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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...

Home Ownership Rate Near 20-Year Low

The fallout from the housing crisis continues as the number of Americans who own homes dropped to the lowest level in nearly two decades in the second quarter, the U.S. Department of...

This Is Where Millennial Home Buyers Are Heading

While first-time home buyers’ presence in the housing market has been subdued in recent years, some metro areas are poised to soon see an increase in home buying from the millennial...

Home Owners Say if They Had to They’d Cut Housing Costs By …

If faced with an unexpected financial burden, the majority of home owners say they’d reduce their housing costs by downsizing, according to a survey conducted by Trulia of more than...

More Home Owners Getting Bit by Selling Bug?

Reports of rising home prices are making selling more attractive to the largest share of home owners in eight years, according to a gauge from the University of Michigan and Thomson...

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Virginia has approved a new law that will allow first-time home buyers to invest up to $50,000 in financial institutions that can be earmarked as a first-time homebuyer savings plan....

Developer Must Remove $1.8M Home on Parkland

A Rhode Island developer has been ordered to remove a $1.8 million waterfront home in Narragansett, R.I., that was mistakenly built on land owned by a park foundation. Four Twenty...

When a Home Poses an Environmental Risk

Real estate professionals often must evaluate environmental risks associated with property deals. Identifying, assessing, and minimizing such risks has become more complicated in light...

Home Sales Struggle, but Improvement Seen

Two years into the economic recovery, residential home sales are struggling. But because of demographic and other trends, long-term growth prospects remain good, NAR Chief Economist...

Home Buyers’ Biggest Regrets About the Purchase

Though buyer’s remorse is never fun, there’s usually something we’d change if we could go back and make a big purchasing decision again. In a new survey, Chase Bank...