NAR: May’s pending home sales hit nine-year high

NAR: May’s pending home sales hit nine-year high

WASHINGTON – June 29, 2015 – Pending home sales continued to rise in May, and they’re now at their highest...

Fla.’s housing market: Prices up, inventory tighter

Fla.’s housing market: Prices up, inventory tighter

Existing-home sales bounce back strongly in May. ORLANDO, Fla. – June 22, 2015 – Tightening inventory continued to impact Florida’s...

Fla. still top destination for international buyers

Fla. still top destination for international buyers

WASHINGTON – June 19, 2015 – In 2014, U.S. foreign homebuyers purchased fewer properties year-to-year, but they spent 13 percent...

When will Fed raise short-term interest rates?

When will Fed raise short-term interest rates?

WASHINGTON (AP) – June 18, 2015 – The Federal Reserve took note Wednesday of a strengthening U.S. economy and appears...

Lenders sniffing out borrowers’ ‘white lies’

Lenders sniffing out borrowers’ ‘white lies’

NEW YORK – June 15, 2015 – Mortgage loan borrowers who stretch the truth to the breaking point on loan...

Average 30-year mortgage rates top 4%

Average 30-year mortgage rates top 4%

Mortgage Rate Trend Index A substantial majority (80%) of industry experts polled this week by Bankrate.com think rates will continue...

Fannie Mae: ‘Things are looking up for housing market

Fannie Mae: ‘Things are looking up for housing market

WASHINGTON – June 10, 2015 – Americans’ attitudes about the housing market are strengthening, according to Fannie Mae’s May 2015...

House value jumping? Save home improvement receipts

House value jumping? Save home improvement receipts

NEW YORK – June 8, 2015 – A “tax time bomb is ticking” for a growing number of homeowners who...

RealtyTrac: Average downpayment at three-year low

RealtyTrac: Average downpayment at three-year low

IRVINE, Calif. – June 4, 2015 — RealtyTrac’s Q1 2015 U.S. Home Purchase Downpayment Report finds that homebuyers continue to...

NAR: Closing timelines change Aug. 1: Prepare now

NAR: Closing timelines change Aug. 1: Prepare now

WASHINGTON – June 1, 2015 – August 1 will be a big day for real estate professionals. That’s when two...