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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...

With Tight Inventory, Prices Only Going Up From Here

A low number of homes for sale is pushing home prices up to double-digit gains year-over-year, the National Association of REALTORS® reports in its latest existing-homes report....

New-Home Sales Up, Pending Sales Lag

Sales of new single-family homes bounced back in August, helping to offset a large decrease in July after borrowers pulled back from higher mortgage rates, according to the U.S....

Loan Demand Falls as Rates Move Up

As mortgage rates rose last week, mortgage applications dropped 3 percent, moving to their lowest level since November 2011, the Mortgage Banker’s Association reports. ...

Loan Demand Picks Up Steam

Mortgage applications rose 5 percent last week as mortgage rates declined, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported in its weekly mortgage market survey for the week ending April 12,...

Builders Step Up Construction Due to Rising Demand

Homebuilders broke ground on homes in March at the fastest pace since June 2008, mostly fueled by a surge in apartment construction, the Commerce Department reports. ...

Home Prices Pick Up at Fastest Pace in 7 Years

Home prices nationwide, which includes distressed sales, soared 10.2 percent year-over-year, according to CoreLogic’s February report. It’s the largest year-over-year increase in...