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Mortgage Rates Ease From Yearly High

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages this week reversed course and dropped from last week’s highest average for the year.

Fannie: Economy to Strengthen in Second Half

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

Economic activity is expected to accelerate in the second half of the year, and the housing market is part of what's behind that growth,...

Jumbo Mortgage Market Inflates

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

The volume of jumbo mortgages reached an estimated $160 billion in the first six months of 2015 – 36 percent higher than a year ago.

5 Ways To Improve Curb Appeal

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

These are easy ways to add value and make a home's exterior attractive to potential buyers.

Home Prices Reach an All-Time High

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

"Buyers have come back in force, leading to the strongest past two months in sales since early 2007," according to NAR's latest...

Millennials Face Competition in Rental Rush

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

As the demand for rentals soars among the baby boomer generation, millennials are finding new competition in the race for limited supplies....

More Buyers Take Advantage of FHA Loans

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

Sales to buyers using Federal Housing Administration loans rose to a two-year high in the second quarter.

Loan Demand to Boom into 2016, MBA Says

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

The Mortgage Bankers Association has significantly revised its forecast over mortgage originations for home purchases.

Home Renovation Makes Pre-Recession Gains

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

A high number of home renovation firms are reporting that 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits are at or above pre-recession levels.

Clients Value Walkable Neighborhoods

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

New reports suggest that walkability is not only important to buyers, it also raises home values.

$725M for Largest Ranch in U.S.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in Texas spans 798 square miles and more than six counties.

Are You Asking Clients This Question?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

If you want to have a bigger impact on your clients, you have to know why they're making a move. Asking about bedroom count, square footage,...

Trend Shows Why Mobile Marketing Is Key

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

"Mobile Internet usage is growing faster than Internet usage in general," according to a new report on consumer behavior.

Why Isn't the Condo Market Rebounding?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

While construction of single-family homes and multifamily rentals is on the rebound, condo construction has sunk to new lows. 

Loan Demand Barely Budges

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage application volume held mostly steady last week, but a notable change is occurring with the average loan size, the Mortgage Bankers...

TRID Start Date Bumped to Oct. 3

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

The real estate industry announces support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's move to push back the implementation of new mortgage...

To Buyers, Mortgage Rates May Be Overrated

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Changes in down payment requirements have more influence over home buyers' willingness to buy than changes in mortgage rates, shows a new...

Top Housing Markets for First-Time Buyers

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

Find out which cities hold some of the best deals for first-time home buyers.

NYC Sheds Some Secrecy in Luxury Real Estate

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

New disclosure rules set out to remove a "veil of secrecy" that has surrounded luxury real estate sales in New York City.

Land Costs Have Skyrocketed Over 40 Years

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

The biggest growth in land prices has mostly centered in western and eastern states within the last four decades. 

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