Housing

How Much Do Fees Add to the Cost of a Mortgage?

If you are a first-time home buyer, you might not be aware that there are costs involved with getting that home you want that can add either to your out-of-pocket costs ...
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Million Dollar California Homes Set Q1 Sales Record

Rising stock prices contributed to sales of 10,562 California homes valued at $1 million or more during the first quarter of this year. That represents a year-over-year increase of 11.7% ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Steady Last Week, Refinancings Increase

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 0.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Mortgage Loan Credit Risk Rose in Q1

Mortgage loans originated in the first quarter of 2017 were slightly riskier than new loans made in the first quarter of 2016. The data were released Tuesday morning by property ...
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Does Your Home Have One of These 6 Money Pits?

When Cary Grant and Myrna Loy undertake the renovation of an old country house in "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," hilarity ensues. Nearly 40 years later, Tom Hanks and ...
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Sell Your Home Faster by Avoiding These 8 Mistakes

You've spent some effort — and some money — to dress up your home before putting in on the market: some fresh paint, maybe a few improvements to the curb ...
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Harvard Study: US Must Commit to Housing Options for More Diverse Population

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University on Friday released its 2017 report on The State of the Nation's Housing. The annual report notes that incomes are ...
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Foreclosure, Delinquency Data Tumble to 10-Year Low

Mortgage delinquencies fell to a 10-year low in March, according to property information provider CoreLogic, the lowest readings since the nation began to feel the grip of the worst housing ...
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The Top Hidden Costs to Consider When Owning a Home

Homeowners often have to deal with a flurry of costs associated with buying or maintaining a house. There are some costs and expenses that most can understand and predict when ...
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Quarterback’s Home in Illinois on Market for $4.75 Million

As Realtor.com broke out its most popular homes for the week based on views on its website, the mansion of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler topped the list. The house ...
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7 Million Homes Along Coasts at Risk for Storm Damage

About 6.9 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts are at risk for storm surge damage, with a potential estimated reconstruction cost value of $1.5 trillion, according to an ...
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How 3 Million Potential First-Time Homebuyers Were Kept Out of the Market

About 3 million potential homebuyers have been kept out of the housing market over the past 10 years, according to a report published today by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, a unit ...
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Homeowner Equity Climbs 11.2% in Q1

U.S. homeowners have seen their equity increase by about 11%, or $766.4 billion, in the first quarter from the same period a year ago, according to an analysis by property ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Reach 6-Month Lows

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 7.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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CoreLogic Home Price Index Up 7% in April, Forecast 5% Increase in May

Home prices rose 6.9% in April compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 9.6%, more in line ...
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