Friday
December 19, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 12/03/2014
    Mortgage rates hit an 18-month low last week, but with holiday preparations distracting buyers, the only thing not on the table was mortgage applications.
  • 12/03/2014
    With home owners' utility costs edging higher and higher, builders are looking for ways to help — and solar panels are one popular answer.
  • 12/02/2014
    The National Association of REALTORS® is calling on its members to speak up for home owners and help urge Congress to renew the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act before the end of the year.
  • 12/02/2014
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new lending guidelines went into effect Monday, which are expected to help loosen up the tight credit standards that home buyers and refinancers have faced in recent years.
  • 12/02/2014
    Though home equity lines of credit are becoming one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market, home owners are using the money for more valuable projects than they were before the housing crisis.
  • 12/02/2014
    Cook County, Ill., is accusing the bank giant of making mortgages more expensive for black and Latino borrowers than whites.
  • 12/02/2014
    National home prices continue to moderate following last year's double-digit surge, but some markets remain the exception, seeing big price growth.
  • 12/02/2014
    To impress home buyers, real estate agents should become masters of local market data. There are things you should know to convince your clients you're a go-to expert on your community.
  • 12/01/2014
    Contract signings have remained at a healthy pace for six straight months, despite a dip in October. 
  • 12/01/2014
    Is your market poised for sales gains? You may want to take a closer look at income growth.