Sunday
October 26, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 10/16/2014
    Builders spent six months building a custom 5,300-square-foot house with ocean views in Hammock Dunes, Fla. But when the couple who had it built came to look at it, they found an empty lot.
  • 10/15/2014
    With most rates at their lowest level in more than a year, refinancing applications surged by 11 percent last week.
  • 10/15/2014
    Home features, building materials and design, and even price and financing can vary dramatically by region, a new study says. What areas get the most for their money?
  • 10/15/2014
    The latest median home price on a single-family home is at $220,600, up from about $160,000 just a few years ago. But the big jump hasn’t dented affordability.
  • 10/15/2014
    Borrowers with smaller blemishes on their credit history are starting to have more productive conversations about loans at smaller lenders.
  • 10/15/2014
    Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees. But only a few cities have basic living costs low enough to live on Social Security alone.
  • 10/15/2014
    Right now, you can buy lightbulbs smart enough to turn on automatically when you enter a listed home. But could new types of LEDs make even those obsolete?
  • 10/14/2014
    Homebuilders are throwing in some extras to lure home buyers back this fall. One buyer scored $10,000 off his closing costs, plus the price of a swimming pool.
  • 10/14/2014
    These college towns are making the grade for best returns this year, with some investors seeing profits on their home flips of 60 percent or more.
  • 10/14/2014
    A $150,000 home with no landscaping could fetch an additional $8,300 to $19,000 by adding a landscape with color and large plants, according to research from Virginia Tech.