Six Ways to Ensure Qualified Borrowers Can Get Mortgages
A new paper raises concerns that mortgage lending standards — after becoming dangerously lax during the housing bubble — could now lock out qualified entry-level homeowners.
Confirmed: Homes in Malibu Are Very Expensive
The nation's most expensive real-estate market in 2013 was Malibu, Calif., with an average listing of $2.15 million, according to a Coldwell Banker ranking of the nation's priciest markets.
Distressed Home Sales: Rising or Falling? It Depends on the Source
A report from data firm RealtyTrac released last month showed that sales of distressed homes increased in September compared with one year ago. One problem: the RealtyTrac conclusion is contradicted by many other sources.
Report: Homes Looking Overvalued in Coastal California
Home prices appear to be overvalued in parts of coastal California and could soon eclipse their bubble-era peaks given recent rates of price inflation, according to a report released Wednesday by Fitch Ratings.
Tiny Meadowmere Park Is an Island Refuge
Ask people their impressions of Meadowmere Park, a tiny island enclave on the Queens-Nassau County line, and the response is often the same: "There's one road in and there's one road out."
Rooted in Brooklyn Heights
A move to Brooklyn Heights for its commuting convenience turned into a 40-year stay for the homeowners of this five-story townhouse. -- Jackie Bischof