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By: Esther Cho Enter your email to receive Daily Email Updates: For the third month in a row, home prices posted both yearly and monthly gains, according to CoreLogic’s May Home Price Index (HPI) report. When including distressed sales, home prices increased 2 percent in May 2012 from May 2011 an...
Article from Los Angeles Times Business Prospective home-buyers signed the most contracts to buy existing homes last month in more than two years, according to new data from the National Assn. of Realtors. An index measuring sales agreements ticked up 5.9% to 101.1 from 95.5 in April, moving into...
California’s housing market moved at its fastest pace — and biggest year-over-year gain — in three years in May, according to the California Association of Realtors. The Realtors’ May report noted these trends for single-family detached homes: Homes sold at an annual rate of 572,260, up 21.5 perc...
Did you face foreclosure in either 2009 or 2010? If that's the case, then you could stand to benefit from revisiting an unpleasant past. More than 4 million people in the U.S. may be eligible for free independent reviews of their foreclosure experiences and could be owed money if mistakes and pro...
Bloomberg NewsHome sales are picking up, but what about prices? Has the housing market hit bottom? It depends on where you are – and whom you ask. Developments posed the question to a handful of economists, real-estate agents and industry watchers. Here are their thoughts: Rick Sharga, executive ...
Your Mammoth Real Estate Source   30-year mortgage rates have fallen to an all-time low, says Freddie Mac.   NEW YORK (CN...
By: Sara Ortega Enter your email to receive Daily Email Updates: Despite the economic downturn, a study conducted by Coldwell Banker and psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig found that even though people’s feelings about homeownership have changed, owning a home is still very much a goal for many Amer...
Freddie Mac released a new servicer bulletin late last week announcing changes to its underwriting requirements that expand the use of electronic signatures and reduce duplicative borrower information verification. The bulletin announces the following changes: Allowing electronic signatures for c...
Sylvia Rivas, 25, left, looks for shoes while her daughter Babriella Rivas, 1, waits patiently at Payless Shoe store in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times / May 25, 2012) By Jim Puzzanghera May 25, 2012, 7:43 a.m. WASHINGTON -- Despite Europe's economic troubles, American...
By Kenneth R. Harney May 20, 2012 WASHINGTON — Thousands of condominium owners and buyers around the country could soon be in line for some welcome news on mortgage financing: Though officials are mum on specifics, the Federal Housing Administration is readying changes to its controversial condo...

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