Monday
January 26, 2015

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 01/15/2015
    Markets that are strongholds for technology jobs are changing as the industry evolves.
  • 01/14/2015
    A researcher reports in the Harvard Business Review that a bad first impression can be corrected with some thought and attention.
  • 01/14/2015
    The FHA’s mortgage premium reduction likely will help more than 2 million borrowers save an average of $900 annually over the next three years, and encourage nearly a quarter-million first-time home buyers to make a move, says HUD’s secretary. 
  • 01/14/2015
    Consumers who saw rates plunge last week responded enthusiastically as mortgage applications drew markedly higher activity.
  • 01/14/2015
    Condo homeowner associations are more and more willing to trigger foreclosures against late owners who have fallen behind on their HOA fees. But mortgage lenders are worried about HOAs’ move. 
  • 01/14/2015
    Credit unions have quadrupled their market share since 2006, offering home buyers another option from the traditional mortgage lender. 
  • 01/14/2015
    You may often be tethered to your smartphone to stay connected to your business—and a new study suggests why you may want to keep that phone near you.  
  • 01/13/2015
    The most popular days for closings tend to be Fridays and the last business day of the month, according to NAR. But which months see more closings?
  • 01/13/2015
    Many borrowers are spending too much in mortgage payments because they didn't shop around for lenders enough. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has a new online toolkit to help consumers find the best deal.
  • 01/13/2015
    "Lower oil prices mean a lower inflation rate, which pushes down mortgage rates," say economists with the National Association of REALTORS®.