The inventory of resale and pre-build homes is not expected to recover until summer or fall.
At the peak of the real estate crisis, more than 15 million homeowners owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth.
One legend has it that some European nuns, desperate for additional land in the 1700s, buried statues on their property in order to get the attention of the Big Agent in the Sky.
The church-going crowd also influence the timing of open houses.
San Francisco buyers need 72 percent of their median income to afford a home.
Most of the adults surveyed said they end up learning about closing costs from their real estate agent or by doing their own research.
Agent Finder includes sales, current listings and reviews for the past 12 months.
A new survey by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that two-thirds of builders said their greatest concern for 2015 is the availability of labor.
Washington has specific timelines in which creditors and reporting agencies must act on credit challenges.
Seattle, New York and San Jose are among the cities where combined rent growth far exceeds wages, according to the survey.
Travel costs can be applied to the purchase contract if the customer decides to buy.
"The early spring weather has brought a bumper crop of buyers to a market experiencing a drought of listings."
When homeowners pay off their FHA-insured loan within five years, a portion of the mortgage insurance upfront premium is returned.
Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission's national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year.