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Shift From Suburbs to Cities a Costly Move

More Americans say they want to live near city centers for the shorter commutes and nearby entertainment, marking a shift away from suburban demand, which has driven home construction...

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....

Lot Shortages to Inflate New-Home Prices

Nearly 60 percent of builders report that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas is “low” or “very low,” marking the largest percentage since the...

How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage. “Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase anyone will make, and...

CitiGroup Wants to Increase Its Mortgage Business

Citigroup Inc. is buying up home loans from other lenders as it seeks to increase its share in the mortgage business. “We want to grow,” Jane Fraser, the chief executive...

NAR Set to Vote on Core Organizational Standards

REALTOR® leaders meeting in Washington, D.C., this week are poised to vote on a proposed set of core standards—not for themselves but for the state, local, and territorial...

Tight Credit Continues to Plague New-Home Sales

Sales of newly built single-family homes plunged 14.5 percent in March, dipping to the lowest level in eight months and marking another sign of a sluggish start to the spring-selling...

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...

‘Heartbleed’ Bug Prompts Call to Change Internet Passwords

A massive security flaw exposed on websites could put at risk your private information, such as credit card numbers and other data. ...

Detroit Initiatives Aim to Boost Housing

Detroit is trying to attract new residents, as nonprofit groups begin offering incentives to encourage more people to buy a home in Motor City. One of the newest programs starting next...