Adam Constantine on MLK Jr.’s impact on housing equality

During the interview, Constantine explains why the industry needs to focus on evoking intentional change rather than launching lackluster initiatives.

Navigating capacity concerns amidst record-high volumes

High loan volumes continues to loom large in the new year, making the “one-stop-shop” approach to the servicing and lending process even more appealing.

Amid record-high origination volumes, mortgage fraud risk is down

CoreLogic's recently released Mortgage Fraud Report is the industry standard for nationwide fraud monitoring and analysis. Read the findings here.

How student loan debt impact homeownership

Student loan expert Catalina Kaiyoorawongs shares her practical and tangible advice for people who feel overwhelmed by their student loan debt.

Real Estate

Realtor.com and EasyKnock team up on new programs

Customers have the option to sell the home while staying put as long as they want

Realtor.com and EasyKnock have teamed up to give customers the option to access the value of their homes without having to move immediately, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through this solution, realtor.com users can determine their eligibility for two EasyKnock programs – Sell and Stay and MoveAbility – at no upfront cost or commitment.

Sell and Stay offers longer-term lease options and the opportunity to buy back the home, while MoveAbility is aimed at homeowners who would like to move but haven’t found their new home yet.

“The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the job market which may lead some families to make extremely difficult decisions,” said Todd Callow, vice president of product management at realtor.com.

“As part of our mission to provide consumers with all of the available information to help make informed decisions, realtor.com will inform consumers about EasyKnock’s options so they can determine if the programs are a good fit for their financial and housing needs,” Callow said.

EasyKnock purchases the home for its full appraised value with a combination of cash and choosing Sell and Stay or MoveAbility, closing on the home within an average of 21 days.

Then, homeowners can choose to rent the home for as long as they want. Once they decide to move out, the consumer lets EasyKnock know they’d like to sell the home, receiving additional proceeds when the sale closes.

EasyKnock said it buys single-family homes, townhomes and warrantable condominiums that are valued between $100,000 and $1,000,000, with the mortgage 40% paid off.

Earlier this week, realtor.com launched Livestream Open Houses, allowing agents to show homes through scheduled live tours. According to realtor.com, the company does expect to continue offering the solution beyond the pandemic.

Most Popular Articles

Prepare for the rise in mortgage rates

Economists offer their takes on how high mortgage rates will climb, how lenders will respond and what impact this will have on the housing market. HW+ Premium Content

Jan 18, 2021 By

Latest Articles

2020 ends with 3.4 million loans in delinquency

The final delinquency tally for December is in, with data revealing that by end of 2020, 1.54 million more mortgages were reported delinquent.

Jan 22, 2021 By
3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

Log In

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Please