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Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average well-below 4 percent. 

Community Satisfaction is Higher for Owners

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00

A new survey shows that home owners are more satisfied with the quality of life in their communities than renters.

Increase Your Online Visibility: 3 Ideas

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00

Ninety-two percent of consumers now use the Internet in their home search. How can you increase your findability online to make sure they find you...

5 Hot U.S. Cities for Global Buyers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® reveals what American cities enticed potential foreign buyers the most in September.

What Luxury Buyers Desire in a Home

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

High net worth individuals aren’t being deterred by rising prices. Here’s what they say they want in their next home. 

Fannie: Forget the Pay Stubs in OK'ing a Loan

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

Borrowers may no longer need to worry about collecting pay stubs and tax data for a home mortgage application, under Fannie Mae’s latest...

Builders Cautiously Increase Construction

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

“The underlying story is that housing demand is quite strong, and builders are slowly but surely ramping up their groundbreaking to meet the...

Loan Demand Continues on Roller Coaster Ride

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

A sharp increase in mortgage applications shows that the new mortgage regulations implemented on Oct. 3 are still causing mortgage applications to...

7 Tips to Get a Home Winter-Ready

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

Share these tips with your prospects to make sure they protect their home during the colder months ahead. 

Smart Homes Security a Leaky Kettle

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

A London researcher has found out how easy it is to crack the Wi-Fi security of smart homes — by infiltrating Internet-connected teakettles...

5 Cool Home Features That Can Deter Buyers

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

Several amenities that are often viewed as home owner favorites may actually make the home more difficult to sell and really limit your buyer pool...

Green Financing Hampering Home Sales?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

Complaints are growing from home owners and those in the real estate industry in California about a government-sponsored program that helps to...

Home Affordability Shows Some Improvement

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

Good news for buyers: It’s getting easier to afford to buy a home. 

Quicken Loans, Freddie Team for 3% Loans

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans has partnered with Freddie Mac to help expand a program that would allow qualified borrowers to finance homes with down payments of...

3 Trends Set To Impact Real Estate

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

Tech and real estate leaders share how the industry is about to be shaken up due to a changing mindset on how consumers want to live, work, and...

Meat-Eaters Will Pay a Premium Here

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00

A landlord in Bothell, Wash., wants to know what you eat before you rent. He’s offering a discount on his townhome to those who pledge to be...

Why You Need to Get Clearer About Comps

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00

Comps – or recent comparable sales – may be clear-cut to you but sellers may be confused about the comparisons.

Buying Pool for $1M-Plus Properties Grows

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00

Some areas of the country are seeing strong demand from buyers of multi-million dollar properties, particularly in the $10-million-plus range....

Millennials vs. Baby Boomers in Condo Market?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00

Millennials are seeing increased competition from baby boomers for condos and apartments in urban areas.

For Owners: Best Time to Remodel Is Now

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 00:00

As home values continue to rise, more home owners may find now is the best time to add to that value even more. 

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