Saturday
February 28, 2015

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 02/20/2015
    A new study shows how implementing energy efficient construction requirements in subsidized housing can make paying rent that much easier for cash-strapped tenants.
  • 02/20/2015
    Following the finalization this week of Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia, ListHub announced that it will no longer send thousands of listings to Trulia effective next Thursday.
  • 02/20/2015
    Home owners aren’t selling, and the lack of housing inventory is restraining numerous markets across the country, realtor.com® reports in its January National Housing Trend Report.
  • 02/20/2015
    Fixed-rate mortgages inched higher for the second consecutive week amid a stronger employment report, according to Freddie Mac.
  • 02/20/2015
    Low interest rates and home prices helped lift housing affordability slightly in the fourth quarter of 2014, a new affordability index shows. 
  • 02/20/2015
    Abandoned homes left in foreclosure can decrease the property value of neighboring homes, and New York officials are trying once again to lead a fight against these so-called “zombie” properties. 
  • 02/19/2015
    Groundbreaking on new homes slowed last month, but the dip is likely temporary, builders say. 
  • 02/19/2015
    Buyers tended to make hefty down payments last year in their home purchases, as the share of buyers using low down payment loans plummeted to its lowest level in more than a decade, shows a new analysis. 
  • 02/19/2015
    Is house flipping gaining traction again? Investors bidding on property online and at live events are showing a preference for flipping over a hold-to-rent strategy, even as demand for rental housing continues to surge in many markets.
  • 02/19/2015
    As baby boomers age, the decline of this mammoth generation will have a “dampening effect on household growth,” according to a new report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.