US 30-year mortgage rate falls to record 3.78 percent

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The average U.S. rate for the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to a record low for a fourth straight week. Great news! read more

Five things stagers don’t want to see anymore

Ask these questions when hiring a stager. read more

Homefix: You cannot sell a house with uneven stairs

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The height of each step is extremely important in preventing tripping and falling. Read this article if you suspect… read more

Home seller pitfalls to avoid

Do your home’s features justify your asking price? read more

FHA to hike premiums on mortgages

In an effort to bolster its capital reserves, the F.H.A. is planning to hike insurance premiums it charges borrowers. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_realestate/~3/Vli5joaX_4k/index.htm

Why the settlement is a fair deal

Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gives his opinion: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_realestate/~3/8tUIf3RbsS8/index.htm

Underwater owners get promise of help

If you have a mortgage bigger than your home’s value, you may soon be able to refinance at a lower rate. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_realestate/~3/T9DA996jSQg/index.htm

Republican Senator gives up dream home in short sale

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee has experienced the housing bust first-hand after short selling his dream home. http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20662514/republican-senator-gives-up-dream-home-short-sale?source=rss

Court approves $26 billion foreclosure settlement

A federal judge approved the $26 billion settlement deal reached between the nation’s five largest mortgage lenders. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_realestate/~3/cm6QffxSB3g/index.htm

Rising rents, healthier job market help market for new homes

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It’s been a long time since the market for new homes has looked this good- with rising rents and a healthier job mar… http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20416459/new-home-construction-pick-up-soon-report-suggests?source=rss