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“I pay $1,410 in rent for my one-bedroom apartment in downtown Denver,” said Eric Arther, 28, who has saved about $30,000 for a down payment. Millennials made up 32 percent of the U.S. housing market in 2014, up from 28 percent two years earlier, and have pulled ahead of the older Generation X as…Bloomberg
With real estate agents’ commissions often as high as 6 percent of a home’s sale price, it’s tempting to hang out a “For Sale by Owner” sign and save the commission. After all, FSBO would put an ...Consumer Reports
If you're looking to purchase a home in the next year, now is the time to start planning.Credit.com
Sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million, down from last year's monthly rate of 4.92 million.USA TODAY
The National Association of Realtors reports on February sales of existing homes Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. SALES REBOUND: Economists believe that sales rose 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual ...Associated Press
If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, use Obama’s Refi Program. You'll be shocked when you see how much you can save.
Negative equity, meaning a homeowner owes more on the mortgage than the market value of the property, is rising in 21 of the country’s 50 largest housing markets.24/7 Wall St.
Selling to family can sometimes save money for both buyer and seller — but it also comes with some potential pitfalls.Credit.com
Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $12.995 million.Los Angeles Times
Real estate is a local experience, so be prepared for varying conditions depending on where you live. In much of the Midwest, West, and South, for example, sellers have the most leverage, accordi...Consumer Reports
Rates drop from 3.86% last week.USA TODAY
The latest Mortgage Bankers Association report on mortgage applications noted a week-over-week decrease in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending March 13.24/7 Wall St.
A tiny pullback in interest rates did nothing to improve mortgage application volume. The total tally fell 3.9 percent for the week ending March 13th from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Associations (MBA). The numbers are seasonally adjusted.CNBC
You don't need to earn gobs of money to purchase a home. You do, however, need to have your finances in order.Credit.com
After two years of slim pickings for Southern California home buyers, the supply of houses for sale may be starting to open up, at least a bit. And that could power the region's housing market to a stronger ...Los Angeles Times
Zillow Inc. (Z) recently inaugurated the Zillow Mortgage Access Index (ZMAI).Zacks
Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage ...Los Angeles Times
Home affordability goes far beyond the selling price — what else should you be considering if you're trying to figure out if it's a financial fit?Credit.com
Mortgage rates jumped this week following a strong jobs report, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering conventional 30-year home loans at an average of 3.86%, up from 3.75% a week ago,Los Angeles Times
There's a myth that applying for a mortgage causes your credit score to drop, but that's not actually true. Here's what might hurt your score, though.Credit.com
A Paul Williams-designed estate with ties to the Los Angeles Rams, Mariah Carey's and Nick Cannon’s marital home and a picture-perfect property in Thousand Oaks were among the top sales in the greater ...Los Angeles Times