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Uptick in Rates Prompts Loan Apps to Drop

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates rose for the second consecutive week, prompting a recent decrease in the number of applicants for a home purchase and refinancing....

Rising Sales Contracts Make for Strong Spring

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:00

“This spring’s surprisingly low mortgage rates are easing some of the affordability pressures potential buyers are experiencing and...

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Can Social Media Find the Next Hot 'Hood?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Researchers say that scanning Twitter posts and Foursquare check-ins can tip off where the next happening neighborhoods might be.

Sanctions for Zillow in Move Lawsuit?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

A judge is considering whether Zillow is liable for evidence destruction in its legal battle with Move Inc. over alleged stolen trade secrets.

5 Reasons Why That Listing May Linger

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Here are five things to consider on why some homes sell and others sit.

New-Home Sales Drop, Mostly in West

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Sales of new homes took an unexpected turn in March, but most of the decline was rooted in the West, while other regions mostly saw sales climb....

3 Housing Trends Emerging This Spring

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

These trends are currently impacting housing markets across the country.

Housing Costs May Prompt Population Shift

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

Some high-cost areas of the country that traditionally see the largest population gains are seeing a smaller number of new residents lately. Are...

No Need to be a Workhorse to Thrive Here

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:00

These cities allow residents to easily “live large and lazy.” 

4 Housing Predictions for the Rest of 2016

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Here’s what to expect with mortgage rates, home prices, and loan demand in the coming months. 

Higher Home Prices Pressing Buyers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Mortgage rates are low and unemployment is at its lowest point in eight years. But some home buyers are still struggling. 

100 Million With Criminal Record: Impact on Real Estate

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Almost a third of Americans have a criminal record. Find out more about new guidelines that can help providers develop housing policies that...

Poll Shows Growing Distrust Among Neighbors

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Do you trust the people living next door? A new survey shows that a growing number of people don't trust theirs.

Florida Is Creating First Solar-Powered Town

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

This town wants to earn the title as the world’s first town that is completely powered by the sun. 

Latest Home Trend Uses Garage Doors

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:00

Garage doors are moving to the interiors of the home. “It’s about bringing the outdoors inside,” says one garage door...

Survey: Real Estate Is the Best Investment

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00

Americans ranked real estate as the best long-term investment, even over stocks and gold, according to a recent Gallup Poll.

Support Earth Day While Growing Your Brand

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00

Earth Day offers you a great opportunity to connect with more clients and show your love for your community. Here are two ideas.

Closing Times Are Speeding Up

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00

The average time to close for all mortgage loans is the shortest it's been in a year.

Mortgage Rates Staying Near Yearly Lows

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 00:00

Low mortgage rates are defying analysts' expectations, sticking around much longer than they thought.

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