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3 Ways Lenders May Mislead Borrowers

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:00

Help your clients be on the lookout for how lenders may sometimes lie to borrowers. 

CFPB Looks to Expand ‘Rural’ Designated Areas

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it is launching a new application process that could add more “rural” areas...

Surprising Tax Credits for Home Owners

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

Make sure your clients know about tax credits available to those who made upgrades to their homes' energy-efficiency in 2015.

Closing Delays Continue Under New Rules

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

More than 75 percent of banks say loan closings have been delayed due to new mortgage rules that took effect last fall, with delays ranging from...

Low Mortgage Rates May Be Losing Pull

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage applications are down again. However, this may be because the number of home owners who haven't already refinanced is dwindling,...

Meet the New Single-Family Rental Giant

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

Under a new merger, American Homes 4 Rent says it will be the largest publicly traded owner and operator of single-family rental homes in the...

Which Celebrity Client Would You Want Most?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

A new poll reveals the real estate industry’s favorite wannabe celebrity real estate clients. 

Single Females Are a Growing Market Force

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00

This growing group makes up the second largest segment of home buyers this year. 

States Where Home Owners are Most Satisfied

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

Wisconsin, Georgia, and Idaho residents boast the highest levels of housing satisfaction, according to a new Gallup Poll. Find out how your state...

Home Loan Caps Could Go Away for Veterans

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

An effort is gaining ground to let veterans using federally backed, zero-down financing buy their home without having to worry about loan caps.

This is the Hottest Color in Home Decor

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

“We were beiged out,” says the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Find out what popular neutral is about to end the era...

The Main Motivators Pushing Home Buyers

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

Find out what home buyers have to say about housing affordability, mortgage rates, rental costs, and competition.

Sales Contracts Slow in January

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

Pending home sales cooled in January due to limited number of homes for sale and weather-related reasons, reports NAR.

Wells Fargo Program Offers Down Payment Aid

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

Learn more about the program that may help home buyers in your area. 

The States With Most Satisfied Home Owners

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 00:00

Wisconsin, Georgia, and Idaho residents boast the highest levels of housing satisfaction, according to a new Gallup Poll. Find out how your state...

The Oscar for Best Home Feature Goes To...

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

Realtor.com® looks at which home features are considered winners in the eyes of your buyers.

Expect a Strong Spring Housing Market

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

Here are some reasons why the spring buying season is looking solid.

Minority Home Ownership Rates Are Rising

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

Will the coming decades see rapid growth in minority households? The latest data points to "yes." 

Commercial Sector to Face Tighter Availability

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

Vacancies are continuing to drop and rising rents are boosting cash flows, according to NAR's Commercial Real Estate Outlook. 

How to Stage Like a Model: Secrets Revealed

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 00:00

Model homes are showpieces in new-home construction. Learn some staging tips you can take from model homes and apply to your own staging.

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