Tuesday
August 19, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 08/12/2014
    Out of 173 metropolitan areas surveyed, 71 percent showed increases in the median price of existing single-family homes, down from 74 percent in the first quarter, according to NAR's latest quarterly report.
  • 08/12/2014
    Carol Galante will depart from her role leading FHA by the end of the year, leaving the agency at a time when it continues to struggle with how to expand access to mortgage credit. 
  • 08/12/2014
    From 2010 to 2020, immigrants could account for more than one-third of the growth in home owners, according to the Research Institute for Housing America.
  • 08/12/2014
    California tech hubs continue to rank at the top among high-income areas of the country, but other states are also seeing wages rise.
  • 08/12/2014
    Cities in the central part of the U.S. are now feeling the affects of skyrocketing rents, and the problem is expected to only get worse in every corner of the country.
  • 08/11/2014
    The nation’s most popular credit-scoring system announced it is tweaking some of its criteria. Certain consumers could see their credit score rise by 25 points due to the changes.
  • 08/11/2014
    A listing in Hong Kong could be the most expensive home sold on a price-per-square-foot basis.
  • 08/11/2014
    The violent carjacking of a real estate agent in Philadelphia led to the death of a mother and three children last month.
  • 08/11/2014
    Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been working through the REO inventory load they hold on their books, a move that helped them report a profit yet again in the latest quarter. 
  • 08/11/2014
    The technology that allows drivers to vocally give requests is becoming more common in new cars, but researchers say there’s a lot to be done before voice recognition is perfected.