Existing home sales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as more homes came on the market, a sign of strengthening in the housing market.
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Consumer confidence rebounded in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices rose in January, offering hopeful signs for the economy.
Existing home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather.
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In the next three years, 1.8 million people with underwater mortgages will have to reset -- and pay more for -- their home equity lines of credit.
U.S. home sales hit a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months, hitting their lowest level since last April.
Single-family home price appreciation slowed further in November as lean inventories and tight lending standards limited housing activities.
More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.
Average long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.
The crisis isn't over yet: after 27 consecutive months of decreases, U.S. foreclosure starts in December increased -- and very dramatically in some states.
The Supreme Court rules in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of not following a federal truth in lending law.
Too many homebuyers don't shop around for their mortgage. A federal agency wants to change that stance -- and save them money.
A long-term lease option is an alternative to foreclosure or a short sale for homeowners who are underwater or near it and forced to sell.
Average U.S. mortgage rates started the year by falling to new lows, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking its lowest level since May 2013.
New measures from government-sponsored mortgage-lending enterprises could open the door to the same excesses that brought on the financial crisis.
Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.