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Tax Tips for You and Your Clients

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

Today is the deadline for financial institutions to send their customers the documents they’ll need to file taxes if...

Mortgage Giant Offers Closing Cost Help to REO Buyers

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

Fannie Mae is offering temporary closing cost assistance of up to 3.5 percent of the final sales price in 27 states to owner occupants of REO...

Can Moving Back in With Parents Kill Your Dating Life?

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Coldwell Banker Real Estate recently conducted a survey to find out a pressing question for the growing...

After 5 Weeks of Drops, Mortgage Rates Inch Up

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

The five-week streak of falling mortgage rates took a break this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moving up slightly to average 4.28...

Will Heirs One Day Face the Bill on a Reverse Mortgage?

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

Reverse mortgages are expected to be an increasing option that baby boomers turn to as they age to cover living expenses, but heirs may get stuck...

Buyers From China Target These 10 U.S. States

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 00:00

“Chinese are widely interested in the U.S. markets. The data shows they are investing in many places and in greater amounts than most people...

This is the Most Recognizable Real Estate Brand

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

When it comes to real estate companies in the U.S., this one is the most familiar name out there.

Big Year Predicted for Commercial Success

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Commercial real estate investments are expected to produce solid returns this year, according to a new report.

Study: Buyers, Sellers Will Jump Off the Fence This Year

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Consumers say they’re more committed to buying or selling in 2014, despite two events in 2013 that shook their confidence, according to...

3 Hot Web Design Trends for 2014

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Does your website need an update? Here are the three trends leading Web design this year.

Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. Fall Below 4%

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage delinquencies nationwide have plummeted to their lowest level in more than five years, as more home owners are coming out of the red on...

New Home Owners Targeted in Deed Scams

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:00

Scammers are trying to get new home owners and to pay $83 for unnecessary property records — including deeds that are cheaper and readily...

Rising Prices Chip Away at Housing Affordability

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

“Home prices have been rising faster than incomes, while mortgage interest rates are above the record lows of a year ago,” says...

Study: Tech Industry Not to Blame for High Home Prices

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Home prices are 82 percent higher in “tech hub” locations than in other large metros. But the tech industry isn’t the factor...

5 Must-Haves of Millennial Buyers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Millennials are the second-biggest segment of home buyers, and their wishlists for a home are different than those of previous generations....

Despite Dropping Rates, Loan Demand Softens

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings fell in the latest week, the MBA reports. 

Lawsuit Tries to Expose Anonymous Online Reviewers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Customers are taking to online channels to talk about businesses. But what if an anonymous poster writes a defamatory review? Courts are weighing...

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 00:00

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.

Indiana to Do Away with 'Salesperson' Label

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Indiana real estate salespeople will be required to upgrade their licenses to the broker level by July 1.

One of L.A.'s Priciest Plots is in a Cemetery

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00

Location is everything, and for $10,300 per square foot, you could be buried just a few yards away from Marilyn Monroe.

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