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    New Short Sale Guidelines Coming Soon

    The new guidelines, going into effect Nov. 1, are designed to streamline the process and include some homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments.

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    Romney’s Stance on Housing: ‘Let It Run Its Course’

    The GOP presidential nominee has said little about his views on housing, except that when it comes to foreclosures, the government should butt out.

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    Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Underwater’ to Newest Edition of Collegiate Dictionary

    It may not be as sexy a term as “earworm” or, well, “sexting,” but the addition of “underwater” speaks volumes about the impact of the financial crisis.

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    How Will Fracking Affect Your Property Value (and Mortgage)?

    Homeowners and landowners living in fracking hotspots should know how a gas lease can impact their property value — and their mortgage.

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    Rents Rise as More Americans Flock Back Into Cities

    New population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that most of America’s big cities are suddenly growing faster than their outlying suburbs.

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    Latest Home Trend? House Sizes No Longer Decreasing

    It may not be a return to the McMansion-sized homes of the 1980s and early ’90s, but the latest survey from American Institute of Architects (AIA) shows a reversal in the six-year trend of smaller home sizes.

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    Big Debate: Would U.S. Economy Be Helped by Inflation to Boost Housing Values?

    Bring on inflation? The debate was escalated in April when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rejected economist Paul Krugman’s suggestion that regulating 3-to-4-percent higher rates of […]

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    Renting Trends in Urban Apartments

    Renting is no longer seen as a temporary phase before buying a home, but as a long-term lifestyle choice that supports a full, urban experience.