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Freddie Mac: 'Top 100' for Working Moms

Working Mother magazine today named Freddie Mac one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. More


What We Think About Homebuying: Survey Says...

A new survey shows 68% of Americans think it's a good time to buy a home — yet many have misconceptions about getting a mortgage or the downpayment required. More


How Much Will You Bring to Closing?

The average closing costs are $2,539, but they can vary widely depending on where you live. See where your state stacks up. More

Research & Analysis

Bacon vs. Rent: Which is Sizzling?

From December 1999 through June 2014, rents increased 53% on average, while all other goods and services – including bacon – only went up 40%. Find out what rents are doing in your area. More


This Week's Housing Headlines

The Wall Street Journal's post about why renters aren't buying is generating a lot of buzz. Check it out for yourself in this week's headline roundup. More


Why People Rent: Survey Says...

Did you know in a recent survey more than 55% of people gave this reason why they’d rent instead of buy: not enough savings or too much debt. At the bottom of the list? Concern housing prices might fall. More


Good to Knows about REOs

If you're looking to buy a home, you'll likely come across homes for sale referred to as "REO" or "bank-owned." What are these properties and should you consider looking at them? Lets take a look. More


This Week's Housing Headlines

House hunting? Mortgage rates are low and holding steady. Read more in our recap of the week’s housing news. More

Rental Housing

Aging Population Faces Housing Shortage

The U.S. is unprepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, concludes a new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation. More


Home Searches Made Easier

Home searching just got easier with's Home Search Account. Register today. More



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