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Mortgage Rates Up, But Remain Below 4%

After four weeks of decreases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up slightly this week, but stayed near yearly lows under  4 percent, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage...

‘Normalized’ Economy to Prop Up Housing?

A pick-up in the economy is expected to help propel the housing market forward, with an increase in household formation and a stronger recovery, according to Freddie Mac’s...

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Virginia has approved a new law that will allow first-time home buyers to invest up to $50,000 in financial institutions that can be earmarked as a first-time homebuyer savings plan....

REALTOR® Confidence Edges Up, Concerns Remain

REALTORS® are more upbeat about current market conditions in the housing market, but the recent uptick in their optimism may reflect the seasonal increase in demand with the start of...

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

Groundbreaking on new single-family homes posted a 6 percent rise in March, showing a gradual strengthening in the sector — particularly in the Northeast and Midwest — according to...

House Flips Up 16% as Prices Rebound

Investors are flipping houses again, a trend that had become popular during the housing boom but fell off after home prices started dropping. Now, with home prices back on the rise...