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Americans Agree: Real Estate Best Long-Term Investment By Suzanne De Vita Signaling growing confidence in the housing recovery, a majority of Americans once again named real estate the best long-term investment – a trend now continued for two consecutive Read More...
June Housing Scorecard: New-and Existing-Home Sales Up The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a Read More...
5 Affordable Home Improvement Ideas By Barbara Pronin It would be nice if we could always afford to remodel the kitchen or add another bedroom or a covered patio at will. But if expensive projects have to wait their turn, there are many smaller projects—many Read More...
Recovery to Continue in 2014, Says NAR; Rates and Home Prices Predicted to Rise By Nick Caruso The real estate market will continue its road to recovery in 2014, with home prices rising 6 percent and mortgage rates hitting 5.4 percent. In addition, demand Read More...
Study Reveals Americans' Rising Faith in Housing Market Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) say they feel more comfortable purchasing a home today than at any other time in the past five years, according to results of a recent survey by Mayflower. Read More...
Tips to Simplify Your New Home Purchase Buying a home is a huge step. Learning to maintain and improve it is a long series of baby steps, sometimes painful and sometimes rewarding. To help get new homeowners off on the right foot, the editors at The Family Read More...
To Buy A Dream Home, or the Dream Location, That Is The Question “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind” - William Shakespeare Is this the same for a home buyer and a buyers motivation? Unfortunately for many buyers, houses finally Read More...
Home Prices in 2012: Best Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed Read More...
7 Steps to Simplify House Hunting House hunting is a complicated process. From finding the right home, to locking down a mortgage rate you can afford, it is a process that requires an attention to detail and a well-thought-out plan. Below are seven steps Read More...
HUD Awards Over 100 Million to Revitalize Housing U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that four communities will receive a combined $108.9 million to redevelop distressed housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood Read More...
Choosing the Mortgage That's Right for You Starts with Understanding the Options By Keith Loria When it comes to choosing a mortgage, it’s more important than ever for prospective buyers—or current owners looking to refinance—to Read More...
Home Price Appreciation Helps Housing Move Forward on Road to Recovery Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming Read More...
Home Prices Hit 20-month High FNC’s latest Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values continue to rise. Home prices reached a 20-month high following a robust spring/summer homebuying season. In August, home prices Read More...
Q: How Do You Decide whether to Add on to an Existing Home or Purchase a New One ? A: There are a few things to consider, including cost, individual needs, and what will add value down the road. Also important: your emotional attachment to the existing Read More...
Americans' Outlook on Housing Continues to Inch Forward Consumer sentiment regarding the housing market continues its modestly positive trend, according to results from Fannie Mae's August 2012 National Housing Survey. Supported by the expectation Read More...