Royal Bank of Scotland pulls petty mortgage stunt

Royal Bank of Scotland pulls petty mortgage stunt

Here's why we shouldn't be surprised

Foreclosure timelines in California, Nevada stay lengthy

Moody’s: Gradual decline to start in early 2016

Will housing headwinds flatten home sales?

Auction.com: Market maintaining current momentum
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Real Estate

'Nashville' house hits the market for $19.5 million

HousingWire Staff
An expensive estate known as the home of Rayna Jaymes, a popular character on the ABC-TV series "Nashville," is now up for sale. The 20,533-square-foot property...
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Homeownership becomes an elusive dream as affordability tumbles

Brena Swanson
Homeownership is now an elusive goal for many. Currently, the median-income household can only afford the average priced home in eight of the 25 largest metropolitan areas.
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Home prices hit 19-month stride

Appreciation is a boon for consumer confidence and distressed borrowers
Christina Mlynski
Housing is continually gaining momentum with home prices rising for the 19th consecutive month in August.
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DataQuick: California foreclosure starts continue to drop

Reach their second-lowest level since 2006
Brena Swanson
The number of homeowners entering the foreclosure process in California last quarter fell to the second-lowest level in seven and a half years, a new report from analytics firm DataQuick claims.
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Freddie Mac tempers housing economy outlook

Home construction dips after sharp rebound
Brena Swanson
Housing construction sustained positive momentum over the summer, but Freddie Mac predicts only moderate fourth-quarter growth, as homebuilders struggle through uncertain economic times.
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Lull in employment may extend Fed tapering until 2014

Poor employment prospects sideline young adult buyers
Christina Mlynski
Unemployment did fall to a five-year low in September, but it's unlikely to reach the 6.5% benchmark that's considered the trigger for a substantive pullback in Fed intervention.
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Nation added only 148,000 jobs in September

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The unemployment situation stayed mostly unchanged in September with the unemployment rate hovering at 7.2% and 148,000 jobs added to the payrolls, the Labor Department said Monday.
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Jumbo loan availability lifts Chicago housing

Prices, home sales rise as the product stages a comeback
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Lower conforming loan limits made it difficult for move-up buyers in Chicago to access loans in the wake of the housing meltdown, but that all changed in 2013 when the jumbo loan product returned to the market.
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Existing-home sales slip from four-year high

Affordability hits five-year low
Brena Swanson
Existing-home sales slipped in September after posting their highest level in nearly four years, the National Association of Realtors reported.
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Housing market simmers down

HousingWire Staff
Home values are finally starting to cool off, as the pace at which home prices are rising subsides.
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