There was BIG NEWS today in the mortgage world. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced that they were granted permission from the Federal Housing and Finance agency to charge an “ADVERSE MARKET FEE” of .50% on all refinance loans. This fee which the lenders are saying is to address risk management because of the current […]
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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in San Francisco. There were a number of highlights on my trip, including speaking to the Women’s Council of REALTORS® on the power of Memorable Marketing. Additionally, I got to know a number of fantastic agents who visited my booth to […]
Just when we thought the real estate market was back and moving along nicely, the government decided to shut down. Real estate is driven by consumers who are ready to buy and sell, and when consumer confidence gets low, sellers and buyers stall too. Buyers who are ready to sign on the dotted line are […]
How much do you really know about international home buyers? Take the 10 question NAR Quiz and find out! Click here to go take the quiz
“Aging in Place” has been a buzzphrase for awhile, but what does this mean for what buyers want in a home? Click here to read the full article!
According to Goldman Sachs, more than half the homes sold last year and half of all the homes sold in 2013 were purchased without a mortgage. Click here to read the whole article!
Looking for a daily digest of what’s happening in the world of real estate? Every morning the Daily Zebra curates news and stories from dozens of online resources into one easy-to-browse location for your reading convenience. The Daily Zebra covers market news, stories to help you keep your business tech-savvy, business tips, political real estate […]
A two-year interest rate high is driving down the number of new mortgage applications. Read the article here: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/07/25/loan-demand-continues-soften
According to the National Association of REALTORS, existing home sales went up another 4.2% in May, with prices increasing into double digits over last year. To read the entire article and watch NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explain the situation and what to expect moving forwards: please click here.
According to RealtyTrac, pre-foreclosure filings are down 39.6% over the prior year. Click here to read more at www.realtytrac.com