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December 2015

12 / 18Freddie: 2016 Rates to Stay Near Record Lows
12 / 17What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing
12 / 15‘We’re in an Affordability Crisis’
12 / 11How Long it Takes to Save for a Down Payment
12 / 8Young Buyers Are Targeting These Metros
12 / 4Mortgage Rates Still Below 4%, For Now
12 / 3A Good Time to Sell in These 10 Markets
12 / 2Big Expectations for Housing in 2016
12 / 1Shrinking Shopping Malls Get Reimagined
12 / 1Inventory Concerns Limit Sales Contracts

November 2015

11 / 30Housing’s Failure-to-Launch Buyer Problem
11 / 25Rental Markets Finally Cooling Off?
11 / 25How Holiday Shopping Can Kill a Closing
11 / 24FHA Condo Financing Changes: What to Know
11 / 24One Bedroom Apartment Craze?
11 / 235 Key Housing Stats From NAR’s Latest Report
11 / 12Monthly Foreclosure Jump Highest in 4 Years
11 / 11Loan Demand Softens on Sharp Jump in Rates
11 / 9‘A Test-Drive for Tiny House Living’
11 / 6Here It Comes: Mortgage Rates Are Climbing
11 / 6Home Sellers Net Highest Profits in 8 Years
11 / 4Repeat Foreclosure Crisis Starting to Surface?
11 / 4Rising Mortgage Rates Cool Loan Demand
11 / 2Parents Struggling to Kick Adult Kids Out

October 2015

10 / 29Interest Rates Likely to Stay Low Longer
10 / 28How We'll Avoid Another Recession
10 / 26Bank of Mom, Dad Growing More Important
10 / 23Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week
10 / 21Home Buyers Don’t Need to Fear
10 / 20Fannie: Forget the Pay Stubs in OK'ing a Loan
10 / 19For Owners: Best Time to Remodel Is Now
10 / 16Mortgage Rates Are Staying Below 4%
10 / 16Austin takes first step to reduce short-term rentals in neighborhoods
10 / 15‘Surprising’ Surges in Foreclosures Here
10 / 14New Mortgage Rules Soften Loan Demand
10 / 12Savings Have Dried Up for Most Americans
10 / 12Savings Have Dried Up for Most Americans
10 / 9Weak Job Report Prompts Dropping Rates
10 / 6Through 2017, Market Should Stay Strong
10 / 6The Next Three Months: Best Time to Buy

September 2015

9 / 30Advantage: Home Buyers?
9 / 29Housing's 20 Top Performers This Month
9 / 28Closing Process Changes: What To Expect
9 / 25Mortgage Rates in Free Fall, After Fed's Vote
9 / 23Drop in Rates Ramps Up Mortgage Demand
9 / 21More Lenders Say They're Easing Up on Credit
9 / 18Fed Votes to Hold Off on Rate Hike, For Now
9 / 14Stock Market Swings Shake Luxury Buyers
9 / 11Mortgage Rates Hold Steady this Week
9 / 10Rising Prices Squeeze Out Young Buyers
9 / 10Selling Concerns Grow Among Home Owners
9 / 8Top Metros for Millennial Workers
9 / 8Sellers Remain Hesitant to List Homes
9 / 3Why September Is The Best Month for Buyers
9 / 2Mortgage Applications Surge 11% in One Week
9 / 1RHS Making No-Down, 1% Loans Available
9 / 1Uptick in REO, Short Sales to Re-Emerge?

August 2015

8 / 31Housing's 20 Strongest Performers in August
8 / 31Advantage Shifting Slightly to Home Buyers
8 / 28Stock Shock Shakes Mortgage Rates
8 / 28Signs Indicate No Drop-Off for Home Sales
8 / 27Texas Dominates Healthiest Markets List
8 / 27Foreclosures, Cash Sales Continue to Recede
8 / 26Loan Demand Holds Steady, For Now
8 / 26A 10-Year Housing Surge on the Horizon?
8 / 2130-Year Mortgage Rates Remain Below 4%
8 / 216 Key Housing Stats to Gauge the Market
8 / 20The Top Home Decor Resources Online
8 / 20REOs Are Back on the Rise
8 / 19All-Cash Sales Make Up Fewer Transactions
8 / 19New-Home Starts Surge to 2007 Highs
8 / 17How High Will Mortgage Rates Actually Climb?
8 / 14Aging Housing Stock Ripe for Remodeling
8 / 1410 Ways to Make Moving Easier
8 / 14Mortgage Rates Begin to Nudge Higher
8 / 1378729 - The 10 Hottest ZIP Codes
8 / 11Foreclosure Rate Drops to 2007 Levels
8 / 7Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4% Again
8 / 5New Crop of Investors Lured to Farmland

