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Florida Man Takes an Odd Shine to Property

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00

A resident in the Tampa Bay area turns his property into an outdoor "art installation"... by covering it with aluminum foil.

10 States With High, Low Down Payments

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

As lenders show some signs of loosening up on credit, home buyers are bringing less money to closing.

Commercial Agents See Higher Incomes, Sales

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Commercial real estate professionals are reporting an uptick in annual gross income as well as the number of sales transactions and their sales...

The Top Markets for REOs Right Now

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Find out where REOs are selling in the shortest amounts of time and closest to their market value. 

Lending Giant Takes on the Government

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Quicken Loans executives argue that the government's recent actions against banks result in fewer lenders making loans to low-income borrowers...

Builders Upbeat From 'Committed Buyers'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:00

Homebuilders growing optimism about the housing recovery is coming from more serious and committed buyers entering the housing market, according...

Building Giant: Standard Pacific, Ryland Merge

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Two major homebuilders will merge to form one single company in a $5.2 billion deal that will put them in control of 74,000 home sites. 

Higher Home Prices Push Affordability Down

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

"This may be a good time for return and first-time home buyers to surge back into the housing market before rates climb higher, further...

Man Accused of Kidnapping 2 Agents Released

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

A retired Air Force major who faces kidnapping charges of two real estate agents at gunpoint was released on bond from the Pinellas County jail...

FHA's Lower Premiums Boost Loan Demand

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Recent actions by the Federal Housing Administration to reduce its mortgage insurance premiums have contributed to a big spike in its loan volume...

Renters Face Steep Costs in Job Havens

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Some of the fastest growing job markets are also becoming some of the least affordable with rental costs.

How to Avoid 'Losing It'

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:00

Is a client getting under your skin? A negotiation getting too tense? Here are some tips on how to avoid losing your cool. 

Housing Solutions for Emerging Markets

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

These innovative and sustainable solutions seek to address housing needs in the emerging markets all over the world. 

Will Lenders Need a Week to Get Closing Docs In?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

Big changes to the process and forms used in real estate closings are coming August 1 and many real estate professionals are wondering what it...

Mortgage Rates Set New High for 2015

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

Fixed-rate mortgages were back on the rise again this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rising above the 4 percent average for the first...

Report: Renter Growth to Explode by 2030

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

The rapid growth of the renter population expected within the next 15 years will create significant demand for new rental housing construction and...

Lenders Sniff Out Borrowers' 'White Lies'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

Borrowers who aren't as forthcoming on their loan applications on certain items – such as occupancy status – may feel like it'...

Home Owners, Appraisers Disagree on Prices

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

The gap between appraisers and home owners' perceptions over the value of homes is widening. 

Millennials Are Active Home Remodelers Too

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00

"While still a small group, millennial home owners are just as active as older generations when it comes to renovating and decorating,"...

For Sellers, Emotions Trump More Money

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:00

"There is a notable difference in seller psychology today compared to 10 years ago," finds a new survey by Coldwell Banker.