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What Makes Buyers So Predictable

Are you a highly conscientious person? Then you’ll probably want a fixed-rate mortgage. Somewhat neurotic? Then you’d likely rather own than rent. What Research Says Repeat...

‘Zombies’ Terrorizing Housing Market Less

Zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — are lessening their trail of destruction on housing markets. They made up about 18 percent of all active...

Detroit’s Mystery ‘Blight Savior’ Revealed

Herb Strather, a casino and real estate developer in Detroit, has big plans for the more than 6,000 foreclosed homes he recently snagged in an auction. Detroit’s Fight Against...

Where the Owner Doesn’t Live in the Home

A growing number of new homes are being purchased by “absentee buyers,” which are most often real estate investment trusts, corporations, or individual investors who...

Fed Stimulus Over: What About Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as “quantitative easing,” saying it is confident in the economic recovery. All Eyes on Interest Rates Life...

Home Equity Rebound Slows its Pace

More home owners are eeking out equity again on their properties, but with slowing home appreciation, millions of home owners may still be at risk of foreclosure. Equity-rich...

Housing Is Missing 700K in Sales

A drop in single-family home sales – both new-homes and existing-homes – over the past few years equates to a real estate market that is at least 700,000 shy in annual home sales,...

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’

Last year, many real estate markets saw double-digit price appreciation – some by as much as 20 percent – which prompted warnings of another “bubble” forming in the sector....

Rates Haven’t Been This Low Since 2013

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took another dip this week, staying below the 4 percent threshold and keeping borrowing costs at the lowest rate in more than a year. It marks the fifth...

5 Markets to Watch for Investors in 2015

Typical investor magnets like San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Seattle are getting new competition from some rapidly growing markets. The coastal cities are no longer the top...