Wednesday
July 30, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 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.
  • 07/15/2014
    As boomers hit age 65 and become empty nesters, many housing analysts forecasted that they would move into an apartment, condo, or townhouse. But boomers are sticking to the single-family market that defined their generation.
  • 07/15/2014
    Rejuvenating the nation's aging rental-housing stock will be key to meeting the rising demand of rentals in the future, says a researcher with Freddie Mac.
  • 07/15/2014
    Many housing analysts are banking on Millennials to drive the housing recovery, but their presence in the real estate market has remained sluggish. Some smaller markets, however, are showing strength in attracting younger buyers.