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Ex-Fannie Employee Accused of Soliciting Kickbacks

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

A former Fannie Mae employee allowed a real estate broker to "cherry-pick" prime foreclosure listings in return for 20 percent of the...

HAMP Borrowers Face Rate Increases

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

Home owners who got loan modifications through the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program can soon expect mortgage-rate...

Report: Despite Price Gains, Homes Still Undervalued

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 00:00

Home prices are undervalued relative to incomes, and "there is no need to fear a bubble for at least a few years to come, if at all,"...

Generational Differences Drive Housing Preferences?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

Younger home buyers tend to view their home as a strong investment, more so than older buyers who tend to view their homes as a match to their...

Fannie, Freddie Restructuring Plan Unveiled

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

The Senate Banking Committee's plan preserves the federal backstop and encourages private capital.

Prescription Drug Addicts Target Open Houses

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

A coalition of real estate professionals and businesses in San Diego is trying to raise awareness about prescription drug abusers who prey on open...

Commercial Sales Post an 8% Boost

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

The commercial real estate market continues to rebound, with sales volume rising 8 percent in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago.

MBA: Rising Interest Rates Soften Loan Demand

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications fell 2.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the prior week as interest rates were on the rise again.

A Model Home for Your Tabletop

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

For buyers and prospects who want more than floor plans, a company has created a way to use emerging 3-D printing technology to create a miniature...

Real Estate Icon Turns 103 Years Old

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

Ebby Halliday, known as the first lady of real estate, started Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, in 1945. It's now the largest real estate firm in...

Study: Asians Will Spend Most on a Home

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of Home Builders breaks down the home-buying preferences of different races and ethnicities.

Why Education Will Keep Housing Crisis at Bay

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

Arming today’s youth with greater financial knowledge is the key to making sure there is no repeat of the housing and economic crisis, says...

NAR Expands Its Global Presence

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

NAR leadership travels to the Caribbean to strike a new partnership and welcome a new wave of REALTORS® to the global family.

A Step Up for Buyer Foot Traffic

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

A measure of buyer foot traffic rose in February, according to NAR, and that suggests the year-over-year declines in existing home sales should...

Americans' Divergent Views on Housing, Mortgages

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

More Americans expect home prices to rise in the next year, but they’re growing more concerned about the possibility of getting a mortgage,...

How Automation Kills Social Media Campaigns

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

You may think you're saving time by scheduling Tweets and planning Facebook posts ahead of time, but you also may be losing your following.

59 Metros Back to Normal

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

Overall, markets nationwide are running at about 87 percent of their normal economic and housing activity, according to a newly-released index....

Relos Share Their Dream Lists

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

Want to know exactly what employees relocating to a new housing market for a job are looking for in their next home?

New-Home Building Dominated by Multifamily

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

The number of new homes that are being built as rental apartments has reached its highest point in four decades, according to Census data.

Woman Keeps Up Mortgage Years After Death

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00

They say nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, though it may be time to add mortgage payments to that list.

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