Facebook is rolling out a new search feature starting this week that aims to make it easier to find people, places, and photos on its site of 1.1 billion users. 

The new social search tool is called “Graph Search,” created to help you find more information about your “social circles,” the Associated Press explains. “Graph Search lets you find


An industry index that reveals the number of housing markets listed as “improved” dropped from 263 metros in June to 255 this month. Still, the list reflects more than triple the number of metros that were in it last year at this time, according to the National Association of Home Builders and First American Improving Markets Index. 



Fifty-seven percent of Americans believe home prices will increase within the next year, an all-time high for Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey, which was created in 2010. Meanwhile, 7 percent of those surveyed say they believe home prices will drop.

The majority of Americans — also 57 percent — believe that mortgage rates will increase as


At 31 percent, Gen X comprises the largest group of recent home buyers, according to NAR's Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report released today. Gen Xers were followed in numbers by Gen Y buyers (28 percent), and then younger Baby Boomers (18 percent), older Baby Boomers (14 percent), and the Silent Generation (10 percent). The


Mortgage delinquencies posted their largest year-to-date drop since 2002, Lender Processing Services reports. Delinquencies fell 15 percent during the end of December 2012 to May 2013. 

New problem loan rates are approaching the pre-crisis average, says Herb Blecher, LPS Applied Analytics senior vice president. 

"Though they are still

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