Tag Archives: real estate

7 Banks Foreclosing on the Most Mortgages

A small portion of banks are servicing the majority of the mortgages in foreclosure. “The banks foreclosing on the most homes may not directly own the bulk of the mortgages,” 24/7...

Economists Revise Housing Figures Amid Optimism

Several economists have recently revised their predictions on housing values to reflect a stronger-than-expected real estate rebound, and some have even doubled their original...

Credit Card Company Adds Home-Equity Business

Looking to benefit from rising home values, credit card lender Discover Financial Services announced it will begin offering home-equity loans in the second half of this year. Discover...

More Wrongful Foreclosures Against Military Members?

More than 700 wrongful foreclosures involving active-duty service members — a violation of federal law — by some of the nation’s largest banks were uncovered in a report this...

Quicken Loans Grabs Mortgage Market Share

Quicken Loans is growing its market share in the mortgage business, having just surpassing Bank of America as the third-largest mortgage lender in the U.S., according to rankings...

7 Great Markets for Short Sales

Properties sold in short sales account for about 22 percent of all residential sales, according RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac recently identified some of the best markets for buying a...

Where Are Home Prices Heading Through 2017?

Home prices are expected to continue their trajectory upward, projected to rise 3.7 percent between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014, according to Fiserv, which used data from the...

HUD Debuts Fair Housing Mobile App

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a free mobile app that allows users to instantly file housing discrimination complaints. “Having this first...

Foreclosures Spark Crime, Report Says

As few as three foreclosures on a block can lead to more crime in a neighborhood, according to a report by the New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy....

Buyers Camp Out to Try to Snag New Homes

About 30 home buyers — all pre-qualified — have lined up in tents and camped out in order to be first in line for an opportunity to buy a new home in Huntington Beach, Calif. The...