Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA

Items Tagged with 'Realtors'


Realtors applaud reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

House votes overwhelmingly for measure, curbs Dodd-Frank effects
Trey Garrison
The overwhelming vote to TRIA includes protections for small businesses from some of the onerous requirements of Dodd-Frank. Here's how.
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Realtors push for more policies to boost first-time homebuyers

NAR: Congress, White House must do more for housing
Trey Garrison
Realtors want to open the credit boxes even more and want Washington to push policies to help those with lower credit and less savings buy homes. Haven't we heard this one before?
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This chart shows home price expectation over the next 12 months

Realtors weigh in
Brena Swanson
Home prices aren't expected to grow more than 5% in the next 12 months. This chart reveals where they will grow across the nation, and by how much.
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From HW Magazine

Realtors and the net neutrality debate

Why did NAR jump onto the Title II net neutrality bandwagon?
Trey Garrison
A week after the White House and Democrats took a historic beating in the midterm elections, the White House issued a statement with its forceful support of the FCC's taking up a Title II net neutrality that would essentially treat the Internet like a public utility.
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Want a free Bentley? Sell this house

Agent who finds buyer for $10 million house gets added bonus
Ben Lane
Whoever finds a buyer for the nearly $10 million home will not only get his or her commission on the sale, the seller is also throwing in a new a 2015 Bentley at no charge. Just consider it a little cherry on top of your normal compensation.
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Stalkers can use profile information against Realtors

Potential stalker creeping out Mass. real estate agents
Trey Garrison
Real estate agents often put their personal information out there, as it can help clients connect with them. Unfortunately, it may also be helping out suspected stalkers like this one in Massachusetts.
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Prediction: Realtors almost totally unnecessary by 2025

Report predicts half of today’s occupations gone in 10 years
Trey Garrison
Buying a home may become more of an online process than you can even imagine now – especially by the year 2025.
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Can subprime loans solve the credit crunch?

Could re-energize the housing market
Daren Blomquist and Peter Miller
This means that right now, today, lenders can offer FHA-insured subprime loans, loans where the lender has no risk because the FHA provides 100% coverage for any lender losses. Do lenders make such loans? Not hardly.
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Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market

So what does this mean for homeowners and buyers?
Richard Green

A wealthy buyer from China can look at even the most expensive California markets like San Marino and think, “I can get a lot of house there without spending a lot of money.”

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Realtor confidence on home price growth slips, but solid

Members less confident than trade economists on coming year
Trey Garrison
Members of the National Association of Realtors expect home prices to increase modestly in the next 12 months, with the median expected price increase at 3.5%, according to data gathered from the August 2014 Realtor Confidence Index Survey.
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