Tuesday
September 16, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/09/2014
    "The deterioration in consumer attitudes about the current home-buying environment reflects a shift away from record home-purchase affordability without enough momentum in consumer personal financial sentiment to compensate for it," says Fannie Mae's chief economist.
  • 09/09/2014
    Many households, particularly among younger professionals, are choosing to rent longer, despite surging rental costs. What is driving the sluggish transition from renting to home ownership?
  • 09/09/2014
    Lawmakers in states such as New York, where the foreclosure process can take up to 800 days to complete, are attempting to do something about the backlog to keep neighborhoods from deteriorating.
  • 09/09/2014
    Home owners are building net worth at a pace that is up to quadruple that of a renter.
  • 09/09/2014
    These are the metro markets that are expected to see the largest surge in residents aged 55 and over within the next five years. 
  • 09/09/2014
    Real estate agents need to be proactive when it comes to their social media presence, creating template themes that enable them to plug holes in their content and ensure they are posting on a regular basis.
  • 09/08/2014
    The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have already paid off the principal debts on their mortgages.
  • 09/08/2014
    Americans are moving shorter distances when relocating, and they are favoring suburbs and the Sunbelt region, hunting for lower density, more jobs, and cheaper housing.
  • 09/08/2014
    Some analysts are blaming the slowdown in the housing market on banks that are preventing too many prospective buyers from getting a mortgage.
  • 09/08/2014
    Though the average income for U.S. families increased about 4 percent (accounting for inflation) between 2010 and 2013, nearly all of that growth was concentrated among the top earners.