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Both Home Prices and Affordability on the Rise

The spring market will likely be a hotter one this year, as low interest rates and a healthier economy lure more home buyers to the marketplace. “Interest rates below 4 percent,...

Move Inc. Ready to Take on Zillow-Trulia

The real estate portal space is heating up with Zillow and Trulia finalizing their merger Tuesday. ...

Home Owners, Appraisers Align on Price

Appraisers’ opinions of home values are mostly falling in line with home owners’ estimates, according to the latest reading of Quicken Loans’ Home Price Perception Index....

Foreclosures on a Free Fall, 66% Below Peak

Foreclosures are making up a much smaller share of many markets’ housing inventories and slowly falling back in line with historical norms. Completed foreclosures totaled about...

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...

House OK’s Short Sale Tax Break, On to Senate

The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would extend key tax breaks to financially distressed home owners who went through a short sale. The bill now goes before the Senate for...

Ferguson Case Takes Toll on Housing Market

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., stemming from the recent protests and riots over the acquittal of a police officer who shot an unarmed teenager, has dampened the real estate market in the...

Builders’ Confidence on the Rise This Month

Low interest rates, affordable home prices, and solid job creation are making homebuilders more optimistic about the new-home market this month, according to the latest National...

Developer Builds Mansion on Wrong Lot

Builders spent six months building a custom 5,300-square-foot house with ocean views in Hammock Dunes, Fla., but when the Missouri couple who had the home built went to look at their...

NAR to FAA: Lift Ban on Drones

The National Association of REALTORS® sent a letter this week to the Federal Aviation Administration asking the agency to consider permitting the use of drones, or Unmanned Aerial...