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What's hot in housing trends these days?

Apr 16, 2013
Housing starts in March rose at the highest rate in five years. Which begs the question: What kind of house do people want these days?
Posted In: Housing

Home makeovers: What to rennovate before putting your house on the market

Apr 12, 2013
Now that the housing market is picking up, making improvements on your home is worth it if you want to put it on the market. Which ones pay off in a quicker sale?
Posted In: Housing, housing prices

Deciding to buy while just getting by: Low-income families and the housing market

Apr 12, 2013
Would-be homeowners balance the risks of buying with benefits like building their assets and bettering their children's chances.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing

Renting homes to recovering addicts, for a profit

Apr 5, 2013
A growing number of U.S. homeowners are renting rooms to recovering addicts and turning their properties into so-called ‘sober homes.’ It's a hot but sketchy new real estate market.
Posted In: Housing, recovery, rehab, sober

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

Apr 3, 2013
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans

No money down home loans return, with a twist

Mar 25, 2013
No down payment mortgages died in a wave of foreclosures -- for nearly all Americans. But now they’re crawling out of the grave, for the wealthy, at least.
Posted In: Housing, home loans

Real talk with your realtor: Be honest about your feelings

Mar 25, 2013
Buying a house is a huge emotional decision. It's important to know the market you're buying in -- and just as important to construct a relationship with your realtor.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, emotions

Return of the home ATM?

Mar 25, 2013
As the housing recovery boosts equity, will homeowners again use their properties as their own personal cash machines?
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Santa Barbara: More than a playground for the rich and famous

Mar 22, 2013
Santa Barbara is known for its beautiful, expansive homes. But the city's reputation doesn't tell the whole story of its housing market.
Posted In: Santa Barbara, Housing

Surprise! Your home may no longer be underwater

Mar 19, 2013
More homeowners are going from underwater to above water on their mortgages, and that could mean some really good news for the economy.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage, mortgage

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