Search for Article...
20 August 2014
Expanded unemployment benefits were one of the most effective federal programs in preventing foreclosure in the wake of the Great Recession, according to a recent study, outperforming other efforts specifically designed to address the foreclosure crisis.
Read more
18 August 2014
Builders of single-family homes are feeling increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their industry, even as the overall housing market continues to struggle.
Read more
6 August 2014
The housing recovery continues to move in slow motion, and the trend of adult children continuing to live in their parent's homes has been called one of the reasons.
Read more
2 August 2014
A new wrinkle in New York State law gives underwater homeowners there a new option for avoiding foreclosure.
Read more
1 August 2014
Millennials have been notably absent from the housing market, but when they do start buying homes, some of the most favorable areas for them to do so are clustered in the Midwest and West.
Read more
30 July 2014
Thinking about applying for a USDA mortgage? You'd better hurry.The USDA is updating its maps and beginning this fall, and a lot of areas will be losing their eligibility for these loans.
Read more
24 July 2014
One of the better deals in real estate is coming to an end, as Fannie Mae is retiring its HomePath mortgage options for foreclosed properties this fall.
Read more
18 July 2014
Got a complaint about your bank or mortgage servicer? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing that you be able to share it with the world.
Read more
15 July 2014
Underwater homeowners, homebuyers and distressed borrowers are expected to share in a little more than one-third of a reported $7 billion settlement that Citibank has agreed to pay to resolve claims regarding defective mortgages it sold to investors in the years prior to the recession.
Read more
9 July 2014
For retirees in need of money, a cash advance on their pension may seem like an attractive option.But such arrangements often compare poorly to other financial options, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Read more
8 July 2014
Foreign purchases of U.S.homes rose sharply over the past year, increasing more than one-third over the previous annual period, according to figures released today over by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Read more
1 July 2014
The housing market showed signs of finally breaking out of its winter doldrums in May, as pending home sales showed healthy gains across the nation.
Read more
25 June 2014
U.S.home prices appear to be cooling off, with last year's sharp gains giving way to more modest increases, according to figures from two major surveys released today.
Read more
25 June 2014
The clock is ticking on HARP, the federal program designed to help underwater and low-equity homeowners refinance their mortgages.
Read more
20 June 2014
Concerned over potentially misleading advertising and sales presentations for reverse mortgages, the FHA is clarifying the rules of the program to ensure that borrowers are given accurate information about these loans.
Read more
16 June 2014
Potential homebuyers routinely misjudge how much of a down payment they'll need to buy a home, often assumed they'd need 3-5 times more than is actually required.
Read more
12 June 2014
Nearly six years after the onset of the Great Recession, housing costs continue to be a struggle for many Americans, with just over half saying they've had to make at least one sacrifice in the past three years to pay their mortgage or rent.
Read more
10 June 2014
Foreclosure activity continues to fall, with new foreclosure notifications in May hitting their lowest level since late 2005.
Read more
5 June 2014
Think you're ready to buy a home? Odds are that after you do, you'll wish you'd been more prepared, particularly in regard to the financial aspects.
Read more
3 June 2014
Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lender, is eliminating the interest-only provision of its home equity line of credit (HELOC) products.
Read more