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A short strange trip through a small, strange place

11:13 PM, Nov 20, 2013

The first thing you notice about Eagle Lake, if you notice it at all, is the sound of traffic. Like the cars, most people zip past the town's strangest feature -- a stretch of Highway 17 in Polk County where the traffic median is in itself home.

City admits error in demolishing historic homes

11:06 PM, Oct 21, 2013

You see the hearts throughout Springfield - painted on historic homes in foreclosure, or structures threatened with demolition.

FCN Cribs presents an exquisite ocean front home

10:23 PM, Apr 22, 2013

FCN Cribs is back after popular demand and First Coast News Sports Anchor starts at a beach house in Atlantic Beach. 

One of the most stunning homes on the First Coast

10:18 PM, Apr 22, 2013

The more than 6,600 square foot mansion is on one of the highest dunes in Atlantic Beach actually a lot and a half.

Check out more FCN cribs

11:19 PM, Feb 13, 2013

Check out these beautiful dream homes located in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, including Ponte Vedra and Queens Harbour.

Mortgage interest trimmed?

6:22 AM, Nov 29, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As Congress looks for new revenue to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, what was once considered a popular off-limits tax break is now getting a second look.

Consumer finance agency sets mortgage protections

6:04 AM, Aug 10, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's new consumer lending watchdog is proposing new rules aimed at protecting homeowners from unexpected costs and shoddy service by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments.

Citigroup tries another housing tack: own to rent

5:44 AM, Aug 9, 2012

UNDATED (AP) - Citigroup will try something new to keep struggling homeowners out of foreclosure: turn them into renters.

More US homes entered foreclosure process in July

5:11 AM, Aug 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New data show more U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions.

Helping low-income homebuyers find homes

6:29 AM, Jul 27, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Looking to buy a home?

Home prices up in Jacksonville

10:46 AM, Jul 13, 2012

JACKSONVILLE - There's better news when it comes to homes sales in the Jacksonville area.

30-year mortgage rate drops to record 3.56 percent

6:32 AM, Jul 13, 2012

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market.

Prospective Jacksonville homebuyers could get help with NeighborhoodLIFT

6:02 PM, Jul 5, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Families who want to buy a home but can't afford a down payment may be able to get some help from the NeighborhoodLIFT program, which will offer a total of $7 million in homebuyer support programs and down payment assistance grants.

Strong Housing Numbers, Still Slow Recovery

6:44 AM, Jun 28, 2012

CNBC - The number of home buyers signing contracts to buy existing homes jumped nearly six percent in May to the highest level since April of 2010, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

Fannie Mae insider takes top job with lower pay

6:14 AM, Jun 7, 2012

WASHINGTON - Timothy Mayopoulos, Fannie Mae's general counsel and chief administrative officer, will become the mortgage giant's new chief executive, sources close to the matter confirm. Mayopoulos, 53, has been with Fannie Mae since 2009, after being replaced at Bank of America  by Brian Moynihan, who later became CEO.

Jobs report signals more trouble for housing

6:05 AM, Jun 5, 2012

WASHINGTON - The weaker than expected jobs report doesn't bode well for the overall economy, but for housing it is far more foreboding. From construction, to local economies, even to age segments, the numbers are going in the wrong direction.

New study: WalMart raises home prices

5:21 AM, May 31, 2012

When Walmart comes to town, opponents often worry the big box store could lower home values.   But new research suggests new Walmart stores may actually drive home prices up.

Home Prices Hit Lows, But 'We See Signs of Hope'

6:14 AM, May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON - All three "headline composites" of the latest and widely watched S&P/Case Shiller home price indices ended the first quarter of 2012 at new post-crisis lows.

US sales of new homes rose 3.3 percent in April

5:11 AM, May 25, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought more new homes last month, the latest evidence that the U.S. housing market could be starting to recover.

Caution: Beware of Heat in Distressed Housing

6:04 AM, May 22, 2012

CNBC- As real estate investors rush to buy distressed properties and reap the rewards of a still-heating rental market, two distinct phenomena are suggesting caution, perhaps extreme caution.