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Uncertainty Plagues the Housing Market

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

Freddie Mac economists say that rising mortgage rates, new emerging fiscal policies, and the increase in the U.S. dollar are sparking some anxiety...

Where to Court the Single Female Buyer

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

You may find the most willing single-women home buyers in these cities. 

Hispanic Homeownership Defies Nation Trend

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

The Hispanic population was the only ethnic demographic to post an increase in the homeownership rate in 2016. 

You’ll Likely Find Clients Care the Most Here

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

Find out which cities rank the highest for compassion.  

Give Second Thought to the TV Home Makeover

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00

Some homeowners who sign up to have their homes redecorated or remodeled on reality TV shows are having regrets and wishing they read the fine...

Buy a Home With No Monthly Payments?

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Reverse mortgages for purchases have been around a while but they stand to see more use as younger baby boomers hit retirement...

Mortgage Rates Take a Breather This Week

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained flat at a 4.19 percent average this week, Freddie Mac reports. 

President Trump Seeks to Dismantle Dodd-Frank

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

President Donald Trump reportedly will sign an executive action Friday to scale back the regulatory system that had been put in place in 2010 in...

Saving for a Down Payment? This is How Long It Will Take

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Depending on where you live, saving for a down payment can take several years of financial planning. Here’s how long it takes, on average,...

Sellers See Biggest Profits Since 2007

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Owners are cashing out with bigger price gains since their original purchase. See which cities are getting the largest cash-outs. 

Use Super Bowl Tactics for Your Presentation

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Find out what athletes can teach you about nailing your next meeting or listing presentation.

More Consumers Might Buy If They Knew This

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

An imaginary barrier is holding back would-be buyers needlessly, a survey finds. 

Where Renters Really Pay the Most

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

In some cities, renters are faced with paying more than 50 percent of their incomes for housing. 

Why a Homebuilding Boom May Still Be Far Off

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Builders say they want to meet the rise in demand but they can’t seem to overcome this pressing challenge. 

February is Best for Housing Bargains

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Data shows that buyers can find the most housing bargains right now. Share this information to help convince your clients to kickstart their home...

Avoid These SEO Mistakes in Online Marketing

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

You’ll jeopardize your search engine rankings by falling prey to one of these common mistakes. 

The Office Construction Surge Is Coming

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00

Office construction is on the rise across the U.S. and 2017 is expected to be another mega year for the sector. 

CFPB Hits Brokers For Marketing Agreements

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Are your MSAs in order? Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined a mortgage lender, two real estate brokerages, and a mortgage...

HUD Reversal Softens Loan Demand

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

Government-insured loan applications plunged last week as plans for an reduction in FHA mortgage premiums got the ax. 

Single Women Comprise 17% of Buyers

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00

This growing group is buying up homes at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts. 

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