Friday
July 25, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 07/17/2014
    In what is thought to be a first for the homebuilding industry, Standard Pacific Homes is constructing models that offer a pet suite as an optional amenity.
  • 07/17/2014
    Open houses can generate a lot of buyer traffic for a listing, but they are held for only a small fraction of listings, according to a study by HomeFinder.com.
  • 07/16/2014
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has tweaked a rule that otherwise could have landed the new owners of inherited homes in hot water.
  • 07/16/2014
    "The acquisition of ZipRealty represents a strategic investment in the growth of our business,” says the chairman Realogy, a real estate franchise giant with more than 13,000 offices worldwide. 
  • 07/16/2014
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that the Fed may need to raise interest rates sooner than expected, but it all will hinge on the labor market. 
  • 07/16/2014
    Rising home prices pushed housing affordability down from last year, making homes a little less affordable to the average family, according to NAR’s latest Housing Affordability Index.
  • 07/16/2014
    Loan demand eased this week, following a large drop in mortgage applications for home purchases, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.
  • 07/16/2014
    The nation’s second largest mortgage lender, JPMorgan Chase & Co., says it’s backing away from issuing mortgages to less creditworthy borrowers due to growing concerns over the impact of foreclosures.
  • 07/15/2014
    A large percentage of Americans say they could buy or sell without the help of a real estate agent — but they still used a practitioner when it came down to it. These are the things they say agents helped them with the most.
  • 07/15/2014
    Home owners are continuing to abandon properties that sit in foreclosure limbo, a reminder to many communities that the foreclosure crisis hasn't faded away yet.