Tuesday
September 26, 2017

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 12/13/2011
    A new study says that speculative real estate investors are more to blame for the housing bust than previously thought. 
  • 12/13/2011
    The city of Chicago is under fire for an ordinance requiring lenders to maintain vacant homes in foreclosure. The Fair Housing Finance Agency has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying its ordinance oversteps the city’s authority.
  • 12/13/2011
    Are your buyers having a tough time wading through the inventories of homes to find the right home? Here are some tips to help narrow the search.
  • 12/13/2011
    Some lenders may be more willing to grant a borrower a principal reduction than a short sale under HAMP, new data suggests. 
  • 12/13/2011
    Fed chair Ben Bernanke knows when he sees a good interest rate. Bernanke refinanced his mortgage for the second time recently to take advantage of record-low rates. 
  • 12/13/2011
    QR (Quick Response) codes can serve as valuable marketing tool, as long as they're used correctly. Make sure you're giving potential clients a reason to scan, such as an exclusive offer or important content.
  • 12/12/2011
    More contingency agreements are popping up that give buyers more time to try to sell their home first before they close on the house they want, real estate agents are reporting. 
  • 12/12/2011
    In some cities, foreclosed homes have been found to shave up to $17,000 off nearby property values. But more banks and GSEs are spending money to better maintain REOs so they don’t hamper values as much. 
  • 12/12/2011
    In facing big inventories of foreclosures, Bank of America considers a deed-for-lease program. 
  • 12/12/2011
    You may soon get more insight into mortgage rates with a new proposal the Federal Reserve is weighing.