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10 questions you should ask lenders regarding TRID
As a real estate agent, it is important to be ready for Oct. 3 and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule. Much of t...
Oct 6, 2015 by Bill Risser
It’s the day before ‘the day the world changed’ -- are you ready for TRID?
A day nearly two years in the making is finally here: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Int...
Oct 2, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Understanding the TRID Rule and fee tolerances
On Oct. 3, 2015, new integrated Truth in Lending and RESPA disclosures take effect for most residential real estate tran...
Oct 2, 2015 by Sue Burt
Home prices are most affordable in 2 years -- but are buyers’ wages enough?
Although some housing industry analysts are concerned that home price growth is outpacing wage growth, some are celebrat...
Sep 30, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
What you need to offer your clients the best homebuying experience
When it comes to hiring an agent, homebuyers are looking for an expert -- someone who can help shepherd them through the...
Sep 30, 2015 by Chip Poli
Mortgage rates drop below 4 percent
With the Federal Reserve planning to hike rates later this year, buyers should enjoy the low rates while they last. As o...
Sep 30, 2015 by Erik Pisor
How to expand your mortgage brokerage beyond your state
If you're already a successful mortgage broker in your state and feel you might do even better elsewhere, you might wish...
Sep 30, 2015 by Lachezar Stamatov
3 ways to help millennial homebuyers who are getting married
According to a survey from the Knot, the average American wedding in 2014 cost $31,213. For many, this price tag is unre...
Sep 30, 2015 by Rachael Hite
NAR: Pending home sales have now been rising for a full year
Although pending home sales backslid slightly in August, housing is still in short supply and home prices continue to cl...
Sep 28, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Are current or first-time buyers responsible for summer's strong housing market?
The strong housing market we experienced this summer may have been driven more by current homeowners buying additional p...
Sep 28, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
US delinquency rate sets 4-year benchmark
As of August, only 4.83 percent of all active loans were 30 or more days delinquent but not in foreclosure. This percent...
Sep 28, 2015 by Erik Pisor
NAR and are out to bust myths about millennials
Are millennials really as reluctant to purchase homes as many housing industry analysts claim they are? Although some ha...
Sep 25, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Credit availability is key to full housing market recovery
Further loosening of credit standards is needed in order for the housing market recovery to benefit some harder-hit mark...
Sep 25, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Home sales hit 8-year-high, RealtyTrac says
Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in August hit an eight-year high nationally, and some cities are on pace t...
Sep 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Fed report: US household wealth hits record high in 2Q
In all of the hubbub surrounding the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it will put off an interest rate hi...
Sep 21, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Are lending standards really easing?
Perhaps you have heard that it's getting easier to get approved for a mortgage to buy a home. The first-time buyers you ...
Sep 21, 2015 by Steve Cook
Andrew Dailey: 'People don't buy a home to get a mortgage; they get a mortgage to buy a home'
"For most of us, getting a mortgage is a necessary part of the process, but too often it completely ruins the experience...
Sep 21, 2015 by Inman
Fed leaves interest rates alone -- for now
Putting to rest months of anticipation that it would raise interest rates this fall, the Board of Governors of the Feder...
Sep 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Lenders report loosening mortgage credit standards
For the first time in seven quarters, mortgage lenders are reporting an easing of lending standards across all loan type...
Sep 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
What's up with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: interview with Bethany McLean
The author of "Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants" sat down with Brad Inman to talk about the mo...
Sep 17, 2015 by Inman

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