Monday
April 21, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 04/11/2014
    The housing market is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession and has made progress in several key areas after hitting bottom in 2009, according to Freddie Mac researchers.
  • 04/11/2014
    While it hasn't been this easy to get a mortgage in years, experts say that underwriting is nowhere near as loose as it was in 2005 and 2006.
  • 04/11/2014
    The time it takes for banks to complete a foreclosure on a property has ticked up 20 percent in the first quarter compared to year-ago levels, RealtyTrac reports.
  • 04/11/2014
    Home owners in the San Jose, Calif., metro area have the highest median income in the nation, nearly $50,000 higher than the national average.
  • 04/11/2014
    Following two weeks of increases, average fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week, providing buyers some relief heading into the spring home-buying season.
  • 04/11/2014
    A new report finds that living in sprawling metropolitan areas has major repercussions on people’s ability to move up the economic ladder.
  • 04/10/2014
    Banks are now devoting more resources to dealing with the lingering inventory of nearly half a million already foreclosed homes that still need to be sold, RealtyTrac reports.
  • 04/10/2014
    The FHA’s Back to Work Program is allowing home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure to purchase a home, in some cases, just 12 months later.
  • 04/10/2014
    With more high-net-worth individuals in the United States viewing foreign property as wise investments, Alexa Luxe Living determined the 20 hottest real estate destinations across the globe.
  • 04/10/2014
    The condo market, which has been mostly stagnant in recent years, is showing signs of revival nationwide, with the condo share of total home sales nearing pre-recession levels.