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Feb 01

Housing Market Starts 2018 on Positive Note

Housing Market Starts 2018 on Positive Note

Housing Market Starts 2018 on Positive Note Contract signings on home sales rose slightly in December, reaching their highest level since last March, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, moved 0.5 percent higher to a reading of 110.1 last month, 0.5 percent …

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Jan 31

Alternative reasons to refinance

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Jan 30

Will Super Bowl Boost Housing in Host City?

Will Super Bowl Boost Housing in Host City?

Will Super Bowl Boost Housing in Host City? The Super Bowl attracts hundreds of millions of dollars in local tourism and retail business for the city that hosts football’s annual mega-event, but does it have a long-term impact on home sales? Realtor.com® researchers discovered that in host cities, there tends to be at least a …

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Jan 29

Mortgage Rates Continue to Inch Upwards

Mortgage Rates Continue to Inch Upwards

Mortgage Rates Continue to Inch Upwards Fixed-rate mortgages increased again this week, the third consecutive week to see a rise. “Rates keep climbing,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 10-year Treasury yield reached its highest point since 2014 reflecting expectations of broad-based economic growth. Mortgage rates, in turn, followed the surge in Treasury …

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Jan 26

REALTORS® Eye Chance to Grow Global Brand

REALTORS® Eye Chance to Grow Global Brand

REALTORS® Eye Chance to Grow Global Brand REALTORS® plan to further expand their brand to a global audience at the 2018 MIPIM conference, the world’s largest event focused on international real estate, being held March 13-16 in Cannes, France. At the tradeshow, REALTORS® from around the U.S. will have the chance to showcase their markets’ …

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Jan 25

Home Buyers in a Rush to Beat Higher Rates

Home Buyers in a Rush to Beat Higher Rates

Home Buyers in a Rush to Beat Higher Rates Mortgage rates are moving higher, and that has some home shoppers rushing to locking in rates before they edge up even more. Mortgage applications for refinancing and home purchases increased 4.5 percent last week compared to the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage …

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Jan 24

Road to financial freedom? Buy a home…

Road to financial freedom? Buy a home...

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Jan 23

Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud

Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud

Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud With scammers increasingly targeting real estate transactions, the National Association of REALTORS® is teaming up with the FBI and brokerage Realty Executives International to educate the industry on how to identify and help clients avoid wire fraud schemes. A particular cause for concern is hackers who send fake …

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Jan 22

Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages

Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages

Why Your Clients Hate Automated Messages f you’ve set up automated replies to prospect inquiries online, you may be saving time—but turning off potential customers. Only 14 percent of consumers say they will respond to a message they perceive to be automated, while the rest say they’ll ignore it and move on to another service …

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Jan 19

Fannie Offers ‘Healthy Housing’ Incentive

Fannie Offers ‘Healthy Housing’ Incentive

Fannie Offers ‘Healthy Housing’ Incentive Mortgage financing giant Fannie Mae launched a healthy housing reward initiative that offers financial awards to multifamily borrowers who provide services that improve the health and well-being of tenants living in affordable housing. These services could range from day care and food access to youth and education programming and job training. …

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Jan 18

The Fastest Growing States May See Housing Boom

The Fastest Growing States May See Housing Boom

The Fastest Growing States May See Housing Boom The population of the U.S. is growing, rising by 2.2 million people in 2016, according to the latest Census data. But the population growth is not even across the country. For instance, the South and West saw their populations rise by 1.1 percent in 2016, while the …

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Jan 17

Builders Reveal Top 10 Biggest Concerns

Builders Reveal Top 10 Biggest Concerns

Builders Reveal Top 10 Biggest Concerns Homebuilding is still falling short in many markets in alleviating the shrinking inventories of homes for sale. But builders are blaming the construction shortfall on several factors. Read more: What Your Broker Is Worried About Builders revealed the following top 10 “significant” problems they expect to face in 2018, …

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