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CFPB Moves to Calm Fears Over Minor Closing Errors

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

Just before the close of 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provided clarification to lenders that may offer some relief to the recent...

What's Hot, Not in Home Decor in 2016

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

The Wall Street Journal recently had interior designers weigh in on the top design trends likely to make a big splash in 2016, as well as what...

Is it an End to Mortgage Rates Under 4%?

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

Breaking a five-month streak, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage pushed above the 4 percent mark at the end of 2015. Find out where rates are likely...

Study: Americans Like to Live Near Mom

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

Moms may have a big place in real estate decisions. Here’s a surprising finding: The average American lives less than 20 miles away from...

The 30 Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

In some neighborhoods, homes are on the market less than 10 days, bidding wars are fierce, and prices are skyrocketing. Find out what...

AT&T Says Adios to 2-Year Contracts

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:00

AT&T, the country’s second largest wireless carrier, is ending two-year phone contracts, effective on Jan. 8.

Best Tips For Brokers Helping Agents

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 00:00

For brokers, it was all about providing the best support possible for agents this year. Here are some highlights from our top trending Broker to...

REALTORS®' Top Concerns Heading into 2016

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

What keeps you up at night? Find out what your colleagues are most worried about in the new year.

The Perfect Niche for the New Year

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

Looking to break into a new market segment in 2016? Here’s one some agents say will offer “the easiest money you will ever...

Inventory Woes Chip Away at Pending Sales

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

Purchase contracts have continued to recede ever since peaking at a nine-year high in May. Learn what’s behind the sluggish end to 2015....

Beverly Carter's Accused Murderer to Stand Trial Jan. 12

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

A man accused of murdering an Arkansas real estate agent is set to stand trial after the first of the year. His lawyers are seeking to get...

The Most Sought-After Neighbor in America

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

This new survey reveals which celebrities Americans would most like to live next door to, and those whom they wouldn’t even share a...

TRID Lengthening Closing Timelines

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

The average time to close on a mortgage was 49 days in November, the longest timeline since February 2013, a new report shows.

 

In Most Markets, Buying Trumps Renting

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

Buying a home makes more financial sense than renting in more than half of U.S. housing markets, according to a new report.

 

5 Savings for Home Owners in 2016

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

Making a few changes around the house can cut back drastically on monthly bills, and who doesn't resolve to save more money in the new year?...

Top Cities for First-Time Buyers in 2016

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

More first-time home buyers are expected to enter the market in the new year, but which areas of the country will they likely be most attracted to...

Rising Rates Make Young Buyers Nervous

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:00

Be prepared to offer young home buyers more reassurance in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates, a new survey...

Tech Topics That Moved Us Forward This Year

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:00

It's easy to fall behind on the latest advances in real estate technology, but here's your chance to catch up before the new year.

20 Markets Ending 2015 on a High Note

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:00

Residential real estate overall may have cooled as 2015 comes to a close, but the slowdown wasn't evident everywhere.

 

Rate Hikes May Hurt Foreign Buyers Most

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:00

House hunters from Europe and Canada who want to purchase in the U.S. will likely see the biggest impact from the Fed's decision to raise...

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