Wednesday
August 27, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 08/11/2014
    How happy are Americans with their housing, compared to the rest of the world? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development attempts to rank countries' well being on metrics beyond GDP. 
  • 08/08/2014
    "The continued cautious sentiment expressed across the range of consumer indicators this month gives weight to our view that the first phase of the housing recovery is decelerating, and 2014 will be a year of mixed housing outcomes,” according to Fannie Mae’s latest housing report. 
  • 08/08/2014
    About 16 percent of 350 metro areas tracked nationwide have returned or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, shows the latest Leading Markets Index. 
  • 08/08/2014
    Millions of customers with home equity lines of credit are expected to see their payments rise in the coming years, but lenders don’t believe these customers pose as much risk to the housing market as they originally feared.
  • 08/08/2014
    Borrowing costs inched up moderately on fixed-rate mortgages, but still remain lower than last year’s averages
  • 08/08/2014
    The addition of rental payment data to credit files may help more potential renters become home owners
  • 08/08/2014
    Despite hitting a soft spot in the first quarter, home sales are expected to make a strong showing in the second half of 2014, says NAR’s chief economist.
  • 08/07/2014
    There are four rules home buyers should follow if they want sellers to accept their offer.
  • 08/07/2014
    Ten metros are standing out for strong price appreciation, housing inventory increases, and a rise in home sales that are far outpacing the more moderate gains in the national housing market.
  • 08/07/2014
    "The good news is that none of the nearly 1,200 counties we analyzed for the second quarter has regressed to the dangerously low affordability levels reached during the housing-price bubble," according to RealtyTrac.