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Bank Regulators Assure Lenders on Mortgage Standards

Federal bank regulators on Tuesday sought to assure lenders that stricter mortgage standards set to kick in next year won't lead to government discrimination allegations.

Employment Shows ‘Missing Households’ Still Weigh on Housing

Today’s jobs report shows construction employment is up strongly, but in many other ways the report was bad for housing.

Housing Construction Gains Not Translating to Much Hiring

The housing sector continues to be unable to translate strong growth into larger job gains.

Real-Estate News: Condos Are Going Back Up for Sale

Here is a look at real-estate news from the weekend and today in the WSJ:

Buying a House in Las Vegas? Check the Stock Market First

When stock prices go up, housing soon follows. Just like school districts and mortgage rates can influence the housing market, so too can stock prices, according to an analysis by national real-estate brokerage Redfin.

Real-Estate Prices Not (Yet) Affected by the Shutdown

Real-estate asking prices have been largely unaffected by the government shutdown according to a post by Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko.

Real-Estate News: Housing Gloom Lifts in Detroit Suburbs

Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report:

Budget Battles Hit Home for Builders

Buyers of newly built homes are being scared off by rising prices and economic uncertainty, according to the latest early look at sales activity for new homes in September.

Shadow Inventory: The Zombie Meme That Won’t Die

Like a zombie that keeps coming back from the dead, news reports continue to suggest there’s a large “shadow” inventory of potential foreclosures threatening to sink the housing market. There’s just one problem: the data doesn’t show it.

Real-Estate News: Home for Sale, With Freebies

Here is a look at real-estate news from the weekend and today in the WSJ.

Rosie O’Donnell Buys New Florida Home

Jeff Garland Rosie O’Donnell has purchased this 4,647-square-foot home on Casey Key, a barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Television personality Rosie O’Donnell has paid around $5 million for a 4,647-square-foot home on Casey Key, a barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Florida, about a 10 minute drive from Sarasota, according to people [...]

Lawmakers to DeMarco: You Can’t Reduce Loan Limits

To get a sense of how difficult the process of overhauling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be, witness the latest kerfuffle over whether the companies’ regulator should drop the maximum loan limits. In a letter released Thursday, some...Show More Summary

Where Can the Middle Class Buy a Home?

If you’re in the middle class and want to buy a home here’s a piece of advice: Move to Ohio (if you’re not already there).

First Glances at September New-Home Sales Spark Worries

The early reads on new-home sales in September don’t look good. And one housing bull sees enough of a slowdown to justify reining in her projections for the rest of this year.

Real-Estate News: Investors Turn Away From Once-Hot REITs

Here is a look at real-estate news in Wednesday's WSJ, including the Property Report.

Real-Estate Industry Calls for Delay on Loan-Limit Decline

The real-estate industry asked the Federal Housing Finance Agency in a letter Tuesday to delay any proposed reduction in maximum loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can purchase.

Foreclosures Recede as Housing Rebounds

The number of foreclosed homes continues to fall across the country, which is helping the U.S. housing market creep back to normal.

Atlanta Says Goodbye (Sort of) to Sprawl

Over the past few years a majority of new development in the Atlanta metro area has been of denser, pedestrian-centric type neighborhoods that are more common in Northeast cities, according to a new report.

Re/Max Stock Boosted by Housing Rebound

Re/Max Holdings will be fortunate if the market for homes turns out to be as hot as the market for its stock.

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