Powered by Google

Search form

Builders Ready to Ramp Up Production in 2014

February 11, 2014: 

"Consumers are back, pent-up demand is emerging, there is a growing need for new construction, distressed sales are diminishing, and builders see it,” said the National Association of Home Builders' chief economist during the International Builder Show this week.

Mortgage Rates Slide for Fifth Straight Week

February 11, 2014: 

Mortgage rates continued to inch down this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.23 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

More Buyers Show the Money at Closing

February 11, 2014: 

All-cash purchases are making up a bigger bulk of home sales, with one-third of REALTORS® saying they had at least one cash deal in December, according to a recent survey.

Prior Short Sellers: Watch for Credit Errors

February 11, 2014: 

Those who have undergone a previous short sale need to pay careful attention to their credit report to make sure it was reported accurately by the lender, especially if they want to apply for a new mortgage anytime soon.

Study: 1 in 6 Housing Markets Back to Normal

February 11, 2014: 

More housing markets are returning to their pre-recession levels, a new housing index shows. Find out which metros top the list.

$1,000 Grants for Start-Up Charities

February 11, 2014: 

The Feb. 28 deadline to apply for the Volunteering Works program is fast approaching.

Getting Your Content in Facebook's Paper

February 11, 2014: 

Facebook is promising a newly-focused user experience with its new reader app. Will it be a boon for businesses too?

8 States With the Most Mortgage Fraud Cases

February 11, 2014: 

Overall, suspicious activity in lending is down, but mortgage fraud remains particularly problematic in these states.

Updated: Valuations Issue Summary

February 11, 2014: 

Topics include appraiser geographic competency, appraiser independence, and the ineffectiveness of the appraisal appeals processes.

CFPB Debuts New Online Mortgage Tool

February 11, 2014: 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making it easier to view information the government collects on home mortgages and access to credit, while the agency mulls requiring more data from lenders.

Pages