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From affordable housing to low crime rates, great job diversity and the best schools in the nation, CNNMoney.com recently ranked the top 100 small cities to live in 2008. You won't be finding big name metropolises like New York and Chicago on this best-of list. The news site analyzed the nation's...
07/16/2008
With their hands on about 50 percent of all mortgages in the United States at an estimated $5 trillion, lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a huge impact on swinging the housing pendulum. The Federal National Mortgage Association, nicknamed Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgag...
07/15/2008
Looks like good times are coming back to the Big Easy. New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was the fastest-growing large city in the nation between July 2006 and July 2007, according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This follows the city having the largest rat...
07/14/2008
                                                      RealtyTrac, an online company that tracks foreclosure filings, default notices, bank repossessions and auction sale notices nationwide, recently reported a 3 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from May to June. But the recent findings mi...
07/11/2008
                                                  A recent report published by Altos Research, which measures current real estate data in major markets around the country, shows that Las Vegas is the weakest U.S. housing market, with real estate prices down 3.6 percent in June. Denver's housing m...
07/10/2008
It looks like big papa Ben Bernanke is ready to put the lending industry in the time-out corner. According to an Associated Press report, "in an effort to prevent a repeat of the current mortgage mess, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the Fed will next week issue new r...
07/09/2008
Fortune magazine recently named six cities where real estate deals are looking attractive for financial-savvy retirees. With inventory high and prices continuing to plunge, active adults looking for their retirement dream home may be in luck in finding discount deals that didn't exist during the ...
07/08/2008
When I attended a real estate conference earlier this year in New York City, I remember many industry experts and local Realtors talking about how the Big Apple had weathered the storm after the housing bubble burst. At the time, some said Manhattan's high-priced dwellings made it difficult for u...
07/07/2008
When I graduated college, many of my friends packed up a moving van and headed to big cities. From New York City to Los Angeles to Washington, DC, they crammed into their tiny new apartments and started their post-collegiate careers. Now six years later, and a few job changes along the way, many ...
07/03/2008
I'm a throwback kind of gal, and nothing tickles my fancy more than visiting gorgeous historic homes. From an elaborately ornamental Queen Anne to a classic Greek Revival, golden-age architecture boasts features that are intricate, bold and elegant. With some assistance from the historic-housing ...
07/02/2008
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