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'FHA,' 'Home Loan' Lead Spike in Google Real Estate-Related Searches, NAR Study Shows

Think real estate is a boring topic? Not according to Google! (And us, obviously). According to a new study from the National Association of Realtors, real estate-related searches on Google have skyrocketed 253 percent over the past four years. Apparently, this hike in real estate interest can be attributed to a surge... Continue Reading »

Negative Equity: Options If You're Upside Down in Your Mortgage

More Americans find themselves in a position of negative equity -- owing more on a mortgage than the home is currently worth. By itself, negative equity isn't necessarily trouble. Those who can afford their monthly mortgage payments and have a safe loan structure can wait out the market until home values improve. For... Continue Reading »

Short Refinance: Is It an Option For You? SPONSORSHIP

Homeowners, who are slipping on their mortgage payments and unable to change their financial position, may feel like they are in a dead-end spiral and have no option but to walk away or resort to a short sale. But brokers say that it is possible for underwater homeowners with adjustable-rate mortgages to obtain something... Continue Reading »

Changes in Store for FHA-Backed Loans, Says Commissioner

The Federal Housing Administration has become a lifeline for the flagging housing market. Nearly half of all first-time buyers looked to the agency for home loans in the second quarter of last year. With that kind of demand, is the FHA becoming a risk for the U.S. taxpayers who back it? And what's the best way to address... Continue Reading »

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