Home prices in the U.S. increased at the slowest pace in 20 months in July, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
Housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve.
Despite adjustments for the Labor Day holiday the previous week, mortgage applications surged last week, even amid rising rates.
Weigh the mortgage interest deduction, the ability to leverage real estate and options for your cash before picking how much cash to use in buying a home.
The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate this week remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 percent for the third straight week.
Construction spending rebounded strongly in July as private construction increased and government outlays surged, in a further sign of vigor in the economy.
Federal regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide more support to some low-income Americans taking out mortgages and refinancing home loans.
The average rate for 30-year mortgages remained at a 52-week low this week, and appear to be helping give the U.S. housing market a boost.
You might assume that foreclosures all sell for deep discounts, but certain kinds of distressed properties actually fetch hefty premiums.
Sales of new single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of homes on the market should help stimulate demand.
Home resales rise to a 10-month high and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fall, signaling strength in the economy.
More trouble in Ukraine led to more applications for U.S. mortgage refinances last week; it is all about interest rates.
Refinancing for the sake of refinancing isn't a great idea. You'll need good credit to get the best rates and be able to document your income.
Housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.
Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year, remaining below the levels of a year ago.
During the Great Recession, many advisers suggested renting a home and investing the money set aside for a down payment in equities. They're wrong.