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Real Estate in Brief: Home price cuts, green mortgages and more

Real Estate in Brief: Home price cuts, green mortgages and more


Nearly one third of homes for sale experienced a price drop of more than 1 percent this…

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Fannie, Freddie loan limits increase for third-straight year

Fannie, Freddie loan limits increase for third-straight year


The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the federally owned mortgage corporations Fannie Mae…

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Guaranteed Rate expands in Hawaii with local acquisitions

Guaranteed Rate expands in Hawaii with local acquisitions


Independent mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate announced Nov. 27 that it would expand its presence…

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Real Estate in Brief: New task force on housing affordability, brokerage expansions and more

Real Estate in Brief: New task force on housing affordability, brokerage expansions and more


One of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the U.S., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,…

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Case-Shiller: Sept. home price growth slowest in nearly 2 years

Case-Shiller: Sept. home price growth slowest in nearly 2 years


The latest reading of the U.S. housing market — the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home…

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Federal regulators propose loosening home appraisal rules

Federal regulators propose loosening home appraisal rules


A joint proposal by three federal agencies released Nov. 20 could speed up an…

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MLS, brokerages evolve their stance on private listings

MLS, brokerages evolve their stance on private listings


There is a growing trend throughout several markets involving property listings that don’t appear…

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Existing home sales see first increase in six months

Existing home sales see first increase in six months


After six months of declines, existing home sales posted a month-to-month increase in October,…

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Senators introduce updates to the Fair Housing Act

Senators introduce updates to the Fair Housing Act


Senators Tim Kaine and Orrin Hatch have introduced a bipartisan bill that would expand…

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Nearly half of new homeowners face unexpected renovations

Nearly half of new homeowners face unexpected renovations


Whether hiring help or tackling a do-it-yourself project, home improvement is expensive, time consuming,…

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