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How to Better Protect Homes Against Wildfires

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Researchers say homeowners should consider their landscaping when determining ways to keep their homes safe from fires.

Where Home Flippers' Profits Are Rising the Most

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Fewer investors are doing fix-and-flips, but those still active in the market are seeing the highest earnings since late 2018.

Builders Ramp Up Construction to Meet High Demand

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

However, rising lumber costs threaten to price more home buyers out of the new-home market over the coming months.

First-Time Buyers Rush to Lock in Low Mortgage Rates

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

The uptick in activity "has come at a critical time for the economy," says Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater.

1M Delinquent Homeowners Haven't Asked for Forbearance

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2020

They may be confused about the repayment terms of such mortgage assistance, keeping them from asking their lenders for help.

Majority of Young Adults Are Now Living With Their Parents

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Empty nest no more? The pandemic has prompted millions of young adults to move back in with their parents.

What the Fed's Extended Low Rate Means for Mortgages

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020

The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to leave its benchmark lending rate -- what banks charge one another for short-term borrowing -- unchanged and near zero.

Home Prices Surge to Two-Year High, Disasters Slow New Listings

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Buyers face daunting challenges: home price growth with no slowdown in sight and inventory nearly 40% lower than a year ago, realtor.comĀ® reports.

Mortgage Help Available for Hurricane Sally, Wildfire Victims

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced disaster relief aid for homeowners affected by Hurricane Sally -- adding to a growing list of disasters in 2020.

This Beer Can-Covered Listing Went Viral

Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Just how many bottles of beer on the wall? You'll have to see the pictures to believe it.