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Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Rates

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Rates

Rates continued higher early this week, extending sharp losses from last Friday. Taken together, this is the biggest move higher in more than 2 months. That said, there are some silver linings. First of all, outright rate levels are still very low in t…

Not your grandma’s retirement home: Check out this luxe living

Not your grandma’s retirement home: Check out this luxe living

Builders are creating communities for aging baby boomers that have high-end features, from clubhouses to lectures to pools.

Mortgage applications jump 4.2% on strong buyer demand

Mortgage applications jump 4.2% on strong buyer demand

Homebuyers jumped back into the market, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than previous weeks.

Landlords listen up: Find the best rental returns here

Landlords listen up: Find the best rental returns here

Two new reports point to the best markets for investors seeking to profit from the single-family rental market.

Mortgage rates finally break higher: What you should watch

Mortgage rates finally break higher: What you should watch

Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday. Here’s everything you should know now.

Sneak Peek: The ‘It’ Paint Color for 2017

Sneak Peek: The ‘It’ Paint Color for 2017

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Time to paint the house taupe. Sherwin-Williams revealed its 2017 Color of the Year: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). The company expects the brownish-gray hue to become the year’s go-to color for home interiors. Taupe marks a departure from the company’s mostly cool-toned neutrals it has tended to favor recently. […]

Biggest Threat to Mortgage Rates in Months

Biggest Threat to Mortgage Rates in Months

Rates moved up at the quickest pace in months on Friday, bringing them to 2-month highs. The culprit is some combination of central bank news, both at home and abroad. In short, investors are concerned the European Central Bank may become less aggressi…

Millennials will be renting for a lot longer

Millennials will be renting for a lot longer

A report on homeownership predicts that millennials will be renting for a lot longer than their parents’ generation did.

Most affordable housing markets: Better buy now!

Most affordable housing markets: Better buy now!

The new CEO of Coldwell Banker released the company’s list of affordable housing markets. Here’s what he told us.

Wiping out housing’s ‘zombies’: Banks sell off foreclosed remnants of crash

Wiping out housing’s ‘zombies’: Banks sell off foreclosed remnants of crash

Halloween isn’t here just yet, but the zombies are already multiplying by the thousand — zombie foreclosures.