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The Code Hits 100

November 1, 2012: 

For a century, the National Association of REALTORS®' Code of Ethics has served as a vital benchmark for conducting business the right way. Here's a look at how the Code has developed since 1913.

Study: Supplemental Credit Data Can Boost Loan Chances

October 31, 2012: 

More applicants could qualify for a mortgage if lenders took a broader look at an applicant's credit data, according to a new study.

Wells Fargo Sends Refund Checks to Eligible Borrowers

October 31, 2012: 

Thousands of home owners with Wells Fargo mortgages received a sweet surprise in the mail recently: Refund checks.

After Mortgage Default, Borrowers Slow to Return to Market

October 31, 2012: 

Only 30 percent of borrowers who defaulted on their mortgage in 2001 had returned to the housing market within 10 years, a new study finds.

Freddie, Fannie Offer Mortgage Aid to Sandy Victims

October 31, 2012: 

Borrowers with Freddie Mac- or Fannie Mae-backed loans who suffered damage to their homes by Hurricane Sandy may qualify for temporary forbearance on their mortgages.

Why Short Sales Can Still So Easily Fall Apart

October 31, 2012: 

While the number of short sales has surged in recent years, closing on such transactions still poses plenty of challenges along the way that can threaten to derail the deal.

What Do Distressed Sales Mean for REALTORS®?

October 31, 2012: 

Learn how distressed sales can affect your business.

Children: Appealing to Your Littlest Clients

October 30, 2012: 

Real estate agents need to keep children in mind when working with families. Here are some tips for presenting properties to the entire family.

VA Guarantees 20 Million Loans and Counting

October 30, 2012: 

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has reached a major milestone: It guaranteed its 20 millionth home loan.

How's Your Online Rep?

October 30, 2012: 

More small businesses are focusing on how to better manage their online reputations and using new software tools to track what's being said about them online.