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Pumpkin Spice: The Flavor That Rules The Fall
of small indulgence items, like lipstick and latte, according to economists), the housing market was robust, fueling Americans’ nesting instincts as the spicy scent is often cited as spurring......

Fannie Predicts Cheap Rates to Remain
rate drop, Fannie Mae economists didn’t adjust the forecast for total home sales for 2015.  Learn why life doesn't rise or fall with interest rates . “The housing market continues to......

How & Why Pumpkin Spice Rules The Food Industry
of small indulgence items, like lipstick and latte, according to economists), the housing market was robust, fueling Americans’ nesting instincts as the spicy scent is often cited as spurring......

The Millennials, Some Interesting Demographics
formation and homeownership should be picking up.  In terms of the housing market place, millenials currently have a purchase rate roughly comparable to their proportion of the population, but......

The Latest on Consumer Inflation
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10 Expired Tax Provisions That Might Affect You In 2014
event of a default. As part of the efforts to revive the housing market, Congress passed a law allowing for a tax deduction for the cost of PMI for homes (and vacation homes) beginning in 2007......

Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Edge Down
than 4 percent include South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah and Minnesota. Mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures still dropping According to Black Knight’s First Look report, which the company released......

Commercial Real Estate Demand is Holding Steady Despite Overseas Concerns
firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly . Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says commercial activity should progress at a gradual pace heading into 2015......

Should "Legal But Shady" Be a New Regulatory Standard?
in open market operations. Transfer the Fed’s regulatory authority to the FDIC and/or the OCC. Give financial firms total regulatory relief if they convert from a corporate entity to a partnership......

Rayo Vallecano's 'beautiful gesture' towards homeless
Spain suffered the consequences of a housing bubble that burst after the housing market crashed in 2007-2008, while unemployment also soared. Ayuso's story grabbed the attention of the club......

How Staging Is Key to Tackle the Emerging Generational Gap
Decorating Every one is starting to make predictions already for the 2015 housing market. One of our own predictions: 2015 will continue to be a buyer’s market, particularly in certain areas......

Watt: Only Congress Can End GSE Conservatorship
and transition to a new system that brings stability back to the housing market while protecting taxpayers," a spokesperson said in an email. The notion that the FHFA might move forward to......

SFR Securities: Too Much, Too Fast?
distressed sales since 2012 and 7% of current seriously delinquent loans and foreclosures.”...

Money 20/20 - Laughing All The Way to the Un-Bank
a lot about banking today that might surprise you. According to the FDIC and my friends at PayNearMe here are some pretty shocking statistics: 50 million US adults don’t have a bank account......

03:16Housing recovery continues in 2015
The recovery in the housing market has been a catalyst to strength in the market and economic growth. Hollis Greenlaw, CEO of United Development Funding tells TheStreet’s Jill Malandrino this......

Try to grab that log home before the auction
but we'd sure hate to lose it. -- M. Boylin Compare mortgage rates from reputable lenders Dear M., Time is of the essence here. Get your agent back into gear to help you try to scoop up......

Tax hit for raiding retirement to pay mortgage?
will I have to pay a penalty? Thanks, -- Nelson Nickels Review mortgage rates in your area. Dear Nelson, It depends. The 10 percent tax penalty covers early distributions taken from your......

Video: Mortgage rates for Nov. 20, 2014
chief analyst with Bankrate.com, and here is your weekly look at mortgage rates. Mortgage rates drifted lower for a second consecutive week, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate now......

NAR Leadership in the News: Week of November 17, 2014
NAR and the Leadership Team made news this week on a variety of issues, including advocacy, professionalism, the new Code of Excellence, housing market conditions, the FHA, and net neutrality......

NAR Leadership In the News: Week of November 10, 2014
NAR and the Leadership Team made news this week on a variety of issues, including increasing REALTOR® professionalism, expanding mortgage credit, and the News Corp acquisition of Move, operator......