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How to Avoid Common Closing Snafus

September 24, 2012: 

Closing delays are a rising problem in the real estate industry. Here's how to help avoid two common delays.

On-the-Job Fatalities in Real Estate Fall in 2011

September 24, 2012: 

There was a 37 percent drop in fatal workplace injuries in real estate last year, new data shows.

Investors Ready to Take Bigger Bite Out of Market

September 24, 2012: 

Despite rising home prices and fewer available foreclosures, 40 percent of real estate investors say they plan to buy more homes this year than they did last year, according to a new survey.

Romney Paper Identifies Housing Woes

September 24, 2012: 

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney released a 6-page white paper on housing policy, but he did not include specifics on how his administration would tackle the five areas he's targeted for action.

How Much Do Home Buyers Spend After Moving?

September 23, 2012: 

Discover the average expenditure of new home owners.

Bernanke: Loan Standards Easing

September 20, 2012: 

At a press conference he held last week to announce the MBS purchase plan, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said tight underwriting standards, which are keeping otherwise creditworthy households from getting financing, are in fact easing.

Weigh In on Remodeling Pay-Off in Your Market

September 20, 2012: 

Every year, REALTORS® in markets across the country judge the effects of remodeling projects on sales prices for the Cost vs. Value Report, done in cooperation with Remodeling magazine. From now until Oct. 5, you could win $500 just for adding your voice to the survey.

Higher Mortgage Fees Proposed in 5 States

September 20, 2012: 

The FHFA is proposing charging more for mortgages in these five states because it takes longer for banks to foreclose in these places.

Rentals Getting Too Pricey for Many

September 20, 2012: 

Rising rents are leading to a swelling number of people who are now spending at least half their income on rental fees.

Homebuilding Bounces Back in August

September 20, 2012: 

Construction on new homes is at its fastest pace in more than two years.

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