Mortgage applications skyrocket more than 25%

Mortgage applications skyrocket more than 25%

Big pre-TRID rush boosted final week of September

Is it OK to gatecrash a Realtor’s open house?

Yes, but only if you follow this Reddiquette

CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% annually in August

Forecasts calls for 4.3% growth by August 2016

Short sales grow as a cheaper alternative to foreclosure

Nineteen months ago, the recession took Bob Walker's job. Then, creditors lined up to take the three-bedroom hilltop home that the computer consultant shared with his wife, Stephanie, a playwright still looking for her first break. Avoiding the stigma and financial fallout of foreclosure became an obsession for the Walkers. They talked to the banks, found multiple jobs, put their Silver Lake house on the market and tried to stitch together a plan to repay their debts. Finally, they turned to a short sale, chronicled in a popular blog: Love in the Time of Foreclosure. "We really thought that, worst-case scenario, we will sell the house and break even," Stephanie Walker said. "But it didn't work. We went into great losses."

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