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Millennials to Drive Down Home Sizes

The younger generation will make their mark on the look of homes in the coming years as homes likely will get smaller, separate laundry rooms will become essential, and home technology...

Buyers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

Credit unions are increasingly pressing into a category traditionally reserved for banks: mortgages. More home buyers are turning to credit unions for mortgages, according to a new...

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...

Zillow, ListHub to End Listings Agreement

The real estate website Zillow will soon stop receiving feeds of hundreds of thousands of for-sale home listings from ListHub within the next three months, as it expects to transition...

Urban Institute to FHA: Stop Overcharging

In a recent blog post, Urban Institute officials argue that the Federal Housing Administration’s high home mortgage insurance premiums are unnecessarily sidelining potential home...

FAA Issues Drone Warning Again to Real Estate

The Federal Aviation Administration, joined by other industry and hobbyist groups, has launched a new safety public campaign on the use of drones. But in reminding recreational...

FHFA Seeks to Bolster Affordability

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allocate millions of dollars a year to allow states and other government agencies to build low-income...

Stage Set to Revive First-Time Buyer Market

The move by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week to offer 3 percent down payment loans may reignite the first-time home buyer market. Prior to this week’s announcement, Fannie...

FAA Drone Rules Delayed to 2017

Real estate pros who were hoping to use drones to capture aerial photos of their listings may have to wait a lot longer than previously thought. The Federal Aviation Administration has...

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...