Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief to California’s wildfire victims



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored entities that finance the majority of mortgages in the U.S., have announced relief for homeowners affected by the record-breaking wildfires currently affecting California. The two GSEs said borrowers living in disaster zones that have been officially declared as such by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be […]

Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock’s homes go on sale



Two properties that formerly belonged to Mandalay Bay hotel shooter Stephen Paddock are to be sold, with all the proceeds of the sales going to his victims, reports say.

HGTV buys Brady Bunch home following intense bidding war



Popular home design and improvement channel HGTV has snapped up the iconic home used as the main setting for the classic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch”,

The proportion of renters has grown significantly in every major U.S. city since 2006



Every single one of the U.S.’s 50 largest cities now has more renters than it did 10 years ago, according to a new Zillow analysis. The real estate listings

Home buying ranked as “most stressful” event in people’s lives



Most people are aware that buying a home is a confusing and complicated process, but a new survey from Homes.com shows that for many of us, it’s also the most stressful experience we’ll ever go through. Homes.com’s survey of 2,000 consumers found that 40 percent of Americans saying buying a new home is the “most […]

The Pros and Cons of Houseboat Living



Considering the high cost of purchasing a traditional home, some people choose living on houseboats. You might want to consider this yourself but don’t jump

Freddie Mac unveils new program to keep rents affordable for low income families



The mortgage giant said the new Mezzanine Loan

Lawrence Yun says a new housing crash is unlikely to happen soon



Numerous experts in the last few months have warned that real estate is facing the prospect of a major slowdown in home sales, or even a crash, due to rising prices and reduced buyer demand.

Zillow expands its business as it acquires Mortgage Lenders of America



Zillow is getting into the mortgage game as it bids to own more of the home buying process. The company has just acquired Mortgage Lenders of America to fuel its new bid,

Airbnb offers an olive branch to the multifamily industry



The disruptive hospitality service company Airbnb, which focuses on short term rentals, says its working with the multifamily housing industry to ensure the long-term future

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