets a Taste for Real Estate

A.D. Makepeace Co., the world’s largest cranberry grower, has a bigger taste for real estate. The company, which farms about 2,100 acres of cranberries for Ocean Spray, has broken...

13 States Soar to New Home-Price Highs

More than a dozen states saw home prices accelerate in June to record-level highs, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, which dates back to January 1976. Year-over-year...

More Professionals Weigh a Job in Real Estate

In pockets of the country where the housing market is booming, classrooms are filling up with aspiring real estate professionals wanting to break in. “Low interest rates, foreign...

Lenders Blame QM Rule for Fewer Home Loans

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released this week. The survey asked large U.S. banks...

Did Expanded Jobless Benefits Lead to Lower Foreclosure Rates?

A new study suggests that about 1.4 million foreclosures between 2008 and 2012 were prevented because the expansion of unemployment insurance benefits cut the likelihood of mortgage...

Refi Applications Boost Loan Demand

As mortgage rates hover nearly yearly lows, more home owners are viewing it as the last opportunity to take advantage by refinancing and lowering their borrowing costs. An increase in...