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More Groups Urge FHA To Lower Premiums

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:00

A group of 18 senators, along with the nation's bankers and trade organizations — including NAR — say the FHA has made its loans...

Home Buying Gets Cheaper This Week

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

Despite the traditionally slow time of year, smart buyers might jump into the market as they see the lowest 30-year fixed-rate mortage rates in...

Fannie: Brighter Days Ahead in Housing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

“The housing market is likely to continue its gradual climb upward next year after a subpar 2014,” says Fannie Mae’s chief...

Rents Surge to Highest Pace in 6 Years

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

It's bad news for renters but good for investors: Landlords are rapidly raising their rents. 

Military Foreclosure Protections Extended

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

Foreclosure protection for active-duty military has been extended through the end of 2015.

CREA Wins Rights to .MLS Domain with NAR Support

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Canadian Real Estate Association, with support from the National Association of REALTORS®, has secured the rights to the .MLS Internet top...

.MLS Domain to Expand Internet Real Estate

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Canadian Real Estate Association, with support from the National Association of REALTORS®, has secured the rights to the .MLS Internet top...

City Offers to Lower Millennials' Student Debt

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

Can a smaller city in the chilly Northeast retain and grow its millennial population by offering to chip in on student loan debt? So far, Niagara...

New Move Inc. CEO Named

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

News Corp, which acquired Move Inc. last month, announced that Ryan O'Hara, former president of The Madison Square Garden Company and The...

Senate Approves Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who did a short sale this year are one step closer to tax relief, as the bill heads to President Barack Obama for final approval.

FHA’s HAWK Program Nixed

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Administration's pilot program, designed to extend credit to underserved borrowers and help unlock savings on FHA-insured...

More Home Buyers Lying on Loan Docs

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

For the third consecutive year, mortgage fraud is on the rise as more loan applications are found to contain misrepresentations.

As Millennials Wait, Housing Bets on Boomers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

While younger people increasingly delay home ownership, baby boomers are stepping in to fill the void. 

Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 5-Year Low

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00

The number of first mortgages at least 90 days past due continues to fall.

Help Your Buyers Reduce Closing Costs

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Many factors can increase the closing costs buyers face — but they can control some of them. Give your buyer clients more money at the table...

New-Home Market on Slow Route to Recovery

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Construction in the new-home market fell last month, but analysts describe it more as a temporary blip after several months of increases rather...

Agents Still Rely on Print Marketing

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Even though print marketing isn’t returning the same sales lead success as online promotions, real estate pros say they’re not giving...

Loan Apps Drop Again, Despite Low Rates

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

The season's slow momentum is hard to fight: Even as mortgage rates fell to their lowest level since May 2013, applications dropped 3.3...

Report: Fannie, Freddie's Role Is Shrinking

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

With the private sector increasing its involvement, GSEs Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are likely to guarantee fewer and fewer loans over the next...

Coming Soon: The Laptop-Powered Home?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

IBM researchers have found that discarded laptop batteries still pack enough power to light up many homes. Where will this green technology...

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