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Wintertime Tips to Keep Landscaping Safe

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 00:00

Lawn care is typically a spring and summertime activity, but in the dead of winter — even one as brutal as this has been — there...

Loan Demand Picks Up After the Holidays

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

 
For the first time in a month, mortgage applications are back on the rise.

Smaller Housing Markets Leading Recovery

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

Out of 56 U.S. markets that are at or above normal economic and housing levels, 48 of them are areas with populations under 500,000.

Social Media a Tool for Lenders to Vet Borrowers?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

Some lending companies reportedly are using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to assess borrowers’ risks and verify identities....

Homes Are Getting Smarter, More Connected

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

Several technology companies at the Consumer Electronics Show this week are spotlighting new devices that further the experience of living in a...

BofA to Host Webinar on Short-Sale Changes

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

Bank of America will be hosting a webinar to highlight the bank’s recent changes to its loss mitigation process for real estate...

Senators Boost Flood Insurance 'Time Out'

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 00:00

NAR-backed legislation to push the pause button on destabilizing changes to federal flood insurance costs took a strong step toward passage in the...

9 Housing Markets Soar to New Price Peaks

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

While the majority of states still remain below their 2006 peak values, a handful of states have set a new bar with home prices. Find out where....

New Mortgage Rules Take Effect Friday

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

REALTORS® and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be closely monitoring the rules' impact on borrowers. 

The No. 1 Destination for Movers Last Year...

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

After five years of topping the list for inbound moves, Washington, D.C., fell behind a West Coast state.

Future Paved for Driverless Cars?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, several auto makers are touting features that allow you to take your hands off the wheel. 

Consumers More Optimistic About Home Values

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

Americans consider the housing recovery to be on "firm footing," and more consumers are upbeat about price gains as well as buying and...

The Biggest Inventory Swings in 2013

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:00

Depending upon where they are looking in the country, buyers could have a lot more or a lot less to choose from than they did one year ago.

Price Tags Rise as Homes Get Costlier to Build

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Single-family home construction costs are at the highest levels since 1998, and that's bad news for buyers looking for a bargain.

U.S. a Safe Bet for Foreign Homebuyers

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

American cities claimed four of the top five spots in the world for foreign property investors, but this year’s number one spot belonged to...

New FHFA Chief to Loosen Credit Standards?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Mel Watt was sworn in Monday as the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and many in the mortgage industry believe that Watts’...

13 Places for Deep Foreclosure Discounts

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

If buyers want to snag a deal on a foreclosure, they should look in these cities. 

Willing to Work for Bitcoins? This Brokerage Is!

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

Last month, two listings made news when the sellers said they were willing to accept bitcoins. Now, a real estate firm is publicly announcing it...

More Women Use Social Media Than Men

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:00

A new survey finds a greater female presence on every major social media network except for LinkedIn. 

What Are Your Gripes About Closings?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking for feedback on the most stressful, confusing, and problematic areas for consumers when it...

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