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FHA Fee Cuts Likely to Lure More Buyers

Last week, the Federal Housing Administration announced it will cut its annual mortgage insurance premiums, likely resulting in about $900 in savings for borrowers and potentially...

More HOAs Foreclose on Late-Paying Owners

Condo homeowner associations are increasingly going after owners who have fallen behind on paying their HOA fees by triggering foreclosures against late owners. But some mortgage...

Job Market Gains Likely to Lead to More Sales

With the uptick in employment, you can expect more home sales and increased commercial leasing activity next year, according to a recent post on the National Association of REALTORS®...

More Households Optimistic About Home Prices, Finances

The majority of households believe home prices will rise within the next 12 months, according to the Federal Reserve’s newly released Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S....

Economists Grow More Optimistic About Housing’s Outlook

The strengthening job market has more economists gaining confidence about the direction of the housing market over the next two years, according to a newly released Reuters poll of 29...

More Professionals Weigh a Job in Real Estate

In pockets of the country where the housing market is booming, classrooms are filling up with aspiring real estate professionals wanting to break in. “Low interest rates, foreign...

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...

More Americans Squeezed by Housing Costs

Housing costs remain near record highs, with more than 35 percent of Americans spending 30 percent or more of their incomes on rent or mortgage payments, according to a new study by...

Fannie: More Americans Say Buy, Sell Now

Americans’ optimism about the housing market has grown as the spring selling season gets underway, with 42 percent saying now is a good time to sell a home, according to Fannie...

House Flippers Get More Bang for Their Buck

The number of house flips is edging down, but profits from the practice are rising. About 3.7 percent of all single-family home sales in the first quarter were house flips, according...