Down Payments Rise, Hawaii's Highest
Home buyers plunked down more cash in the second quarter, a positive sign for the housing market. Down payments were largest in the Aloha State.
Program Provides Immediate Cashouts on Purchases
A little-known program from the Federal National Mortgage Association enables cash buyers to immediately get a cashout loan on their newly purchased home.
Report Minimizes Student Loan Impact on Housing
A new report shows that college graduates can afford a home in most housing markets despite their student loans.
Pending Home Sales Exceed Expectations
Contracts for previously owned homes jumped to the highest level in more than a year and significantly exceeded analysts' expectations.
Home Price Gains Lose Steam
Home price gains have lost strength, which could be a sign of more normalized housing market conditions. Federal Reserve actions, however, could break the calm.
New Home Sales Disappoint
New home sales unexpectedly declined last month, and it was the Northeast that created the biggest drag on the national market.
Another Positive Real Estate Report
Sales of previously owned homes turned higher last month -- improving more than analysts had expected and adding another layer of optimism to the nation's housing market.
Housing Starts Exceed Expectations
A report on new home construction was stronger than had been expected by economists, breathing some life back into the nation's real estate market.
Home Price Gains Fall to Lowest Level Since 2012
It's been more than two years since residential properties prices have increased as little as they did in the second quarter.
Homeownership at Lowest Rate in Nearly 2 Decades
The share of Americans who own a home has fallen to the lowest level in nearly two decades. People under 35 and Southern California residents have the lowest rates.