Sunday
September 21, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/05/2014
    For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held steady, with borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers remaining near its lows for the year. 
  • 09/05/2014
    In some markets, home owners may need to use only about 3 percent of their income to afford the mortgage payments on a median-priced home.
  • 09/05/2014
    Builders are reaching for the skies with recent condo projects, some soaring to the highest heights ever. Some of the buildings are the thinnest they've ever been, too.
  • 09/05/2014
    Americans 55 years old and older are increasingly expected to begin trading residences as they near retirement, and that has many predicting a surge in active-adult homes and communities that appeal to seniors.
  • 09/05/2014
    Land prices rose a median of 4 percent across the country for the 12 months ending in June, according to the 2014 Land Markets Survey.
  • 09/05/2014
    Now that ListHub’s acquisition of Point2 has expanded its database to 85 percent of residential listings in the U.S., questions have been raised about whether it will shut out realtor.com®’s biggest competitors from syndication of its listings.
  • 09/04/2014
    Chinese nationals are not just targeting the U.S. to buy residential homes anymore. They're looking for land to build on, too.
  • 09/04/2014
    The lack of affordable, accessible, and well-located homes is failing to meet the needs of an aging population and could be the nation's next housing crisis, a new report suggests.
  • 09/04/2014
    September often marks the beginning of the slow season for home searches, but in some markets, the house-hunt actually tends to pick up during the fall months.
  • 09/04/2014
    Toll Brothers, a luxury homebuilding giant, reported that it doubled its profit during the third quarter, attributing it to higher home prices.