July 2015

7 / 31Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%
7 / 30Pending Home Sales Cool Off Slightly
7 / 29Loan Demand Barely Budges as Rates Drop
7 / 27Booming Rental Market Sets New Records
7 / 245 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
7 / 243 Reasons Why It's a Great Time for Sellers
7 / 23Home Prices Reach an All-Time High
7 / 22TRID Start Date Bumped to Oct. 3
7 / 17Mortgage Rates Set New High for the Year
7 / 16How American Homes Have Evolved Since 1994
7 / 13The 10 Most Stable Housing Markets
7 / 10Relief in Mortgage Rates Likely to Stick Around
7 / 1010 States Reach New Price Peaks
7 / 9Survey Shows Value of Like-Kind Exchanges
7 / 9Wealth Gap Widening in Big Cities, Study Says
7 / 8A Slip in Rates Lifts Mortgage Demand
7 / 6Fewer Home Buyers Pay All-Cash
7 / 1Rates Hit 9-Month High, Loan Demand Falls
7 / 1Amenities That Jack Up Sales Prices

June 2015

6 / 30Contracts to Buy Homes Reaches 9-Year High
6 / 26Mortgage Rates Barely Budge This Week
6 / 26The Waiting Game for Millennials May Be Over
6 / 255 DIY Projects That Save Money
6 / 25Supreme Court Upholds Concept of ‘Disparate Impact’ in Fair Housing Claims
6 / 25CFPB Proposes Mortgage Rule Delay
6 / 24Slight Drop in Rates Pushes Loan Demand Up
6 / 24Airbnb, Realtor.com® Team Up
6 / 198 Markets Topping Pre-Housing Crisis Peaks
6 / 19Fed Hints at Higher Rates Later This Year
6 / 19Mortgage Rates Drop After Last Week's Spike
6 / 17Report: 90% of Properties Now Have Equity
6 / 12Mortgage Rates Set New High for 2015
6 / 11Top Small Towns in the U.S.
6 / 11Housing on Track for Best Year Since 2006
6 / 10Foreclosures Further Fade Away
6 / 10Households Don't Look Like They Used To
6 / 9The Most Common Delays Toward Closing
6 / 8Mortgage Rates Fall Into 'Panic Mode'?
6 / 810 Housing Markets Fueled by Job Growth
6 / 5Home Buyers Make Less of a Down Payment
6 / 4The 8 Fastest-Growing Cities for Millennials
6 / 4CFPB Grants Grace Period for Mortgage Rules
6 / 3'Marginal Agents' Biggest Threat to Industry
6 / 1Your Sellers May Need Reality Check on Price

May 2015

5 / 28Economists Deflate Bubbling Mumblings
5 / 27Home Features on Millennials’ Wish Lists
5 / 27Congress Urges Delay on New Mortgage Rules
5 / 22Economists Revise Housing Forecasts
5 / 21Owners Place High Value on Good Yards
5 / 1910 Most Active Markets for New-Home Sales
5 / 14Millennials Are Saving for Home Ownership
5 / 13Grace Period With New Closing Process?
5 / 12Foreclosures Plunge 65% From Peak
5 / 11Cash Sales Are Weakening
5 / 8Stronger Economy Should Attract Buyers
5 / 8As Home Ownership Drops, Inequality Rises
5 / 7Housing Flips Slip to Lowest Level in Years
5 / 7More Markets Fall Back into 'Normal' Range
5 / 6Sharp Rise in Rates Doesn’t Deter Buyers
5 / 5Underwater Homes Still a Thorn for the Market
5 / 4More Renters Are in Financial Trouble
5 / 1Recession's After-Effect: Plunging Birth Rates
5 / 1Survey: Home Buyer Anxiety Runs High

