In the first three quarters of 2014, there were 1,675 total units sold at $1 million or more in the Chicago area, which is up 8% over last year. The homes sold with a median sales price of $1,350,000, which is up 3% compared to the same period in 2013.
Re/Max Holdings recorded better-than-expected second-quarter revenue as it continued to grow its pool of real estate agents. The real estate company reported a profit of $4.4 million, or $0.36 a share.
The HW 30 – HousingWire’s exclusive list of mortgage industry and real estate stocks – rose 1.87% by market close on Wednesday as the nation’s top three stock indices fell on news that the U.S. government remained closed.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
Legacy insurers are headed toward solid ground, with some experiencing their first full year of profitability since the housing crash. New entrants, meanwhile, are raising capital, entering the fray and gaining market share. Read More
First, I’m not suggesting totally yanking FICO or Vantage Scores or anything like that. What I am recommending is the adoption of other models that would equally, or even more effectively, determine who can repay a loan. Read More