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1 in 4 Foreclosures Are ‘Zombies’

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

Even in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis, the housing industry is still haunted by “zombie” properties lingering in the...

FHFA Hints at Aid for Underwater Owners

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency says he’s investigating allowing debt cuts for a group of borrowers who owe more than...

REOs Are Fetching Higher Prices

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

The rise in home prices is helping lenders of REO properties to gross a higher recovery of unpaid balances at sale.

Refinancing Paid Off for Borrowers in 2014

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates have prompted a refinance rush among borrowers, as home owners act to lock in super low rates and cut their monthly mortgage...

Tax Deduction Advice for Your Clients

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00

With tax season approaching, it's good to let your clients know the tax benefits of home ownership.

Safety Alert: More Agents Report Strange Calls

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

More state REALTOR® associations are warning their members about a flood of suspicious phone calls that real estate agents are receiving from...

Mortgage Rates Fall Again

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed-rate mortgages once again fell back to near 20-month lows, with 30-year fixed rate mortgages well-under 4 percent and 15-year rates...

News Corp Gets Boost From Realtor.com

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

News Corp’s digital real estate service segments, which now includes realtor.com®, “certainly exceeded our expectations in traffic...

Affordability Still Plagues Many Households

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

In making rent or paying a mortgage, 52 percent of Americans say they’ve had to make at least one major sacrifice in order to make their...

Fannie Mae Settles Plans for New Headquarters

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

The mortgage financing giant will be selling its iconic national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and redevelop property belonging to The...

10 States That Lead Green Building

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its list of the Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most recognized...

2015's Most Desired Neighborhoods

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00

What are the top 10 hottest neighborhoods for 2015?

Last-Minute Closing Changes to Get Difficult

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

Be prepared for some big changes to mortgage forms that take effect Aug. 1, which could make any changes that occur three days prior to closing...

87% of Homes Qualify for Down Payment Aid

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows why you may want to investigate down payment programs available to help your buyers better position themselves for a home...

‘Domino Effect’ to Set Off 2015 Housing Wave

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

A recent stalling of home prices in the luxury market may set off a wave that gets move-up and first-time buyers finally moving. 

FHA’s Cost-Cuts Cause Loan Demand to Soar

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

The drop in FHA’s insurance premiums is bringing more people back to the mortgage table to refinance or buy a home. 

Brokerage Fights Back Against Yelp Reviewer

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 00:00

A real estate firm in Texas wasn’t happy with an anonymous negative review it received on Yelp, and it’s suing the reviewer and trying...

Tips and Tricks from Top Producers

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:00

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Tips and Tricks from Top Producers

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:00

Here are the stories you need to know about from Real Estate Connect

Why Homebuyers Need to Act Now

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:00

Delayed home purchases may result in higher monthly mortgage payments as home prices and mortgage rates rise, realtor.com®’s chief...

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