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Following rise in rates, refinance activity slows, at least for now

The refinance market may be cooling as interest rates rise, but it won’t disappear, thanks to cash-out refi activity.

February 15, 2017 | Susanna Kim

Is it really better to list a home in the spring?

Winter sellers don’t need to feel like they’re walking on thin ice, according data that shows winter may be a good time to list.

January 11, 2017 | Susanna Kim

2017 growth to remain flat despite improved economic confidence

While some measures may lead to improved confidence, Fannie Mae’s economic outlook remains conservative.

January 6, 2017 | Susanna Kim

Lenders an important source for homebuying, down payment advice

The median down payment for first-time buyers is significantly lower than what many perceive.

December 19, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Existing-home sales highest in nearly a decade

Pent-up demand and first-time buyers contributed to continued strong sales of existing homes during October.

December 16, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Home prices rose this year in every state except these two

Home prices continue to increase, doubling home-equity wealth over the last five years to $13 trillion, according to CoreLogic.

December 14, 2016 | Susanna Kim

10 cities with things kids (and their families) like

Zillow rated these cities the top 10 for their “family-friendly” amenities.

December 2, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Two states where housing inventory is actually increasing

Though the U.S. has been tackling a low housing supply, there were bright spots over the past year when it comes to inventory.

November 14, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Kansas City tiny homes being built by vets for vets

A group of vets acted when they saw a gap in housing and services for fellow servicemen.

November 11, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Many teachers, other school workers, can’t afford to live where they work

A recent report highlights the struggle that U.S. teachers and school workers face when it comes to affordable housing.

November 2, 2016 | Susanna Kim

Kitchen remodeling fads come and go, but the need for financing holds steady

An experienced kitchen remodeler shares his opinions on the top kitchen trends of 2016.

October 26, 2016 | Susanna Kim