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CFPB Sets New Rules Housing Counseling Lists

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance on how to provide mortgage applicants with a list of local home ownership counseling...

Sunshine Favors These Markets

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00

Which U.S. cities have the highest number of sunny days? Here's a bright selling point for these places.   

10 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:00

These 10 major cities offer the healthiest and most environmentally friendly experience, according to a recent survey.

The 20 Most Popular Housing Markets Online

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

The spring selling season has brought more house hunters online. Find out which areas are attracting the most attention. 

Baby Boomers to Face Big Housing Problem

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

Researchers point to concerns about how the nation will meet this population’s affordable housing needs. 

What Lenders Are Looking for: The 4 C's

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

Here's a breakdown of what lenders are evaluating when deciding to grant a home buyer a loan. 

Loan Demand Softens as Rates Rise

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

Though mortgage demand was lower this week, applications for home purchases remains elevated over year-ago levels. 

Best and Worst Trees for a Listing

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

Trees make a difference in curb appeal, but the wrong planting choices can cause headaches. These lists of the best and worst trees to plant will...

Fannie Offers Closing Cost Aid to First-Timers

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae announced a new program that allows first-time home buyers of its properties to receive up to 3 percent of the purchase...

Best Places to Score Deals on Fixer-Uppers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

For buyers in search of that diamond in the rough, they may want to look in these cities to land the biggest discounts on a home. 

Children Get Richer From Home Prices Too

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Home prices can influence a home owner's child’s future income, a new study finds.

A Big Mistake Mortgage Shoppers Make

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Many mortgage shoppers, particularly first-time home buyers, are leaving money on the table.

Speedy Investors Shutting Out Buyers?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

With limited housing supplies this spring in many markets, investors are realizing they need to act fast, and some are willing to make an offer...

Foreclosures Plunge 67% From Peak

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Foreclosure inventories are slowly drying up across the country as more Americans stay current on their mortgages. 

Home Staging Basics for Clients

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

From first impressions to possible layouts, home staging can provide buyers with a visual representation of the home and can help sell it faster...

Signs Now Point to a ‘Sustainable’ Recovery

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

Last year, the spring selling season failed to meet market expectations, but here's why 2015 will be different. 

3 Mistakes Sellers Often Make

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

Here are a few mistakes sellers often make in letting emotions override logic during a transaction.

Lenders to Get Stricter With Reverse Mortgages

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

The federal government is imposing tougher credit standards for reverse mortgages that go into effect April 27.

Rent vs. Buy: How to Overcome Buyer Concerns

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

Here's a chart to help you respond to buyer concerns over: "I can’t afford to buy!"

Mortgage Assistance Plays with Country Music?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

For fans of country music, they may be able to get a mortgage payoff, at least for a year.

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