Monday
December 18, 2017

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 08/09/2011
    After trying to sell his home for six months himself, the founder of ForSalebyOwner.com decided to to get the help of a real estate agent. Yes, he then sold it--and for a higher price, too.
  • 08/09/2011
    Clean layouts, compelling stories, appealing images and client reviews make for a more engaging real estate Web site. Try applying these principles to attract more visitors.
  • 08/08/2011
    It’s the question your customers are likely asking: What effect will the S&P’s downgrade to the U.S. credit rating have on mortgage rates? 
  • 08/08/2011
    A new study recently identified the "sickest housing markets," based on home owner and rental vacancy rates, where home values have dropped the fastest, among other factors. See which metro areas topped the list. 
  • 08/08/2011
    About 44 percent people between the ages of 18-29 say they will have to delay buying a home due to economic factors, according to a new survey.
  • 08/08/2011
    "We're continuing to see a slight improvement in home prices and a decline in mortgage defaults as our foreclosure prevention programs reach more borrowers upstream in the process,” says the Housing and Urban Development assistant secretary.
  • 08/08/2011
    In one of the cases, authorities accused parties of setting fire to a South Florida townhome and trying to profit off the insurance claim money. 
  • 08/08/2011
    Lawmakers who want elevated limits on loans backed by federal institutions to remain in place face opposition from House Republican leadership and the Obama administration.
  • 08/05/2011
    Spread the word to potential buyers: They’re purchasing power may have just gotten better. Mortgage rates dropped sharply this week with 30-year rates reaching its lowest average for the year and 15-year rates and 5-year ARMS reaching new overall record lows. 
  • 08/05/2011
    Standard & Poor's lowered its credit rating for PMI Mortgage Insurance, following big losses from the company during the second quarter of 2011. PMI warns it may even have to stop writing insurance policies in several states.