Wednesday
April 23, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 03/28/2014
    For the eighth consecutive month, contracts to purchase previously owned homes took a tumble in February, but the slowdown may be nearing an end, according to NAR’s latest report. 
  • 03/28/2014
    Fixed mortgage rates were on the rise this week, “applying additional pressure for those markets that are already feeling an affordability pinch,” Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. 
  • 03/28/2014
    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is sponsoring a national Open House Weekend March 29 and 30 to lure more buyers out for the spring-buying season. 
  • 03/27/2014
    Seventy percent of baby boomers say that the house they live in when they retire will be the best home they've ever had, according to a survey conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
  • 03/27/2014
    A man was taken into police custody in connection with aggravated kidnapping and robbery, sexual battery, and theft of property between $500 and $1,000, according to police.
  • 03/27/2014
    San Jose, Calif.-based UCP Inc. announced that it is acquiring Citizen Homes Inc., which builds homes on the East Coast. It's the latest in a string of builders that have  joined forces.
  • 03/27/2014
    Property taxes continue to increase, as the amount collected by state and local governments in 2013 reached the highest level in about two decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
  • 03/27/2014
    The nation’s housing market is improving, based on a three-month trend, and is inching closer to a stable range — but it still has a ways to go, according to an inaugural index by Freddie Mac.
  • 03/27/2014
    REALTORS® across Boston and the country are banding together to stay "Boston Strong" as the 2014 Boston Marathon approaches, and there's a way you can get involved, no matter where you are.
  • 03/26/2014
    High-end developers have learned what agents knew all along -- a homey aroma can sell.