Tuesday
September 30, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/23/2014
    Understanding the intricacies of each social media platform can be difficult, and it's important to know that what's appropriate for Facebook might not work as well for Twitter or Instagram.
  • 09/22/2014
    The nation’s largest home lenders are curtailing their Federal Housing Administration loans, hampering many first-time home buyers who rely on such programs to qualify for a mortgage. 
  • 09/22/2014
    "The prosperity of the United States and the prosperity of the Hispanic community... are one and the same," says HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
  • 09/22/2014
    Some in Washington are fighting for changes to help erase blemishes from a credit report faster, and are urging more factors to be considered to give a boost to some consumers’ scores. 
  • 09/22/2014
    New mortgage data shows wealthy borrowers are receiving interest rates that are lower than what average borrowers pay. Also, some lenders will accept lower down payments and waive mortgage insurance requirements for jumbo loans.
  • 09/22/2014
    While the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. actually experienced gains in total existing-home sales, these increases were outweighed by slipping numbers in the South and West.
  • 09/22/2014
    Areas on the outskirts of cities—known as the exurbs—were among some of the hardest hit during the housing crisis. Find out why these areas are recovering years ahead of when many economists had predicted.
  • 09/19/2014
    Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, with fixed-rates making the biggest one-week leap so far this year.
  • 09/19/2014
    “If new home construction activity does not pick up sizably in the upcoming months, then the housing market will again encounter an inventory shortage,” says NAR’s chief economist. 
  • 09/19/2014
    Recent gains in the stock market and higher home prices helped Americans’ net worth soar to a record high in the second quarter, according to a new report.