Saturday
November 1, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 10/31/2014
    Average fixed-rate mortgages rebounded from last week's lowest averages of the year, but buyers can still snag low rates.
  • 10/31/2014
    Find out what the magic number of home tours is before most buyers find the home they want.
  • 10/31/2014
    When you work in real estate, you don't come across haunted houses only on Halloween. Practitioners share stories of stumbling into homes that made them want to scream.
  • 10/31/2014
    Eighty-two percent of respondents to a new Prudential Real Estate survey say housing is moving in the right direction in the final months of the year.
  • 10/31/2014
    Men and women make certain assumptions about each other's tastes in real estate when house hunting together. Whether any of it is true is another story.
  • 10/31/2014
    At the current rate of the aging baby boomer population, several cities will be unable to meet their housing demands, which will likely keep them from moving to the location or type of home they want.
  • 10/30/2014
    The Federal Reserve has ended its bond-purchasing program, known as "quantitative easing." Will interest rates shoot up?
  • 10/30/2014
    A growing number of new homes are being purchased by "absentee buyers" — entities or investors who don’t actually live on the properties. In some markets, that makes up 35 percent of new-home purchases.
  • 10/30/2014
    Are you conscientious or neurotic? A new study suggests that an individual's personality is a determining factor in the real estate choices he or she makes.
  • 10/30/2014
    The number of zombie foreclosures — homes in the foreclosure process that are vacant — is falling precipitously around the country, though some markets still have a backlog.