Tag Archives: home

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...

West Coast Home Builder Expands East

San Jose, Calif.-based home builder UCP Inc. is acquiring Citizen Homes Inc. in a move that is expected to nearly double the West Coast builder’s size. UCP will pay $15 million in...

KB Home Breaks Rough Profit Cycle

KB Home, one of the nation’s largest builders, is ready for the spring-buying season. The company announced a surge in revenue, as its net orders rose 6 percent and the value of its...

Major Home Warranty Acquisition OK’d

American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, received final regulatory approval to acquire HSA Home Warranty in an acquisition that company officials say is...

5 Mortgage Tips for Home Buyers

Bankrate.com offers some tips for your home buyers on securing a mortgage, getting the best rate, and more. Be prepared to document your finances. Buyers should be prepared for extra...

As Home Prices Rebound, Lenders Rush to Unload REOs

The recovery in home prices this year is prompting banks to sell off their REO inventory at a brisker pace. Sales of bank-owned homes made up 10 percent of residential sales in...

Home Ownership is Key for Returning Troops

For 75 percent of military families, owning a home is one of the most important things to accomplish upon returning from service, according to a Century 21 survey. Harris Interactive...

Trouble Ahead on Home Equity Loans?

Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise for home equity lines of credit that were taken out during the housing bubble, as well as others that are reaching the 10-year mark, Equifax data...

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

Movoto Real Estate, an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif., asked its agents for advice that they would give clients looking to purchase a home for the first time....

Judge Dismisses Home Inspector’s Suit

A judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by a home inspector who accused a real estate agent of calling him a “total idiot” in an e-mail sent to more than 400 other real estate...