Tuesday
September 23, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/08/2014
    The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have already paid off the principal debts on their mortgages.
  • 09/08/2014
    Americans are moving shorter distances when relocating, and they are favoring suburbs and the Sunbelt region, hunting for lower density, more jobs, and cheaper housing.
  • 09/08/2014
    Some analysts are blaming the slowdown in the housing market on banks that are preventing too many prospective buyers from getting a mortgage.
  • 09/08/2014
    Though the average income for U.S. families increased about 4 percent (accounting for inflation) between 2010 and 2013, nearly all of that growth was concentrated among the top earners.
  • 09/08/2014
    A few weeks ago, we revealed the names of the 10 finalists for REALTOR® Magazine's 2014 Good Neighbor Awards. Now we want you to tell us who is your favorite!
  • 09/08/2014
    Some analysts are blaming the refinancing boom in the early 2000s for strapping Americans with mortgage debt later in life.
  • 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.