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Infographic: The Incredible 203k Renovation Loan By RealtyTrac Staff June 27, 2013 Buyers and homeowners looking to include renovation costs in a purchase or refinance loan can do so with as little as 3.5 percent down for up to 110 percent of the property's after-repair value. Underwater Borrowers Beware: Mortgage Interest Rates are Rising By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 20, 2013 Mortgage interest rates are rising. For the sixth consecutive week, interest rates have ticked upward, according to Freddie Mac. Video Analysis: Bank Repossessions Jump 11 Percent, Foreclosure Starts Up 4 Percent in May By Joel Cone, Staff Writer June 18, 2013 U.S. bank repossessions jumped 11 percent from the previous month in May, the first monthly increase since November 2012, while foreclosure starts increased 4 percent from the previous month. The Real Reason Mortgage Rates Are Rising By Peter Miller, Contributor June 14, 2013 For the past year both home prices and real estate sales have been rising but now we've hit a bump that could change the entire marketplace: Mortgage rates are soaring. The ‘Inventory Shortage’ Myth By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 12, 2013 When it comes to housing data something just doesn’t add up. Drones Move from the War Zone to the Real Estate Front By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 11, 2013 Small, remote-controlled drone helicopters with high-definition still and motion picture cameras could soon become the latest must-have photo accessory for real estate brokers who want aerial photography for their listings. Detroit Leads Nation in Available Fixer Properties By Joel Cone, Staff Writer June 10, 2013 ABC 7 Action News reports Detroit topped RealtyTrac's list of 15 cities where fixer-upper properties still offer bargain deals for investors. RealtyTrac VP Discusses Nationwide Analysis of Fixer Bargains By Joel Cone, Staff Writer June 7, 2013 Homebuyers and real estate investors who are willing to purchase a home in need of repair may find less competition and thus be able to buy at a lower price point in some markets around the country. FHA Could Lose $115 Billion By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer June 5, 2013 A previously undisclosed stress test has revealed the Federal Housing Administration’s projected losses on defaulted loans could reach as high as $115 billion over 30 years, according to the Wall Street Journal. 7 Tips for Finding, Financing and Fixing Beat-Up Foreclosures By Octavio Nuiry, RealtyTrac Staff Writer June 4, 2013 Rehabbing fixer-upper foreclosures takes some skill, some experience and some money, but it’s a lot easier than you think. Here are seven tips from fixer-upper experts to get you started. Print Email

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