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What Cities Do Foreign Homebuyers Want to Live in Most?

With the Internet, foreign homebuyers have never had it easier buying property in the U.S. But what cities do they favor the most? It was Thomas Friedman who famously stated that “the world was flat,” and his statement applies

Is Homeownership Still Integral to the American Dream?

Homeownership is often pegged as the ultimately realization of the “American Dream,” but a new study from the MacArthur Foundation finds consumers may not agree with that sentiment. The housing crisis changed many things in the housing market –

April Mortgage Activity At Highest Level Since 2010

The mortgage markets have been on a bumpy ride the last five years; are the latest numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association, though, a positive sign? Mortgage applications rose 4.8 percent last week to their highest level since May

Will Rising Interest Rates Threaten Housing Affordability?

Homebuyers have been enjoying some of the highest levels of housing affordability in decades, but will rising interest rates compromise that? The housing downturn has affected quite a few players in the real estate scene, what with its falling

Q1 RealtyTrac Foreclosure Report a Mixed Bag

Foreclosure filings fell 23 percent nationally in 2013’s first quarter, but the situation in many local markets offered a more nuanced portrait. Foreclosure filings nationwide declined in RealtyTrac’s latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, though unsurprisingly, the situation was a

Housing Market Attitudes Stay Positive, According to Fannie Mae Survey

Housing market attitudes remain optimistic in this recovery process, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2013 National Housing Survey results. Even though more Americans are pessimistic about their personal finances and the economy, they continue to remain positive about the

Asking Prices Soar as Rents Sag

Asking prices rose yet again in the Trulia Price Monitor in March, but asking rents continued to slow. Asking home prices outpaced asking rents yet again in Trulia’s latest Price Monitor and Rent Monitor, which studied all the for-sale

Home Prices Up 10.2 Percent in February

Home prices continued to pick up more steam in the CoreLogic HPI, rising to their highest mark in nearly seven years in February. Home prices nationwide rose a sterling 10.2 percent year-over-year in February, according to the latest CoreLogic

When Will First-Time Homebuyers Make Their Triumphant Return?

Though the housing market is recovering, first-time homebuyers have thus far been an absent component of that recovery; when will they return? The housing market may be showing its best signs of life in years, but one essential component

Real Estate in These Markets is a Home Run

What MLB baseball teams are surrounded by the most valuable real estate? And do their winning percentages influence the local real estate markets? It’s opening day for Major League Baseball, and Trulia, as it seems to do with just

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