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Mortgage Applications Decrease as Interest Rates Fall

Mortgage Applications Decrease as Interest Rates Fall


  According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications deceased 2.6 percent…

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The 3 Trends Shaping New Construction in 2016’s Market

The 3 Trends Shaping New Construction in 2016’s Market


These three trends illustrate where new construction is heading in 2016 Last week, the U.S….

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Pending Home Sales Rose by How Much?

Pending Home Sales Rose by How Much?


December was a modest month for contract signings, according to NAR Pending home sales…

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Are First-Time Homebuyers Making a Comeback?

Are First-Time Homebuyers Making a Comeback?


First-time homebuyers have been MIA for some time – are they poised for a…

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CoreLogic: Distressed Sales Hit Lowest Nov. Since 2007

CoreLogic: Distressed Sales Hit Lowest Nov. Since 2007


National distressed sales – including real-estate owned (REO) and short sales – fell 1.9…

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These High-End Grocery Stores Boost Your Clients’ Home Values

These High-End Grocery Stores Boost Your Clients’ Home Values


According to a new analysis by Zillow, homes within a mile of either a…

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Texas Price Growth Points to Opportunity

Texas Price Growth Points to Opportunity


The latest Case-Shiller Indices offered numerable insights into the nation’s housing market Home price…

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Are FICO Alternatives Becoming the Preferred Standard?

Are FICO Alternatives Becoming the Preferred Standard?


After years of heavy reliance on FICO scores, some lenders are now saying FICO’s…

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Can You Believe It? TRID’s Impact on Markets is “Minor”

Can You Believe It? TRID’s Impact on Markets is “Minor”


In December, existing-home sales re-found their footing, making up for the misstep in November. What…

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What the Consumers Don’t Know Will Hurt Them

What the Consumers Don’t Know Will Hurt Them


Compared to a few years ago, the lending market is doing quite well. In…

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