Wednesday
April 16, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 04/04/2014
    The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.41 percent this week – more than a full percentage point higher than it was a year ago at this time, Freddie Mac reports. 
  • 04/04/2014
    Dream Town Realty, based in Chicago, has launched a broker division aimed at better serving consumers who identify themselves within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  
  • 04/04/2014
    How do you ensure the security of your clients' personal and financial data? Here are some solutions you should implement in your business today.
  • 04/04/2014
    Google’s home automation company announced it has stopped selling its smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to safety concerns. 
  • 04/03/2014
    As many as 375,000 potential home buyers were priced out of the market in 2013 because of FHA’s high mortgage insurance premiums and strict requirements, NAR president says.
  • 04/03/2014
    RealtyTrac has removed property details such as nearby sex offenders and histories of drug labs from its for-sale listings only weeks after it added such information.
  • 04/03/2014
    Between 2010 and 2013, 51 percent of the population increase in 52 major metros nationwide was in the South, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
  • 04/03/2014
    For the 12th consecutive quarter, rents for stores in shopping centers and malls were on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, a sign that retail landlords may be growing more confident in the economic recovery.
  • 04/03/2014
    Rental properties are allowing investors to build wealth over the long-term while generating monthly income and watching their homes' values appreciate. Here are some of the top-performing markets, according to RealtyTrac.
  • 04/03/2014
    The Senate Finance Committee has passed a two-year retroactive extension of tax relief for households who’ve had mortgage debt forgiven by a lender as part of a short sale or loan modification.