April 2015

4 / 306 Often-Overlooked Costs of Home Ownership
4 / 29Realtor.com®: 'This Is No Housing Bubble'
4 / 28Don't Overlook the Trees, Buyers Aren't
4 / 28Housing Analysts Bet on 2016 as Standout Year
4 / 23Landlords Say They're Raising Prices Again
4 / 23Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High
4 / 22Hispanics Eye Larger Share of Market
4 / 22Income a Bigger Housing Thorn than Credit
4 / 22Global Opportunities Come to the Heartland
4 / 211.5M Buyers Are Coming Back
4 / 20Credit Unions Want Your Buyers' Business
4 / 17NAR to Congress: Ease Up on Mortgage Credit
4 / 17Should Retirees Remodel or Relocate?
4 / 17Mortgage Rates Hover Near 2015 Lows
4 / 16The Real Reason Millennials Aren't Buying

March 2015

3 / 6Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows
3 / 4Bidding Wars Brew Under Tight Supplies
3 / 4Lower Mortgage Rates Still Leave Buyers Cold
3 / 4Could Gen Z Reshape Real Estate?
3 / 2Housing Flips May Start to Flop
3 / 2Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High

February 2015

2 / 26Loan Delinquencies Back to Pre-Crisis Levels
2 / 26Spring Thaw? Better Days Ahead for Housing
2 / 2410 Metros Attracting Gen Xers
2 / 19Home Buyers Put Down More Money in 2014
2 / 19House Flipping Gains Traction for Investors
2 / 19Bet on These Home Improvements in 2015
2 / 19After Baby Boomers, What’s Next for Housing?
2 / 18Higher Rates Are Softening Loan Demand
2 / 18Both Home Prices and Affordability on the Rise
2 / 12Tight Supplies Put Home Prices on the Move
2 / 11As Mortgage Rates Inch Up, Applications Fall
2 / 11Foreclosures on a Free Fall, 66% Below Peak
2 / 10HUD: ‘2015 Is Year of Housing Opportunity’
2 / 9Tax Deduction Advice for Your Clients
2 / 9The Best Seasons to Sell a Home
2 / 6Mortgage Rates Fall Again
2 / 5‘Domino Effect’ to Set Off 2015 Housing Wave
2 / 5Last-Minute Closing Changes to Get Difficult
2 / 4Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now

January 2015

1 / 30Home Ownership Rate Falls to 20-Year Low
1 / 30Mortgage Rates Up for the First Time This Year
1 / 292015: The Breakout Year for Sellers?
1 / 28FHA Fee Cuts Expected to Boost Home Sales
1 / 28More Buyers in House-Hunting Mode
1 / 28Cities Expected to Bloom in 2015
1 / 27Shrinking Inventory May Raise Prices Again
1 / 27Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?
1 / 2660% of U.S. Cities Still in Recovery Mode
1 / 26Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers
1 / 23Housing Demand Rises, Supply Is Bigger Issue
1 / 23Existing-Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know
1 / 23Mortgage Rates Fall Even Lower This Week
1 / 23Ready for a Jolt to the Housing Market?
1 / 22Job Growth Still Lags Pre-Recession Levels
1 / 22Housing Starts Reach Six-Year Highs
1 / 15The Prime Time to List a Home
1 / 15Worst Is Over for Collapse in Lending
1 / 14Buyers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages
1 / 14Loan Demand Posts Biggest Leap in 6 Years
1 / 13Smaller Remodeling Jobs Get Better ROI
1 / 12Housing Affordability Is Falling
1 / 12How Dip in Oil Prices Impacts Home Buyers
1 / 1290% of Mortgaged Homes Have Equity Again
1 / 12The Days When the Most Closings Occur
1 / 9Average Wait Time for a New Home
1 / 9Mortgage Rates Kick Off 2015 at 20-Month Low
1 / 9The Crowning New Soical Network Champ is...
1 / 9Austin Ranks #1 in Forbes' 10 Best Bets for Housing in 2015
1 / 8FHA Lowers Its Harangued Mortgage Costs
1 / 8NAR: Home Sales Only Going Up From Here
1 / 7Zillow, ListHub to End Listings Agreement
1 / 66 Market Types You'll See This Year
1 / 6Hike in Interest Rates Likely by Mid-Year
1 / 5Marriage, Mortgage No Longer Hand-in-Hand
1 / 5Industry Mourns Fair Housing Champion
1 / 5The Biggest Obstacles Facing Housing in 2015
1 / 2Mortgage Rates End 2014 Near Yearly Lows
1 / 2Perfect New Year’s Resolution: Save for a House
1 / 2Zillow, Trulia Merger Faces More Delays
1 / 2The Surprising Hot Spot for Moves in 2014
1 / 2Home Automation, Robots Debuting at CES
1 / 1Baby Boomers to Face Big Housing Problem