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10.6M Homes at ‘Very High Risk’ of Natural Disasters

About 10.6 million homes, or 8 percent of the 131 million homes in the U.S., have a “very high risk” of being struck by natural disasters, according to RealtyTrac’s Natural...

Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018

An upswing in green building is expected over the next four years as more widespread adoption takes hold, according to survey respondents in McGraw Hill’s latest SmartMarket Report....

Signs of a Condo Comeback Across the Country

New condo towers are popping up in metros across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, as developers are betting on the return of the “riskiest type of residential real...

Texas Oil Boom Brings Rush of New Residents

More Americans are heading South — to Texas, in particular. The horizontal drilling and fracking boom has helped to double oil production in Texas in the last three years. The state...

Most Popular Features of Green Remodels

Over the next five years, the number of remodelers who tackle more than 60 percent of their projects with “green” products is expected to double, according to a green building...

Housing Markets Improve in Majority of States

More than half of U.S. states — as well as more than half of the top 50 metros in the country — saw their housing markets improve in February, according to Freddie Mac’s...

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...

Ex-Fannie Employee Accused of Soliciting Kickbacks

A former Fannie Mae employee is going on trial this week after being accused of soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker in exchange for foreclosure listings. Armando Granillo, a...

Shut Out of the Housing Market? First-Timers Dwindle

First-time home buyers are particularly being hit hard by rising prices and tougher credit standards — and their decreasing market share proves it. The National Association of...

Teachers Can Afford Only 17% of Calif. Homes

Housing affordability for teachers is in particularly dire straits in the Golden State, according to a new study by real estate brokerage Redfin. The study found that 83 percent of...