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  • Family finances: the outlook for mortgages

    The average 30-year fixed rate hovered around 4 percent in the past year (a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 2.4 percent). Kiplinger thinks that the 30-year rate will rise by less than a percentage point over the course of 2015, based on...
  • U.S. home prices coasting upward in November

    U.S. home prices coasting upward in November
    U.S. home values rose at a measured pace in November, a sign that demand remains weak as many buyers have been priced out of the market. Prices increased 5.5 percent in November compared with 12 months earlier, real estate data provider CoreLogic said...
  • CoreLogic: US home prices up 5.5 pct. in November; falling oil prices could hurt Texas market

    U.S. home values rose at a measured pace in November, a sign that demand remains weak as many buyers have been priced out of the market. Prices increased 5.5 percent in November compared with 12 months earlier, real estate provider CoreLogic said...
  • Sharks wing Patrick Marleau sells Bay Area home

    Sharks wing Patrick Marleau sells Bay Area home
    Patrick Marleau, the veteran left wing for the San Jose Sharks, has sold his home in Saratoga for $4.1 million. Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, the custom Mediterranean features large formal areas with detailed molding, floor-to-ceiling windows and a...
  • Obama plan makes it easier for younger, first-time homebuyers

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Wednesday to make it cheaper for first-time and younger buyers to take out a mortgage. Obama lowered the mortgage-insurance premium for borrowers who have a down payment of just 3.5 percent of the home's purchase...
  • Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate for first-time buyers; goal is to boost home buying

    First-time homebuyers whose home loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums. Under the plan, the housing administration will reduce annual mortgage...
  • Virgin Hotel debut may kick off 'best year ever' for Chicago hotels

    Virgin Hotel debut may kick off 'best year ever' for Chicago hotels
    Next week's unveiling of the Virgin Hotel in the former Old Dearborn Bank building marks what could be a boom year for hotels opening in Chicago. In March, a 400-room Loews Chicago Hotel will start welcoming guests in a Streeterville building that took...
  • FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees

    FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees
    President Obama said Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration will lower its high fees for mortgage insurance, a bid to encourage more purchases by first-time and middle-income home buyers. The agency will drop its annual premiums on new...
  • Common home seller complaint: Commission, fees too high

    Q: I was able to sell my house, but not at my expected price. The sales price was negotiated to $182,000, but with the real estate agent's commission of about $11,000, closing costs of $5,000 and the termite inspection ($150) and a home warranty ($600), I...
  • Homebuying millennials could put squeeze on tight Seattle-area market

    SEATTLE Ben and Kellen Goldsmith, both in their late 20s, feel lucky to have bought their first home last month for $620,000 amid one of the tightest Seattle-area housing markets in at least a decade. The new, three-story town home offered the...
  • Is selling home by auction the way to go?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you advise if there has been any comparative analysis of selling a home via auction vs. listing? I have been searching but have been unable to find any independently verifiable comparative analysis reviewing the...