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Home Owners are Tapping Into Equity, Again

Home equity lines of credit surged nearly 20 percent compared to a year ago and are now at the highest level since the 12 months ending in June 2009, according to RealtyTrac’s Home...

Northeast Owners Pay Highest Property Taxes

New Jersey once again topped the nation with the priciest median real estate tax bill at $7,331, according to the newly released 2013 American Community Survey. On the other hand,...

Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners in the U.S. and Canada surveyed recently by the remodeling website Houzz say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. On...

Home Owners Say if They Had to They’d Cut Housing Costs By …

If faced with an unexpected financial burden, the majority of home owners say they’d reduce their housing costs by downsizing, according to a survey conducted by Trulia of more than...

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...

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...

FHA Program Puts Ex-Home Owners on Track to Buy Again Sooner

Typically, home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure are required to wait about 36 months before being able to purchase a primary residence again with a Federal...

Many Home Owners Stay Put After Foreclosure

Nearly half of the nation’s foreclosed homes are still occupied, according to a new study by RealtyTrac. That percentage is even higher in some markets: 60 percent of foreclosed...

Some Home Owners Say Rentals Are Ruining Neighborhoods

As the number of single-family rentals grows across the country, home owners are seeing their neighborhoods changing — and not necessarily for the better....

Soaring Insurance Rates Shock Home Owners

Home owners who live near areas where disasters have struck, but have not been directly impacted by them are still seeing dramatic increases in their insurance premiums. For example,...