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Black Knight: Mortgage forbearances finish February with weekly increase
Black Knight: Mortgage forbearances finish February with weekly increase

The increase follows a decline earlier in February that cut the number of homeowners in forbearance plans to less than 2.7 million, the first dip below that threshold since April 2020.

Houston brokers skeptical of Zillow deal
Houston brokers skeptical of Zillow deal

The news that Zillow is purchasing ShowingTime for $500 million sent shockwaves through the residential real estate industry in February.

RE/MAX, NAREB take on homeownership racial gap
RE/MAX, NAREB take on homeownership racial gap

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has joined the RE/MAX Strategic Alliances program to help grow homeownership among minority groups.

Median home sales price nears record-high
Median home sales price nears record-high

The median sales price in the first month of 2021 was up 11.8% from January 2020 to $285,000, nearly matching the record high of $290,000 set last August.

Home sizes expected to rise in post-COVID world
Home sizes expected to rise in post-COVID world

After declining for years, the size of new single-family homes has begun to level off as consumers spend more time at home, a National Association of Home Builders analysis found.

Low-income housing doesn’t hurt home prices
Low-income housing doesn’t hurt home prices

The study dispels a long-held belief that nearby homes lose value once low-income housing is built in an area.

Rate of homebuyers who are outbid doubles
Rate of homebuyers who are outbid doubles

The top reason why long-time searchers have not purchased a home is because 40% say they were outbid.

Houston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise
Houston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise

“The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.

Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity
Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity

Super Bowl time is almost here, and for those who enjoy the commercials as much as the game, keep an eye out for a new ad from retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate. The ad is part of their national

National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020
National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020

The lists below detail campaign contributions by the National Association of Realtors in 2020 and 2018. The info is via opensecrets.org. 2020  Recipient Total From Individuals From Organization Recipient Type View Type Chamber Gonzalez Jenniffer $2,000 $2,000 $0 Candidate

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