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Will Homebuilding Be Hit by a 2015 Rate Hike?Will Homebuilding Be Hit by a 2015 Rate Hike?

Investors have started speculating about the timing of the planned rate hike. It may well be sooner than expected in 2015. Read more

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Appraisals Re-emerge as a Housing Pain Point
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Appraisals Re-emerge as a Housing Pain Point

Wall Street Journal columnist Anya Martin delves into the frustrations sellers and... Read more

Lame Duck Senate Extends Key Tax Provisions
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Lame Duck Senate Extends Key Tax Provisions

The Senate approved a bill late Tuesday that would retroactively extend over 50... Read more

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FHA Loan Limit Reductions ... Not Much ImpactFHA Loan Limit Reductions ... Not Much Impact

Zillow research analyst Jamie Anderson looks at the impact of the much-feared reduction of loan limits for Federal Housing Administration-backed loans, and finds that the effects have been far from malignant. Read more

Private Capital Will Take Share from Fannie, Freddie: CBO
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Private Capital Will Take Share from Fannie, Freddie: CBO

Reuters' Jason Lange reports on an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office... Read more

The Curious Return of the Liar's Loan
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The Curious Return of the Liar's Loan

Bloomberg/Businessweek reporter Patrick Clark has found that, even with tougher... Read more

Fewer Married Now, But They'll Catch Up
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Fewer Married Now, But They'll Catch Up

Today's record number of unmarried adults isn't necessarily the bleakest news for... Read more

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Where Buyers Can Settle for Less ... And Feel Great About itWhere Buyers Can Settle for Less ... And Feel Great About it

Wall Street Journal staffer Anya Martin zeroes in on the fact that closing costs vary widely across the nation, and there are hints and tactics to help customers get through settlement without the feeling they're losing their shirts. Read more

Do Lower Down Payments Hold Up?
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Do Lower Down Payments Hold Up?

New York Times columnist Ron Lieber raises the question on many people's minds as... Read more

Interest Rates Rise to 3.93%
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Interest Rates Rise to 3.93%

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of... Read more

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