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Small lenders, already struggling with weak economic conditions and rising interest rates, say new mortgage-lending rules could further crimp their ability to make loans
Three Republican lawmakers on Wednesday defended mortgage-fee increases announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency last month that were later suspended by the agency’s new director.
Part of famed investor Warren Buffett’s legacy is set to be bulldozed this week.
Here are five wild-cards to watch this year in housing:
Rep. Mel Watt won’t be sworn in as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency until Monday, but he has already sent a clear signal of the coming shift in direction from his predecessor.
It’s been a big year for real estate in California’s affluent Orange County, which has experienced two major home sales in recent months.
A look back at some of the most interesting amenities and homes profiled in the House of the Day feature in 2013.
Rep. Mel Watt (D., N.C.), the incoming director of the regulatory agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced late Friday that he would delay an increase in mortgage fees charged by the housing-finance giants.
Sales of previously owned homes fell 1.2% in November compared to one year ago, the first year-over-year drop in nearly 2½ years, the National Association of Realtors said on Thursday. Here are five reasons why sales have slowed:
ABC News correspondent Amy Robach and her husband Andrew Shue are moving into a new apartment in lower Manhattan, according to sources familiar with the deal.
Lennar Corp. on Wednesday provided hope that the strongest home builders still can scratch out gains in an otherwise lackluster market, but it’s likely too early to declare that the new-home market’s recovery has emerged from its prolonged pause.
London is on top. The city’s West End had the most expensive office space in the world in the third quarter of 2013, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Greenwich, Conn. estate of the late investment banker Michael Biondi has sold for $25 million, according to the agents involved in the deal.
Mortgage costs for borrowers without big down payments and with less-than-perfect credit scores are set to rise next spring.
The seller in Southampton, N.Y., is asking $799,000 for his ranch-style home—or its equivalent value in bitcoin.
Talk of a property bubble has gripped London.
FHA loan limits will fall in around 650 counties in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The limits are pegged to local home prices, but several changes in how those limits are calculated explain some of the big drops.
Home builder Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. signaled Thursday that the housing market recovery regained some lost ground of late as the builder’s new sales contracts bounced back in October and November.
For the week ended Thursday, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.42%, compared with 4.46% a week earlier and 3.32% a year earlier.
Tommy Hilfiger co-founder Joel Horowitz has sold his Lake Tahoe estate for $48 million, according to public records.