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
14 financial terms every agent should know
Break it down for your clients in a way they'll understand, and they'll continue to look to you as a trusted adviser
by Inman | Feb 14
Three-quarters of all couples fight during the homebuying process
77% of homebuyers and 71% of homesellers say they've argued with a loved one over the process, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll
by Lillian Dickerson | Feb 13
First American acquires Docutech
The move furthers First American's goal of providing a digital, end-to-end closing platform
by Patrick Kearns | Feb 13
Fannie Mae posts $14.2B in profit in 2019 as it eyes conservatorship exit
The FHFA is taking steps to free Fannie Mae from government conservatorship as the company posts big profits
by Patrick Kearns | Feb 13
Mortgage originations hit highest level since 2005: New York Fed
Decreasing mortgage rates contributed to the highest volume in mortgage originations in 14 years at a total of $752B, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
by Lillian Dickerson | Feb 12
Pulse: In an iBuyer world, how has your listing presentation changed?
In real estate today, sellers have options. Please share how you navigate those choices with your clients in this one-question survey
by Inman | Feb 12