Thursday
July 2, 2015

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 06/16/2015
    Homebuilders growing optimism about the housing recovery is coming from more serious and committed buyers entering the housing market, according to a new builder sentiment index. 
  • 06/15/2015
    Two major homebuilders will merge to form one single company in a $5.2 billion deal that will put them in control of 74,000 home sites. 
  • 06/15/2015
    "This may be a good time for return and first-time home buyers to surge back into the housing market before rates climb higher, further reducing affordability," according to NAR's Housing Affordability Index.
  • 06/15/2015
    A retired Air Force major who faces kidnapping charges of two real estate agents at gunpoint was released on bond from the Pinellas County jail Friday night.
  • 06/15/2015
    Recent actions by the Federal Housing Administration to reduce its mortgage insurance premiums have contributed to a big spike in its loan volume. 
  • 06/15/2015
    Some of the fastest growing job markets are also becoming some of the least affordable with rental costs.
  • 06/15/2015
    Is a client getting under your skin? A negotiation getting too tense? Here are some tips on how to avoid losing your cool. 
  • 06/12/2015
    Fixed-rate mortgages were back on the rise again this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rising above the 4 percent average for the first time in nearly a year, Freddie Mac reports. 
  • 06/12/2015
    The rapid growth of the renter population expected within the next 15 years will create significant demand for new rental housing construction and encourage a shift of owner-occupied dwellings to rentals, a new report predicts. 
  • 06/12/2015
    Borrowers who aren't as forthcoming on their loan applications on certain items – such as occupancy status – may feel like it's harmless, but lenders say such "white lies" constitute fraud.