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Credit Availability: Trends, Issues, and Implications for First-time Homebuyers

In this video, Dr. Laurie Goodman, the Center Director for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, shares her data-driven analysis …

U.S. existing home sales in October rise to highest level of 2014

Here come the home buyers.<p>Sales of previously owned homes climbed to their highest level in more than a year last month, as the unsteady housing recovery showed signs of stabilizing.<p>Existing U.S. home sales rose 2.5% from October 2013, the first 12-month increase in a year, the National Assn. of …

Sales of new single-family homes rise 6.4% in April

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sales of new single-family homes rose 6.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 last month, led by the South …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Downsizing home size, but not home value

Empty nesters Scott and Caroline Bratton recently downsized their home, moving into a new, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom, one-floor, …

Obamacare’s 7 Million Milestone

ObamaCare

Envying the U.S. mortgage system?

Moscow officials hoping to boost the Russian housing market have been visiting the United States for more than a year to learn how the American mortgage machine works.<p>That would be the machine that blew a gasket in 2007, causing a housing market crash that led to a financial crisis that then …

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Social Media

Three Lessons On Social Enterprise From Jay Z

I have always loved hip-hop for, among other things, its long lineage of communicating a message. In its best form, music is art and art is social commentary; it speaks to us about what is currently relevant, it challenges public opinion, and makes us question our personal worldviews. So last …

Alibaba invests $215m in US chat app Tango

<b>Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested $215m (£130m) in US-based free mobile messaging service Tango.</b><p>Tango has 200 million users and the deal is expected to help Alibaba strengthen its presence in the sector.<p>Mobile messaging services have seen robust growth in recent years with many leading …

Apps

Existing-home sales slowest since July 2012

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Hurt by rising mortgage rates and prices, the sales pace of existing homes continued to slide last month, hitting the …