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More States Break Previous Home Price Peaks

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia soared to new highs in home prices in June.

Century 21 Sweeps Satisfaction Survey

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

In J.D. Power's 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, this franchise took home the gold across four categories of consumers, though there...

New Crop of Investors Lured to Farmland

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

Investors are flocking to farmland again, hoping to capitalize on what they view as a temporary slump in the agriculture industry that has pushed...

Commercial Sale Breaks Online Auction Record

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

The $96 million sale of the Manhattan Towers in an online auction has become the largest e-commerce transaction ever, according to Guinness...

Loan Demand Gets Boost from Refinancings

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

After three mostly stagnant weeks, total mortgage applications were on the rise last week, with refinancing applications mostly leading the charge...

Who Faces the Most Financial Hurdles?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:00

A new study shows that millennials have the biggest job ahead of them in terms of repairing their credit. 

The 10 'Easiest' Places to Buy a Home

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Realtor.com® debuts a new index that pinpoints which markets offer the best in affordability and choices for home buyers. 

Buyers Are Paying Less in Closing Fees

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Closing costs dropped 7.1 percent year-over-year, but experts warn costs are likely to rise in the coming months.

New Rental Units Too Pricey for Most Renters

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

"While new multifamily construction is easing some of the demand for new units, it is currently not sufficient to ease the broader...

5 Popular Trends in New-Home Construction

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Find out what building materials are trending in new homes, from garage enhancements to flooring and kitchen sinks.  

Texas Home Prices Reach New Highs

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

For the first time, the median price for Texas homes has soared to $200,000.

Millennials Seek Out Communal Living Spaces

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00

Rising rental costs aren't stopping millennials—especially as an increasing amount of businesses now offer communal living spaces...

The 20 Hottest Housing Markets Right Now

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

"These hottest markets are the best in the country from both a supply and demand perspective," according to a new report from realtor....

More Buyers Make Higher Down Payments

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

Down payments ticked up in the second quarter, according to a new report from LendingTree.

72% of Borrowers Rejected in Loan Program

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

An alarming number of borrowers are being rejected from a federal mortgage-assistance program, a federal watchdog report shows. 

Wells Fargo Ends Agent Loan Referral Deals

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

Under growing concerns over regulatory scrutiny, Wells Fargo announced that it is ending the practice of providing payments or services to real...

Here Come The Millionaires

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

The United States is one of the top four countries worldwide with the largest influx of millionaires entering the country.

Make Yourself More Persuasive

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 00:00

In real estate, persuasion can take you far, whether it's finding ways to save your clients money in a negotiation or trying to court new...

Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 4%

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Average fixed mortgage rates fell again this week, offering temporary relief to home buyers and refinancers as rates recede once again from their...

Lenders Show Favoritism to Risky Clients?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage servicers are spending a disproportionate amount of time and resources on the riskiest of customers, according to a new J.D. Power study...

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