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Report dissects global home price growth
Global home price growth continued in 2014, but momentum across the world's 41 housing markets that have published hou...
Mar 20, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Foreclosures seen as heading back to or below historic norms
Foreclosure activity fell in February to its lowest level since July 2006, and is expected to return to or even dip belo...
Mar 19, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
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Earlier this month, David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS, spoke to a group of 40 brokers in Warrenton, Virginia. “...
Mar 18, 2015 by Inman News
NAR says homebuilders should get busy
Rising rents are making it harder for entry-level buyers to save up for a down payment, even as price increases in many ...
Mar 16, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Getting a mortgage is easier than people think
For years, economists and consumers alike lamented strict mortgage lending standards that were blamed for hampering th...
Mar 13, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Re/Max says big payout to investors won't crimp growth
Real estate franchise giant Re/Max says its strong balance sheet and cash flow will allow the company to continue to rei...
Mar 12, 2015 by Matt Carter
Report documents real estate crowdfunding's explosive growth
Real estate crowdfunding -- the practice of pooling investors' money online to purchase properties -- leaped forward in ...
Mar 10, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Most consumers think it's easy to get a mortgage
Consumers are more confident that they can qualify for a mortgage and are more optimistic about the economy than they h...
Mar 9, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
White residents eager to rebrand gentrifying neighborhoods
White residents of areas undergoing gentrification are more likely than minorities to define their neighborhood as a sma...
Mar 9, 2015 by Teke Wiggin
Say goodbye to freakishly low mortgage rates
Brace thyself. Mortgage rates are above 4 percent for the first time since December, taken up by an overnight rout in th...
Mar 6, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Artificially low interest rates hurt job growth, housing sales
Companies get a better return on investment buying back shares than hiring employees or investing in capital equipment....
Mar 2, 2015 by Louis Cammarosano
When Fed raises short-term rates, pray long-term rates don't follow
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s testimony, inherently a forecast, overwhelmed all other forces on markets th...
Feb 27, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Greek Band-Aid intercepts interest rate drop
Long-term Treasurys are sliding down in yield again, holding low-fee mortgages in the high-threes. This improvement h...
Feb 20, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Shift your mindset when selling to vacation rental buyers
The vacation rental market is in a period of massive growth. More vacation homes are being purchased; more owners are pl...
Feb 17, 2015 by Heather Bayer
Coming Fed hike ups mortgage rate risk
After a wild six weeks from Christmas forward, the 10-year T-note stone-falling from 2.35 percent to 1.65 percent and th...
Feb 13, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Don't assume strong jobs numbers will trigger Fed rate liftoff
The U.S. 10-year T-note has jumped a quarter-percent in four days, half of the springboard this morning on wild news fro...
Feb 6, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Is it really recovery when new-car sales are up and new-home sales are down?
Consumers saddled with mortgage-sized health insurance costs, rising food costs and car payments find it hard to buy ove...
Feb 4, 2015 by Louis Cammarosano
Fed affirms plans for rate liftoff, but mortgages are another story
First the facts, then the ponderables. Long-term U.S. interest rates fell again today, now to a 20-month low. The 10-yea...
Jan 30, 2015 by Lou Barnes
Chief economists mostly bullish on 2015 housing market
NEW YORK -- Four chief economists from some of the nation's most popular real estate websites are optimistic about the h...
Jan 30, 2015 by Andrea Brambila
Shrinking inventories could end up pricing more buyers out of the market
The number of homes on the market fell for the first time in 16 months in December, hinting at a potential acceleration ...
Jan 28, 2015 by Phillip Woolgar

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