Saturday
January 31, 2015

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 01/27/2015
    “More inventories are needed, not less. Or else, home prices could re-accelerate,” according to NAR’s chief economist. 
  • 01/27/2015
    The first wave of home owners who had lost their home to foreclosure or a short sale during the foreclosure crisis are re-emerging. Are you prepared to help these ex-home owners buy again? 
  • 01/27/2015
    A growing number of first-time buyers will likely lead to smaller homes – a downsizing home trend that may start showing itself in 2015 even, according to the builder’s tradegroup.  
  • 01/27/2015
    The Federal Housing Administration’s new lower annual premiums on insurance for home buyers will not come at the cost of another taxpayer bailout, says the HUD secretary. 
  • 01/26/2015
    With a strengthening employment market, many economists are predicting more buyers seeing a much more active housing market in the coming months. Here are some tips to aid in their house-hunt.
  • 01/26/2015
    “Supply is quickly becoming the biggest concern for healthy growth in home sales in 2015,” says the chief economist of realtor.com®. 
  • 01/26/2015
    Some home buyers are stepping off the sidelines as more lenders require less money up-front on a home purchase. 
  • 01/26/2015
    About 20 percent of all properties with a mortgage are now considered “equity rich,” with home owners who have at least 50 percent positive equity in their properties. 
  • 01/26/2015
    Many of U.S. cities are still playing catch up to their pre-recession levels. 
  • 01/26/2015
    In a letter sent out today, ListHub detailed the terms proposed to Zillow before the third-party portal announced in January that it would halt negotiations.