December 3, 2013 @ 7:59 am
December 2, 2013 @ 9:03 am
There are stipulations in most county codes for accessory housing, but the one most discussed is the number of people who can occupy the accessory unit.
November 29, 2013 @ 7:21 am
Supporters of energy efficiency want lenders to take the net savings from energy improvements into consideration when they underwrite and impose mortgage fees, and they also want appraisers to take into account the value of new upgrades and retrofits.
November 27, 2013 @ 8:30 am
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 establishes the maximum conforming loan limit that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are permitted to set for mortgage acquisitions, in addition to requiring annual adjustments to the limits to reflect changes in the national average home price.
November 26, 2013 @ 9:01 am
Seattle homes, up 13.8 percent in the past year, have hovered at an average value of $306,000 since the end of August while the average monthly rent ticked up to $1,705, according to Zillow.
November 25, 2013 @ 9:48 am
A new ordinance is believed to be the most stringent in the nation against smoking in homes.
November 22, 2013 @ 7:55 am
Interest rates are expected to climb gradually throughout 2014, possibly reaching 5 percent by year's end. Most areas are expected to remain affordable, though, helping to sustain the national market.
November 21, 2013 @ 6:51 am
Home remodeling projects surged 14 percent in September over year-ago levels, according to BuildFax, which tracks building permits.
November 20, 2013 @ 7:41 am
Despite the challenges, builder confidence held steady in November, with slightly more builders viewing market conditions as "good" rather than "poor," according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
November 20, 2013 @ 7:34 am
The study measured customer satisfaction in four key areas: application/approval process, loan representative, closing, and contact.