Monday
October 20, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 10/15/2014
    The latest median home price on a single-family home is at $220,600, up from about $160,000 just a few years ago. But the big jump hasn’t dented affordability.
  • 10/15/2014
    Borrowers with smaller blemishes on their credit history are starting to have more productive conversations about loans at smaller lenders.
  • 10/15/2014
    Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees. But only a few cities have basic living costs low enough to live on Social Security alone.
  • 10/15/2014
    Right now, you can buy lightbulbs smart enough to turn on automatically when you enter a listed home. But could new types of LEDs make even those obsolete?
  • 10/14/2014
    Homebuilders are throwing in some extras to lure home buyers back this fall. One buyer scored $10,000 off his closing costs, plus the price of a swimming pool.
  • 10/14/2014
    These college towns are making the grade for best returns this year, with some investors seeing profits on their home flips of 60 percent or more.
  • 10/14/2014
    A $150,000 home with no landscaping could fetch an additional $8,300 to $19,000 by adding a landscape with color and large plants, according to research from Virginia Tech.
  • 10/14/2014
    Hoarding can often be brought to a crisis point when a home owner has to move. 
  • 10/14/2014
    Thousands of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure years ago are being chased down by debt collectors, who say the former home owners still owe the remainder of their loans.
  • 10/14/2014
    Tablets make it easy for agents to show property details during an open house and handle various other tasks. Find out everything you can do.