A RealtyTrac analysis today identified the top zip codes with the ideal combination of good schools and affordable home prices — and also with low unemployment rates below the national average.
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Some 18,000 people gathered in New Orleans this month to look at the future of real estate brokerage.
For decades, baby boomers drove existing homes sales. Now, shifting demographic trends are putting the brakes on home sales. Many cash-strapped millennials — saddled with high levels of student debt — are unable to purchase a home because low-paying
In the next 20 years, a seismic shift will take place in residential real estate. Increasingly, America’s aging baby boomer population (born from 1946 to 1964) will begin to downsize and sell their homes
On Nov. 3, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court issued a scathing opinion striking down the Obama administration’s “disparate impact” regulations for the Fair Housing Act, ruling that they are inconsistent with that statute.
Car loans are easy to get but mortgages are tight, at least according to a lot of chatter and complaint.
Speaking to the nation’s largest lender trade group, the government’s chief housing regulator outlined plans to reassure mortgage bankers that fear they could suffer losses on the loans they sell to the government.
One reason new and existing home sales are sluggish is because the share of young, first-time home buyers is at historically low levels, stalling the still nascent housing recovery, according to an annual survey released Monday by the National Associ
RealtyTrac recently analyzed affordability in more than 500 counties nationwide, looking at the impact of lowering the down payment for conventional loans from 20 percent to as low as 3 percent
Real estate needs a pick-me-up, something of a surprise considering that home values remain below 2007 prices and mortgage rates continue to hover around 4 percent.
We’re soon going to help “lower wealth borrowers” by making mortgages available with just 3 percent down. That’s the word from Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Las Vegas real estate investors and mortgage lenders are squaring off in Nevada in a dispute that could ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
8.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater, representing 15 percent of all properties with a mortgage and an estimated $1.4 trillion in negative equity.
In order to make a real estate investment with your IRA, you need to make sure your IRA is with the right type of custodian, one that will allow you to make alternative investments.
When it comes to real estate it seems foolish to leave $500 billion on the table but that’s pretty much the situation. Why? Because of the failure to attract more Hispanic buyers, the one group most likely to power future home sales and mortgage borr
Jilliene Hellman founded the real estate crowdfunding website RealtyMogul in 2013, not long after legislation passed making it easier to raise funds for business ventures through the Internet.
Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro wants to make it easier for more Americans to buy a home.
Foreclosure starts in the Boston metro area increased 17 percent in July compared to a year ago, the fifth consecutive month where foreclosure starts have increased annually in the region.
I was interviewing Boston-area broker Tom Truong for an article spotlighting the Boston market for RealtyTrac’s Housing News Report when he made this comment that took me a bit by surprise.
RealtyTrac has ranked the top 10 college towns for buying rental properties, and the top 10 college towns for flipping in 2014. See if your favorite college town made the list.
Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, can’t get a mortgage.
The growing battle between the FHA and the lending industry could soon impact home sales and refinancing nationwide, a contest to win both hearts and minds not to mention loan originations worth billions of dollars.
We’ve created a heat map that shows visually the parts of the country where buying residential properties as rentals will still generate solid returns and which will not.
The residential real estate market’s foundation is beginning to wobble. And crushing student debt is curbing the nascent real estate recovery, according to a new report by John Burn Real Estate Consulting.
In the August 2014 issue of the Housing News Report, we took a look at how Wall Street institutional investors are impacting the real estate market.
In his first major policy speech since joining HUD in July, housing secretary Julian Castro on Sept. 16 urged bankers to ease mortgage lending and make it easier for home buyers to qualify for a mortgage.
Housing starts fell sharply in August, signaling some uncertainty in the housing market’s recovery, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
When the housing market imploded in 2006, it derailed housing developments nationwide, but nowhere was home building more affected by the downturn than the inland areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Calif.
The foreclosure numbers look so much better these days that at first glance it’s hard to see any big national problems looming ahead. After all, as RealtyTrac points out, July foreclosure levels were 16 percent below a year earlier.
After the housing bubble burst in 2006, it ushered in the foreclosure crisis, with 5.5 million borrowers losing their homes to banks.