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Indiana to Do Away with 'Salesperson' Label

February 19, 2014: 

Indiana real estate salespeople will be required to upgrade their licenses to the broker level by July 1.

Reports of Mortgage-Servicing Errors on Rise

February 19, 2014: 

Nearly half of complaints recently filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were about mortgages, loan modifications, and foreclosure activities by servicers.

Survey: Most Americans Say Getting a Mortgage is Easier

February 19, 2014: 

Fifty-two percent of U.S. consumers say they expect to qualify for a mortgage now, according to Fannie Mae's latest National Housing Survey. That's an all-time high for the survey.

Sellers Getting Ahead of Spring Rush

February 19, 2014: 

While spring is typically the busiest time of the year for real estate, some home owners are making an early bet and putting their homes up for sale now.

Old Grain Towers Offer City Housing Expansion

February 19, 2014: 

Developers looking for new spaces in congested cities are finding solutions in creative reuse of long-abandoned spaces.

Lawsuit Tries to Expose Anonymous Online Reviewers

February 19, 2014: 

Customers are taking to online channels to talk about businesses. But what if an anonymous poster writes a defamatory review? Courts are weighing whether the reviewer should be revealed.

Despite Dropping Rates, Loan Demand Softens

February 19, 2014: 

Mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancings fell in the latest week, the MBA reports.

5 Must-Haves of Millennial Buyers

February 19, 2014: 

Millennials are the second-biggest segment of home buyers, and their wishlists for a home are different than those of previous generations.

Study: Tech Industry Not to Blame for High Home Prices

February 19, 2014: 

Home prices are 82 percent higher in “tech hub” locations than in other large metros. But the tech industry isn’t the factor that pushed up home prices, according to a new study.

Rising Prices Chip Away at Housing Affordability

February 18, 2014: 

“Home prices have been rising faster than incomes, while mortgage interest rates are above the record lows of a year ago,” says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “This is beginning to hamper housing affordability.”

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