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More Builders Find the Sun Is a Selling Point

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

With home owners' utility costs edging higher and higher, builders are looking for ways to help — and solar panels are one popular...

Help Your Clients' Tiny Space Feel Bigger

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

A few design and decorating tips can help your clients in condos and small houses feel like they've got more space than they actually do have...

Info You Should Have Ready for Clients

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

To impress home buyers, real estate agents should become masters of local market data. There are things you should know to convince your clients...

Help Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

The National Association of REALTORS® is calling on its members to speak up for home owners and help urge Congress to renew the Mortgage Debt...

Did Mortgages Just Get Easier to Obtain?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new lending guidelines went into effect Monday, which are expected to help loosen up the tight credit standards...

HELOCs Being Put to Better Use

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

Though home equity lines of credit are becoming one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market, home owners are using the money for...

10 Standouts in the Housing Market

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

National home prices continue to moderate following last year's double-digit surge, but some markets remain the exception, seeing big price...

Wells Fargo Faces Predatory Lending Charges

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

Cook County, Ill., is accusing the bank giant of making mortgages more expensive for black and Latino borrowers than whites.

Pending Home Sales Inch Up From Year Ago

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

Contract signings have remained at a healthy pace for six straight months, despite a dip in October. 

An Updated Auto Guide for Real Estate Pros

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

In the market for a new car? We've got the guide for you.

Win Online Audiences This Cyber Monday

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

Public relations experts share a few fun, simple ways to integrate the holiday spirit into your online marketing plan this season.

Mortgage Lending Plunges to 13-Year Low

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

If the fourth quarter doesn’t show a spike in lending activity, 2014 will go down as the worst year for mortgage volume since 2000.

New-Home Sales Make Solid Gains

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

Buyers looking for new construction may have an easier time, as inventories of new homes are at their highest levels since June 2010. 

Where Higher Wages Spur More Home Sales

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00

Is your market poised for sales gains? You may want to take a closer look at income growth. 

FHFA Allows Ex-Owners to Buy Back Homes

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a new policy this week that will permit some foreclosed home owners to purchase at fair market value...

11 Metros Showing the Highest Appreciation

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00

Forty-six percent of the nation’s metro areas saw home prices rises last month. Where have sales prices have been on the rise the most?

Apartment Rent Surge Expected into 2015

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00

Stretch those dollars, renters: Higher rents are expected in the new year. 

Loan Demand Slips After Recent Spike

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00

With holidays approaching, even a drop in mortgage rates couldn’t keep loan demand up in the latest week.

5 Reasons Housing Markets Are Thankful

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

Many real estate markets have seen brighter days in the second half of this year compared with the first half. Here’s what some markets are...

Remind Clients: Winter Prep Saves Money

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

With wintry conditions already setting in, it's a good time to remind your customer base of the steps they can take to make their chilly...

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