Archive by Author |

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...

Developer Builds Mansion on Wrong Lot

Builders spent six months building a custom 5,300-square-foot house with ocean views in Hammock Dunes, Fla., but when the Missouri couple who had the home built went to look at their...

Foreclosures Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

A new sign that the foreclosure crisis may largely be in the rearview mirror, new filings in the third quarter of this year were down 16 percent from a year ago — bringing overall...

Video: What Consumers Want From You

Do you know what consumers want from a real estate agent? Sure, you might have a pretty good idea — but why not take it from them? Mike Reff, broker-associate at Madison &...

HOA Foreclosures Leave Banks Empty-Handed

A recent court decision in Nevada has put mortgage lenders and housing associations at odds over the sale of foreclosures in a case that could have implications nationwide, The Wall...

HUD’s $38M Fight for Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better enforce the Fair Housing Act. To do...