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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...

Are Builders Too Confident?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

"Home builders are smiling like it is the 2005 boom. They are building like it is the 2008 bust," reports The Wall Street Journal.

Determine Whether You're a Team Player

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

Look at your brand, brokerage, and goals to determine whether a team model is right for you.

Americans Are 40% Poorer Today

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

The net worth of American families has plunged 40 percent since 2007, right before the financial crisis struck, according to the Pew Research...

10 Priciest Markets for Renters

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

In these 10 cities, renters can expect to face some of the steepest rental costs in the country.

Lenders Eased Standards in November

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage availability rose last month, showing signs that the credit box is gradually opening for borrowers — but not all banks are opening...

8 Things People Say Their Homes Don't Have

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00

The majority of Americans say they are living in less-than-ideal housing and neighborhoods, according to a new report identifying the top unmet...

Winter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

Why sellers shouldn’t hibernate in the winter: A new study finds that colder months often offer the best chances to sell in the quickest...

NYT: Blame Banks, Not Borrowers

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:00

The New York Times editorial board said the idea that borrowers brought foreclosure on themselves ignores evidence to the contrary. They also...

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