• HARP Refinances Surpass 2012 Estimates by

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its December 2012 Refinance Report, which shows that with the number of mortgages refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in the fourth quarter, nearly 1.1 million HARP refinances were completed in 2012 and nearly 2.2 million were completed since HARP was implemented in April 2009.

  • Lenders: What’s Holding Back Loans by

    Despite the improving economy, home loans even for well-qualified borrowers are still unnecessarily hard to get and take too long, real estate practitioners say

  • Housing Rebound an Assist for Sales: Home Depot CEO by

    Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Wednesday.

  • Judicial Foreclosure States Slow to Join Housing Recovery by

    Regional housing markets in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York are having a harder time rejoicing in the recovery streak that other states have been experiencing since last year. The glut of pending foreclosures and its effect on the housing market is throwing a wrench in the engine of national recovery, and it is coming down to a battle between title and lien theory states.

  • Movoto: Big Drop in Days on Market by

    Just as the clock ticks down on the launch of the 2013 buying season, the Movoto mega site reports that in February days on market has dropped dramatically in its market footprint, which is heavily dominated by California markets.

  • Market Update: Home Sales Are Up, but Inventory Is Still an Issue by

    Sales of previously owned homes rose in nearly every region of the country in January according to an industry report released Thursday. Meanwhile, the supply of homes for sale continued to drop, pushing up property values for the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year gains.


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