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Mortgage defaults are up, but analysts aren't concerned
Mortgage default rates are seeing a slight uptick despite recent improvements in housing starts, but this news should no...
Jul 27, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
HUD rule aims to put the ‘fair’ back into Fair Housing Act
Despite four decades of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working to promote fair housing and equal ...
Jul 27, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
How housing recovery is shifting the buy-or-rent balance
A recent RealtyTrac buy-or-rent analysis of 285 counties nationwide showed that in 2015 the monthly house payment on a t...
Jul 27, 2015 by Daren Blomquist
Down payment help for consumers integrated into MLS and association websites
As the housing market heats up and more potential buyers learn about down payment assistance resources that can help the...
Jul 27, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Economists hit the gas on short-term housing market forecasts
Encouraged by strong home sales and surging home prices in the busy spring and summer buying seasons, economists are ram...
Jul 24, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Home sales and prices could set new July records -- and shut some buyers out
This time next month, we will probably be reporting that July home sales followed the strong momentum we saw in May and ...
Jul 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Homes are selling like high-priced hotcakes
This year’s spring homebuying season is the strongest housing market seen since the economic downturn, with both home ...
Jul 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Real estate still ranks high on Americans' list of preferred financial investments
Despite uncertain mortgage interest rates and fluctuating property values in some areas, buying a home is still the pref...
Jul 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Minorities and mortgages: Why hasn't the trend changed?
Homeownership is an avenue to wealth and savings for most people, but it's a path that isn't available equally. Mortgage...
Jul 23, 2015 by Mary Bradford
Can your clients afford to wait?
After massive declines in home values during the housing crisis, most in the real estate industry look upon rising home ...
Jul 22, 2015 by Ray Brousseau
Should long commute be deal-breaker for buyers?
Thanks to a real estate slump in Las Vegas, if you work in Sin City, living in the city offers great advantages to homeb...
Jul 21, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
5 marketing tips for mortgage brokers
Never fear, there are some simple ways you can get your business noticed. And they won't force you to give up control, b...
Jul 21, 2015 by Shire Lyon
Best cities for first-time homebuyers
If you’re planning on buying your first home in Colorado or Texas, you’re in luck: Several cities in those states of...
Jul 20, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
4 reasons why inventories are pathetic -- for now
For first-time buyers -- and for brokerages hungry for listings -- pathetic inventories have become a bigger problem tha...
Jul 20, 2015 by Steve Cook
Startup's automated processes, streamlined consumer communication could disrupt traditional lenders
After working for more than three decades as an executive for some of the nation’s top wholesale mortgage lenders -- i...
Jul 16, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Loan applications for new homes sluggish this summer
After reporting a decrease in new-home loan applications last month, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in its ...
Jul 16, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Refi boom could be going bust, says Ellie Mae
The refi boom of the last few years may be finally going bust, as mortgage lenders are reporting that purchase loans com...
Jul 15, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
New initiative could boost home value by expanding residential high-speed Internet access
The Internet is now considered a vital part of the way most Americans work and connect, and potential homebuyers are pla...
Jul 15, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Opinion: Mortgage policies are punishing urban development
The planned community model has served as the basis of suburban development for decades. So when did suburban experience...
Jul 14, 2015 by Rick Jarvis
CoreLogic: Jobs are up and foreclosures are down
Thanks to a strong job market, more homeowners are able to stay current on their mortgage loan. Property data analyst Co...
Jul 14, 2015 by Amy Swinderman

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