Tag Archives: home

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...

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...