Monday
December 22, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 12/18/2014
    For the third consecutive year, mortgage fraud is on the rise as more loan applications are found to contain misrepresentations.
  • 12/18/2014
    The number of first mortgages at least 90 days past due continues to fall.
  • 12/17/2014
    IBM researchers have found that discarded laptop batteries still pack enough power to light up many homes. Where will this green technology benefit people?
  • 12/17/2014
    Many factors can increase the closing costs buyers face — but they can control some of them. Give your buyer clients more money at the table and help them stretch their buying budget by pointing out these valuable tips to lower closing costs.
  • 12/17/2014
    Construction in the new-home market fell last month, but analysts describe it more as a temporary blip after several months of increases rather than a derailment of the recovery. 
  • 12/17/2014
    Even though print marketing isn’t returning the same sales lead success as online promotions, real estate pros say they’re not giving up on print yet.
  • 12/17/2014
    The season's slow momentum is hard to fight: Even as mortgage rates fell to their lowest level since May 2013, applications dropped 3.3 percent.
  • 12/17/2014
    With the private sector increasing its involvement, GSEs Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are likely to guarantee fewer and fewer loans over the next decade, according to a new report.
  • 12/16/2014
    The majority of Americans say they are living in less-than-ideal housing and neighborhoods, according to a new report identifying the top unmet needs in housing.
  • 12/16/2014
    The net worth of American families has plunged 40 percent since 2007, right before the financial crisis struck, according to the Pew Research Center.