Thursday
October 23, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 10/03/2014
    Ben Bernanke, speaking at a conference in Chicago on Oct. 2, recently admitted that he "recently tried to refinance [his] mortgage," but was "unsuccessful in doing so."
  • 10/03/2014
    Mortgage rates are falling, despite the cuts to the Federal Reserve's monthly bond purchases that were expected to send long-term rates higher. 
  • 10/03/2014
    Nationally, the average monthly cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment in August was $939, but in some neighborhoods across the country renters are paying quadruple that. 
  • 10/03/2014
    Real estate safety has been thrust into the national spotlight after the recent murder of an Arkansas real estate agent. The Birmingham Association of REALTORS® has been using its "10 commandments" of agent safety to remind its members of extra precautions to take while working in real estate. 
  • 10/02/2014
    Wells Fargo and Citigroup are being sued by borrowers who say the banks ruined their credit scores by wrongfully reporting foreclosures and bankruptcies instead of short sales.
  • 10/02/2014
    REALTOR® Magazine spoke to those who knew the Arkansas real estate agent who captivated the industry after she disappeared from a home showing last week. We found out what a wonderful woman she was.
  • 10/02/2014
    Movoto Real Estate set out to identify the smartest suburbs in the country. See if your city made the list. 
  • 10/02/2014
    The single-family rental market may be showing signs of softening, but RealtyTrac identified some of the following markets as still strong bets for investor returns. 
  • 10/02/2014
    News Corp's announced acquisition of Move Inc., which operates NAR's consumer-facing website, realtor.com®, is about making listings and other REALTOR®-focused content easily accessible via the 500 million consumer page views that the media company generates every month, Move CEO Steve Berkowitz says in an interview with REALTOR® Magazine.
  • 10/02/2014
    Could the foreclosure crisis finally be fading away? REO and short sales comprised about 11 percent of total home sales in July, the lowest share since December 2007.