FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'National Association of Realtors'


Move, Realtor.com name Suhail Ansari chief technology officer

Former vice president of engineering at eBay joins real estate search site
Move, Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, announced the appointment of Suhail Ansari as the company’s new chief technology officer. At Move, Ansari will be responsible for overseeing the company’s technology strategy.
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Despite decrease, existing-home sales maintain healthy pace

NAR: “Cooldown in October was likely given”
Although total existing-home sales decreased 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in October, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said a sales cooldown in October was likely given the pullback in contract signings the last couple of months.
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Pending home sales continue to cool off in September

Hit second lowest reading in 2015
Pending home sales continued to cool off in September, dropping for the second-straight month. According to the National Association of Realtors' chief economist, a combination of factors likely led to September’s dip in contract signings.
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NAR lends support to bill that would overhaul FHA condo restrictions

Chris Polychron testifies before House Financial Services subcommittee
The Federal Housing Administration's current restrictions on condominium financing present a significant hurdle for one of America's most affordable options, according to testimony given on Capitol Hill by Chris Polychron, the president of the National Association of Realtors.
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Judge in Zillow-Move lawsuit orders forensic analysis of computers

Includes personal computers of Zillow execs Samuelson and Beardsley
Zillow has to submit to an independent forensic analysis of employee computers in its ongoing dispute with Move Inc and the National Association of Realtors, a judge ordered Friday. Here are the latest developments in the heated legal battle over the alleged theft of trade secrets.
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Move acquires Reesio as online homebuyer competition intensifies

Deal follows Zillow acquisition of online document company DotLoop
In a development that shows the battle for online real estate dominance now extends beyond the listing to the complete transaction itself, Move Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, announced the acquisition of Reesio, a document and transaction management platform that allows the entire real estate transaction to be done online.
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