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CFPB Launches ‘Know Before You Owe’ Tool Kit

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debuted a new tool kit this week that home buyers can leverage to become smarter mortgage shoppers. The...

Loan Demand Is on the Upswing for Spring

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings continue to post a strong rebound, despite some volatility in interest rates. 

Do Internet Buyers Think They’re Too Smart?

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Many home buyers and sellers scour the Internet for real estate information, but could all that searching over the Web make them overconfident? A...

In SF, A Total Dive Hits $411K Over the Ask

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

How crazy is inventory in your market? Probably not crazy enough to bring in a price more than 50% above the listing. But we can dream, right?

Midwest, West Lead Pending Home Sales

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

Pending home sales in February surged to the highest level since June 2013, led by significant gains in contract signings in the Midwest and West...

Don't Ignore Boomerang Buyers

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

The housing market is ignoring the largest pool of prospects, says one housing analyst. 

Grandma's Staged Home Photos Go Viral

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

An 86-year-old Davenport, Fla., grandmother has become an Internet star after posing in some photos of her home for-sale.

Why Apply for the Good Neighbor Awards?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

The Good Neighbor Awards recognizes REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact on the community by volunteering, but it also has many benefits...

30% of Millennials Plan to Buy in 5 Years

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

The millennial generation is breaking out into the housing market. 

Is Your Smartphone Making You Narcissistic?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00

You likely rely on your smartphone to stay connected to your business, but if you're addicted, it may be showing through your personality,...

Hispanic Home Ownership Rate Stalls

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

"The Hispanic population is now widely recognized as the key driver for growth in the overall housing sector," according to a new report...

What’s Holding Potential Sellers Back?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Existing-home sales are up nearly 5 percent from last year, but sales would be much higher if it wasn't for the negative equity overhang,...

Remodeling Craze: More Owners Plot Projects

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

Find out what's topping owners' to-do list as they look to spruce up their properties. 

Foreclosed Owners Find Way to 'Free' Home?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

A legal quirk in some states is allowing some defaulting home owners to escape foreclosure and never make another mortgage payment again. Lenders...

HUD Announces New FHA Chief

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00

HUD senior adviser Edward Golding will take the helm of the Federal Housing Administration, and lead the agency as it continues to strive to open...

Trick Yourself Into Meeting Deadlines

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00

If you find yourself procrastinating, a few simple tweaks to your routine may help keep you on track.

Home Prices Surge Above Wage Growth

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Home price appreciation outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of the U.S. markets during the past two years, a new report finds.

Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower This Week

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is still well below 4 percent and 15-year rates inched below 3 percent this week, which may give buyers extra...

Millennial Buyers May Need Parents’ Help

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

More millennials are leaving their parents' homes to form their own households, but they may need their parents' help to do it.

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Micro Apartments: The Next Big Thing?

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00

Tiny studio apartments may be the next trend for the multifamily sector, as developers rush to start new projects of apartments averaging 380...

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