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More home buyers and current home owners are weighing the merits of a "green" mortgage, which allows them to finance home improvements that will lower long-term energy costs.
Mortgage applications for home purchases fell nearly 4 percent in the week ending Feb. 21 from the week prior, hitting their lowest level since 1995, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.
Single-family new-home sales surged in January to a five-and-a-half-year high, giving the industry new hope that the new-home sector isn't heading for a slowdown this spring after all.
Home equity lines of credit, once popular during the housing boom days, are back, but home owners are using them more cautiously, lenders say.
As tax time approaches, HousingWire takes a look at the housing markets with some of the lightest tax burdens.
The average new-home size has increased more than 300 square feet since 2009, filling the extra space with more bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities.
Rising student loan debt continues to hold young Americans back from home ownership, but lenders and real estate professionals say it doesn't have to be a deal killer.
Occupants of some retrofitted buildings are finding that mold and bacteria can thrive in some otherwise ideal environments.
The estimated monthly house payment for a median-priced three-bedroom home purchased at the end of 2013 was 21 percent higher than it was at the end of 2012, RealtyTrac finds.
Now that the worst of the foreclosure crisis is in the rearview mirror, former home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure are re-entering the housing market.
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