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Lending Giant Settles Maternity Suit

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:00

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will pay $5 million to settle allegations that they discriminated against potential borrowers who were pregnant or on...

Female Entrepreneurs Lead U.S. Business Growth

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Women are leading the growth of the real estate industry, opening more than 200,000 brokerages since 2002. Find out in which states and cities...

3 Industry Trends to Watch This Fall

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

The housing market is expected to heat up this fall, despite buyers showing greater signs of being cautious in their home purchases.

30-Year Mortgage Falls Back to Yearly Lows

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Should your clients be locking in rates? Borrowing costs are down once again this week, giving home buyers another opportunity to snag some of the...

Builders: Tight Credit Caused 18,700 Lost Sales

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

"We’ve seen banks and regulators swing the pendulum too far and create an environment where lending standards are too restrictive,...

Ski Homes: The Next Big Thing in Luxury

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

Luxury ski homes have seen prices rise by nearly 6 percent over the last year, as they’re increasingly being courted by the wealthy’s...

Don’t Talk to Your Phone and Drive, Study Says

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00

The iPhone’s Siri is taking a lot of heat in a new study by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety that suggests the voice assistants...

Think Again: You're Not Good at Multitasking

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

You might want to rethink texting while trying to hold a conversation. A growing number of studies show multitasking makes you less productive and...

Northeast Owners Pay Highest Property Taxes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

New Jersey once again topped the nation with the priciest median real estate tax bill at $7,331. Find out where your state’s property taxes...

Home Owners are Tapping Into Equity, Again

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

As home owners gain confidence in the housing recovery – and notably, obtain more equity – they are turning to home equity lines of...

Office Sector Soars to Post-Recession High

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

Construction of office space is booming again as more markets see job growth, rising rents, and falling vacancies.

Seller’s iPhone 6 House Swap Tactic Pays Off

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

A Detroit man’s unusual offer to swap his three-bedroom home in exchange for an iPhone 6 went viral this week, and his real estate agent...

Are Your Tweets Generating Business?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00

Twitter recently started to provide analytics data to its users. Are you taking advantage?

Americans' Attitudes Improve on Housing

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Consumers are showing greater optimism toward real estate, which, along with a more positive employment outlook, suggests the housing recovery...

Why the West is Key to Every Market

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Western regions are “the canary in the coal mine,” setting the bar for where the rest of the nation’s markets may be heading,...

3 Real Estate Franchises Recognized

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Three real estate giants found themselves listed among the nation’s overall franchise heavyweights in Franchise Times’ Top 200....

Fair Swap: A Home for an iPhone 6?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

A Detroit home owner is so desperate to get his hands on a new iPhone 6 that he says he’s offering to trade his two-story home for one.

Latest Rate Drops Lift Loan Demand

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications were on the move last week, as a temporary dip in borrowing costs helped boost refinance and home purchase activity.

Spot the Team of Your Dreams

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00

Great teams don't just happen. Make sure the team you join has these six traits to keep performing at the top of your game.

Why Prospects of Condo Comeback Are High

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00

Sales have been on a roller coaster ride in recent years, as the recession hit the sector hard. But is the country ready for a condo revival?