Gray is here to stay, avocado making a comeback
January 29, 2015 8:28 am
"Chocolate brown is the new black and gray is the new beige"
Raffling off a home captures non-profits, dreamers
Tom Kelly | January 28, 2015 8:27 am
The raffle concept usually is more acceptable to state officials when a non-profit is involved.
Home Sweet Home - in 84 square feet
Tom Kelly | January 26, 2015 8:13 am
The small home movement isn't just for those who want to live off the grid.
Medina home tops local sales chart at $11.3 million
Tom Kelly | January 23, 2015 7:37 am
Last year's completed sales included 66,716 single family homes (about 86 percent of the total) and 10,560 condominiums.
Borrowers pick lower down payments over lower rates
Tom Kelly | January 21, 2015 8:17 am
Researchers found that low down-payment requirements had a larger influence on how much people were willing to pay for a home, especially among lower-income and credit-constrained borrowers.
Mortgage protection: Another great service lured scammers
January 20, 2015 8:06 am
When mortgage protection is offered as a result of a new loan, the coverage often is easier to obtain compared to a homeowner seeking disability insurance on his own.
Everybody's talkin' Hawks. . . and lowest rates in 18 months
Tom Kelly | January 19, 2015 9:34 am
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent late last week, the lowest weekly average since May 23, 2013.
Mortgage life insurance easily confused with other products
Tom Kelly | January 15, 2015 8:56 am
Mortgage insurance is offered in a variety of forms for different services and needs.
MIP cut benefits first-time, last-time buyers
Tom Kelly | January 14, 2015 7:54 amThe reduction will also help aging baby boomers to sell their homes to first-time buyers with more attractive mortgage terms.
Ten percent of all mortgaged homes still 'underwater'
Tom Kelly | January 12, 2015 9:06 am
If home prices rose by 5 percent more-which is largely predicted to happen this year-an additional one million homeowners now in negative equity would also move into positive territory.
Holiday home sales brisk, MLS figures show
January 08, 2015 10:14 am
"Buyers barely slowed down long enough to take a break for Christmas," said OB Jacobi, Windermere Real Estate president.
Two dozen income red flags for home loan applicants
January 07, 2015 8:49 am
In the spirit of making New Year's lists, here are two dozen red flags that can go up with lenders when borrowers list certain revenue streams on a mortgage application.
When a seller wants the kitchen sink - and the kitchen
January 05, 2015 12:26 pm
"When a seller starts keeping things that should stay with the house, I guarantee that the contract negotiations will be painful."
10 reasons for a bright real estate forecast in 2015
January 02, 2015 10:00 amNew programs are popping up to help more buyers break into home ownership with lower down payments.
Story of the Year: Rates remained low, bolstering housing
December 28, 2014 9:46 am
Imagine what the climb would be like if 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ranged from 6.0 to 6.5 percent rather than 4.0 to 4.5 percent?