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Investors Gamble on Trophy Spec Homes

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

Some developers and investors are building multi-million dollar homes on spec, before a buyer is ever lined up. Their move could prove risky.

A Growth in Housing Counseling

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

"Seeing that more people are realizing the value of housing counseling is a sign that the next wave of home buyers will be better prepared to...

What Has Homebuilders Worried?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilding continues to lag behind pre-recession levels, even as the economy shows gains and buyer demand is high. Why are builders still so...

Are You Ready for IoT?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

The arrival of the Internet changed the way we do business. But, tech watchers warn of another, equally disruptive technological change that has...

Foreclosure Rates Near a ‘Significant Milestone’

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Nationwide foreclosure activity is on track to return to standard levels this year, according to a new report. 

More Than Half of Listings Are ‘Affordable’

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Fifty-four percent of for-sale listings of existing homes on realtor.com® are within reach for a median-income household in the U.S.

Mortgage Rates Stay Low Heading Into Spring

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average below 4 percent – a positive sign launching into the spring home-buying season, Freddie...

Bidding Wars Return

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Your buyers may face increased competition in their home purchase. Here's why they need to be prepared.

What You Need to Earn to Buy in 10 Cities

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

How far your money stretches in real estate greatly depends on where you live.

Why Age 61 Is Important to Real Estate

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Age 61 is the tipping point for most Americans in real estate. Find out why.

Marketing E-Mails Your Clients Want to Click

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

How do you stay out of your customers' spam inbox? A new study reveals the e-mails that tend to get the highest click-through rates.

Mortgage Lenders Say Credit Is Easing

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Lenders have high hopes for the next three months: They are expecting a big turnaround in mortgage demand and their profit margins.

Fed Sets the Stage for Rate Hikes

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

"Just because we removed the word 'patient' from the statement doesn't mean we're going to be impatient," says Federal...

Tips for Increasing a Home's Property Value

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

A few easy upgrades can get your clients' homes in top shape for the Spring selling season.

 

Home Values Tumble in Ferguson

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Home values in Ferguson, Mo., have plummeted nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown's death, new housing data shows.

Mortgage Applications Slip Last Week

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00

Despite a slight dip in interest rates, loan demand continues to fall, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. 

Survey: More Homebuying Education, Please

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:00

The majority of consumers say banks could offer more relevant and helpful information about the buying process, according to a TD Bank survey.

Housing Starts Take a Polar Plunge

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

Analysts blame winter weather for a dismal start to homebuilding activity this year. Is a turnaround coming?

What's an Average Down Payment?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

Here's how much the typical buyer is bringing to the closing table.

89% of U.S. Homes Ended 2014 With Equity

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00

If home prices rise by 5 percent, an additional 1 million home owners currently in negative equity could come back into the black.

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