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Why wannabe sellers are looking but not listing their homes

Call them the frustrated wannabe sellers — eager to list their homes for sale this spring, but feeling locked...

Why the big credit score boost won’t dramatically impact the housing market

Why the big credit score boost won’t dramatically impact the housing market

If you’ve heard that some people might get a magic boost to their FICO credit scores in the 10-point...

Zillow under fire for “Zestimate” system

Zillow under fire for “Zestimate” system

It was bound to happen: A home owner has filed suit against online realty giant Zillow, claiming the company’s...

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Weighing the pros and cons of hybrid mortgages

Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which...

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Tax reform standstill sweet and sour for real estate investors

For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax reform last week...

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Debunking the good-school price bump

It’s a key question for many homebuyers who have or plan to have young children: We want a house in an area with good schools, but what sort of price premium — if any...

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How could growth in part-timers stall U.S. housing recovery?

It’s an issue that hasn’t gotten much attention, but should be a red alert for first-time buyers and others...

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“Turn-off listings” languish, even in fast-moving markets

With full-fledged sellers’ markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical...

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Banks increasingly issuing equity lines, second mortgages

Using your home as an ATM is no longer a financial option, but the tools that allowed owners to...

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Tallying up grievances against the biggest U.S. mortgage lenders

Got a beef with your mortgage company or loan servicer? Lots of people do, and thousands of them have...

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