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Home Owner News Archive


Confidence in Homeownership is Up, Millennials Especially Enthusiastic

The second quarter Consumer Outlook Survey just released by Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, portrayed a particularly positive viewpoint of the housing market, with millennials at the forefront of the sanguine stats. A solid 80 percent ...


The Mortgage Professor: Before Closing a Refinance, Be Ready to Rescind

(MCT)—Rescinding a contractual agreement is unusual. A major purpose of contracts is to define the rights and obligations of each party, and if provision is made for a rescission, a penalty will almost always be imposed on the rescinding party. For example, when one party to a merger recently decided ...


Flipping Homes Is Hot Once More

(MCT)—Seasoned real estate investor Kurt De Meire led an eager group of students on a field trip to a recent foreclosure auction. He wanted to show them how to flip homes — find bargains and resell them quickly at a profit. ...


Expectations for Improvement in Housing Sector Continue

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market are increasingly positive despite the recent steep rise in mortgage interest rates, according to results from Fannie Mae’s July 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


Are July Prices Signaling the New Normal?

While extremes continue in some markets, the national trend in Clear Capital’s July data is moderation as markets at both ends of the spectrum stabilize and return to historic patterns. Has the New Normal arrived? ...


Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

(MCT)—Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. ...


Las Vegas Breaks Out with 31.2 Percent Yearly Growth in July

Clear Capital. one of the premium providers of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through July 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


Research Links Mortgage Interest Deduction with Economic Opportunity

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is linked positively with intergenerational mobility – a measure of economic opportunity – according to new academic research from economists at Harvard and Berkeley. This paper comes on the heels of separate research showing that trading the MID for lower individual income tax rates results ...


Realtor.com® Back to School Survey Finds School Boundaries Play Major Role in Home Buying Decisions

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., recently announced the results of its Back to School survey that ran on realtor.com® from July 18-22 and analyzed how much impact school boundaries have on buyers looking to purchase a home within two ...


Renters Say Homeownership Is a Top Priority

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Credit Union vs. Bank? Which Should You Choose?

For more than 100 years, credit unions have been helping people achieve their dreams. Whether it’s to help them buy a home, buy a car or send their child to college, credit unions return what they earn to their members in ...


Hot property: Tom Hanks Casts Off Pacific Palisades Property

(MCT)—Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent; FNC Index Marks Overall Increase 0.5 Percent in May

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase ...


Delinquencies Drop as Bad Boom Loans Fade Away

Fewer new problem loans, declining levels of negative equity and shrinking inventories of bad loans from the boom era have helped to reduce mortgage delinquencies by the largest year-to-date decline since 2002. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase price of homes constructed in the past four years ...


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