6 tips to help credit-challenged clients improve scores
Angelic behavior for a few months won’t erase past poor decisions
by Steve Cook | Feb 21
End-to-end times: How the all-in-1 platform became the holy grail
Companies both old and new are racing to build platforms that handle more of the real estate transaction. Agents will have to adapt to survive
by Jim Dalrymple II | Feb 21
What is iFunding? Here's how it works
This emerging consumer financing category is addressing the financial realities of today's prospective homebuyers
by Adena Hefets | Feb 20
The rise and stall of the offer aggregators: How iBuyers are bringing startups to heel
Offerpad, Zillow and Opendoor are turning the screws on startups that offer price comparisons and claim to help consumers secure the best offer
by Teke Wiggin | Feb 20
Foreclosures climb 13% in January
New Jersey, Delaware and Illinois reported the worst foreclosure rates, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions
by Lillian Dickerson | Feb 20
Do you know your interest rate? 27% of mortgage holders don't
Knowing your mortgage interest rate could save you a lot of money in the long run
by Lillian Dickerson | Feb 19
Washington, DC-based C21 franchise launches iBuyer platform
Redwood Realty's Redwood Offers provides sellers with an all-cash offer within 72 hours, along with guided support on their other selling options
by Marian McPherson | Feb 19
Michael Bloomberg pitches plan to combine Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae
The presidential hopeful wants to make Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae a 'single, fully government-owned mortgage guarantor' that benefits taxpayers, community banks
by Marian McPherson | Feb 19
Want to avoid homebuyer remorse? Be cautious in Wyoming and DC
A recent survey by LawnStarter ranked the homebuyer happiness index in each state and found the lowest satisfaction levels in Wyoming and District of Columbia
by Lillian Dickerson | Feb 19
Down payment assistance tool offers buyer leads to loan officers
Subscribers can use an eligibility lookup feature to match clients with programs and compare up to 4 programs at once
by Andrea V. Brambila | Feb 19
The Homebuyer Files: 6 owners on the highs and lows of buying a home
Buyers share the ups and downs of financing the homes of their dreams — from navigating tax drama and securing 2 loans at once to relying on iBuyers to beat the competition
by Marian McPherson | Feb 19
Pulse: What’s your biggest challenge with financing?
Whether it's qualifying buyers, lending requirements, emerging financing models, client confusion or something entirely different, please share your experiences in this one-question survey
by Inman | Feb 19
Pulse: How readers are handling iBuyers in listing presentations
Some come armed with iBuyer bids they present, and others paint such offers as invariably inferior
by Inman | Feb 18
8 things mortgage lenders do that frustrate agents
Opinion
The most annoying behavior is creating more work for agents without creating a mutually beneficial relationship
by Cara Ameer | Feb 18
7 facts about FHA loans you should know

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

by Steve Cook | Feb 16
4 financial decisions couples should make before buying a home
Millennial real estate expert Dana Bull shares tips about getting a mortgage, setting a budget, splitting housing costs, and creating a contingency plan
by Marian McPherson | Feb 14