Saturday
August 29, 2015

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 12/27/2013
    If your 2014 business plan includes sending handwritten thank-you cards or any other first-class mailings, you may want to stock up on forever stamps before the Jan. 26 increase.
  • 12/27/2013
    While effective home staging can influence first impressions of a property, new research concludes that the strategy by itself may not convince buyers to pay more. 
  • 12/26/2013
    The incoming director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency says that he will delay Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's planned increases on mortgage fees until he has time to review the reasoning behind it.
  • 12/26/2013
    The rise in interest rates "will get people sitting on the fence to decide, 'We better do something or it's going to cost us money,'" some real estate professionals predict.
  • 12/26/2013
    Sales of new single-family homes dropped 2.1 percent in November, but they are still keeping a pace well above a year ago.
  • 12/26/2013
    Sales of bank-owned homes made up 10 percent of residential sales in November, the third consecutive month for increases in REO sales, RealtyTrac reports.
  • 12/26/2013
    Mortgage applications dropped 6.3 percent last week on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would start to taper its bond-buying stimulus program after the first of the year.
  • 12/26/2013
    If Congress doesn't act on the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, which expires at the end of this year, it could leave distressed borrowers with an additional financial burden in 2014.
  • 12/23/2013
    The housing recovery is expected to remain strong in the new year, driven by economic growth and an improving employment picture, economists say.
  • 12/23/2013
    Home prices surged 11.3 percent in 2013, helping home owners see gains in their pocketbooks.