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Fly the Coop: Helping Your Kids Buy a Home

Apr 18
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. Some parents are stepping in to help their kids

US Homebuilders' Outlook for Spring Sales Surges

Apr 16
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.66 Pct

Apr 10
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway.

Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes Climb to 20-Month High

Apr 3
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.

US Home Prices Rise Modestly, Weigh on Affordability

Apr 1
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.

Thousands of Detroit-Area Homeowners Try to Stop Foreclosure

Apr 1
More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Techies Snatching Up More Real Estate in Southern CA

Mar 25
Internet moguls like Amazon's Jeff Bezos aren't the only techies snatching up real estate in Southern California.

80 Years On, Charleston Worries About New Building Design

By Bruce Smith | Mar 19
Eight decades after Charleston passed the nation's first historic preservation ordinance to protect its picturesque city of old pastel buildings and quiet gardens, there's concern the design of new buildings is not as good as that of the old.

Tips on Scoring the Best Rate on a Home Loan

By Alex Veiga | Mar 18
Mortgage interest rates have hovered near historic lows in recent years, but change may be on the horizon. The Federal Reserve is considering increasing the short-term interest rate it controls as early as June.

Tempted by Detroit's $500 Properties? 5 Things to Know

By Beth J. Harpaz | Mar 13
Buying homes or vacant lots for $500 might sound inviting, even in a city as troubled as Detroit. But there are no guarantees.

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