Tuesday
September 23, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/22/2014
    While the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. actually experienced gains in total existing-home sales, these increases were outweighed by slipping numbers in the South and West.
  • 09/22/2014
    Areas on the outskirts of cities—known as the exurbs—were among some of the hardest hit during the housing crisis. Find out why these areas are recovering years ahead of when many economists had predicted.
  • 09/19/2014
    Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, with fixed-rates making the biggest one-week leap so far this year.
  • 09/19/2014
    “If new home construction activity does not pick up sizably in the upcoming months, then the housing market will again encounter an inventory shortage,” says NAR’s chief economist. 
  • 09/19/2014
    Recent gains in the stock market and higher home prices helped Americans’ net worth soar to a record high in the second quarter, according to a new report.
  • 09/19/2014
    These cities are earning bragging rights. A new list from 24/7 Wall St. counts down the top cities to reside in based on crime rates, employment, educational attainment, and housing affordability.
  • 09/19/2014
    Eighty-nine percent of about 1,000 Americans recently surveyed say buying a home is an important part of achieving the American Dream.
  • 09/19/2014
    When large commercial properties like malls go under, an eye toward solving other community problems can bring the property back to thriving use.
  • 09/18/2014
    Under a new program, two banks will offer discounts on fixed-rate mortgages to low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit histories.
  • 09/18/2014
    Builders are more bullish about their outlook for the new-home market. What's behind their renewed optimism?