Monday
December 22, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 12/15/2014
    Why sellers shouldn’t hibernate in the winter: A new study finds that colder months often offer the best chances to sell in the quickest amount of time and for the most money. 
  • 12/15/2014
    A move to highlight a home’s accessibility features—everything from extra-wide doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs to first-floor master bedrooms—is gaining steam in the industry.
  • 12/15/2014
    Some builders are wondering if last year's hikes ended up shutting too many out of the market. 
  • 12/15/2014
    About a quarter of home owners express some level of concern about their house negatively impacting the health of their family, a new survey finds.
  • 12/15/2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency is reinstating the program that allocates millions of dollars a year to spur development in affordable housing.
  • 12/15/2014
    The New York Times editorial board said the idea that borrowers brought foreclosure on themselves ignores evidence to the contrary. They also slammed those who caution that new federal programs to make home ownership more accessible to cash-strapped borrowers could cause another financial crisis.
  • 12/12/2014
    Real estate pros who were hoping to use drones to capture aerial photos of their listings may have to wait a lot longer than previously thought. The FAA has extended its original 2015 deadline by two years. 
  • 12/12/2014
    The move by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week to offer 3 percent down payment loans may reignite the first-time home buyer market. 
  • 12/12/2014
    Prices have been on the rebound in recent years but, on a national scale, they haven’t caught up to the peak reached in the third quarter of 2005.
  • 12/12/2014
    Home buyers and refinancers are locking in big savings.