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BofA Finds More Merit in Mortgage Complaints

Bank of America has found merit in its customers' mortgage-related complaints at a higher rate than its peers, data released Thursday by a federal regulator shows.

Snapping Up Homes on Dubious Deeds

Scavenging the remnants of South Florida's housing crisis, a partnership called Presscott Rosche appeared to gobble up almost three dozen foreclosed homes in Miami-Dade County last year.

New Home Sales in February Beat Estimates

February sales of new single-family homes reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000, according to estimates released today by the Census Bureau and HUD.

Home Prices on the Rise: Case-Shiller

U.S. home prices rose in the 12 months ending in January 2013, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report released today.

Sandy Knocks NJ Home Values Down by $45,000

New Jersey homes damaged by superstorm Sandy lost an average of nearly $45,000 of value, wiping away nearly $1 billion of property wealth and raising the prospect that the burden for shouldering local tax levies may be shifted to residents whose homes weren't directly damaged.

Credit Score Need a Tweak? Here's How

A credit score is either a blessing or a curse cast down upon you by a soulless computer. So let's look at ways to goose it higher.

4 Myths That Can Hurt Underwater Homeowners

Home values are going up, and many struggling homeowners are gaining equity in their property. But nearly 14 million U.S. homeowners remain underwater -- with mortgages worth more than their homes.

Real Estate Apps Help You Find, Buy a Home

Here's a list of some of the more popular house-hunting apps, along with their pros and cons.

Banks Still Gumming Up Fla. Foreclosure Cases

Banks are the biggest barriers to speeding the foreclosure process in Florida because they let cases linger in the courts and continue to present flawed documents, the state courts administrator told a Senate subcommittee this week.

Underwater Homeowner Plan to get Hearing in North Las Vegas

A company with a unique but controversial approach to help underwater homeowners refinance their mortgages using eminent domain will pitch the North Las Vegas City Council on the plan Wednesday evening.

Mortgage Settlement to Bring Average of $75,949 to Floridians

The historic settlement involving the nation's five largest mortgage lenders has so far helped nearly 102,000 struggling Florida homeowners for an average $75,949 in relief, according to a new report.

Single-family Home Sales Up 22 Percent in January

National sales of new single-family houses reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 437,000 in January, according to a joint report released today by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

High-end Home Construction Returning to Minneapolis

For the first time in years, in another signal that the housing recovery is working its way to the luxury end of the market, million-dollar homes are coming back to Woodbury in a big way.

New Rules to Govern Illinois Foreclosures

The Illinois Supreme Court is expected on Friday to announce new rules governing mortgage foreclosures that will require lenders to prove to judges that they have exhausted all efforts to help a borrower before seeking a foreclosure judgment against the homeowner.

Ohio Homeowners Receive $280 Million in Help

Ohio homeowners have received $280 million worth of help with their mortgages through a national settlement struck last year with five banks.

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