Housing

10 Suburban Cities With Big-City Feel at an Affordable Price

Where moving to the suburbs may once have been a dream for many Americans, the revival (gentrification) taking place in some of the country's largest cities has made the cities ...
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Home Made From Lighthouse Is Widely Popular

According to Realtor.com, the most widely searched house at its site this week is a home created from a lighthouse. The home is near Horn Harbor, on Chesapeake Bay, north of ...
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New Home Sales Make Massive February Move

After Wednesday's disappointing report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on February sales of existing homes, Thursday's report on new home sales should bring some joy back to Mudville. ...
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Detroit Real Estate Value Drops Below Tiny Ann Arbor

The value of all the real estate in Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan, is greater than all the real estate in Detroit. The numbers are based ...
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December Cash Home Sales Highest in New York, New Jersey, Alabama

In December of 2016, cash sales comprised 33.1% of all home sales, down from 34.4% in December of 2015, marking the 47th consecutive year-over-year monthly decline. Cash sales rose by ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mixed Last Week, Applications Falter

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.7% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Q4 Mortgage Loan Quality Remains High, but Higher Interest Rates Could Increase Fraud Risk

Mortgage loans originated in the fourth quarter of 2016 are among the highest quality home loans made since 2001. The data were released Tuesday morning by property information and research ...
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6 Insider Tips for Home Buyers

While trading stocks on the basis of insider information could earn you a vacation in one of Uncle Sam's less desirable destinations, insider info can be just as valuable — ...
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Cities Where Home Prices Are Up Over 20%

Home prices rose by 21.4% year over year in February in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and by 20.1% in Deltona, Florida. These are the two U.S. cities with the highest price ...
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5 Real Estate Tax Tips From the One-Percenters That Could Help You

One thing that helps the wealthy maintain their wealth is taking advantage of all the tax breaks available to them. This tactic applies not only to income taxes but to ...
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Burned Down Texas House on Sale for $150,000

A 3,900-square-foot, four-bedroom house in McKinney, Texas, is for sale for only $150,000. The problem with the home is that it is almost entirely burned down. There's no telling what ...
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How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Jump to 3-Year High

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 3.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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10 Years After the Housing Crisis: Foreclosures Drop 82%

In 2010, at the peak of the Great Recession, 1.18 million U.S. homes went through completed foreclosures, nearly five times as many as in 2000 and about double the number ...
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Nevada, Florida, Illinois Have Most Underwater Mortgages

Of some 48 million mortgaged residential properties in the United States at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, approximately 3.2 million (6.2%) are properties where the mortgage amount ...
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