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Rising Home Prices Drive Home Warranty Sales

As home prices rebound in a recovering housing economy, more sellers are purchasing extended home warranties to give themselves a competitive edge. ...


Ask the Expert: Home Inspections and Infared Thermal Imagers

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Trevor Welby-Solomon, Vice President/Technical Services & Support for Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection. ...


Home Builder Sentiment Hits 8-Year High

Home builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for the fourth consecutive month, reaching an eight-year high, the National Association of Home Builders reported recently ...


Mortgage Delinquencies Fall Signaling Improving Housing Market

The percentage of homeowners behind on mortgage payments or in the process of foreclosure is at a five-year low for the second quarter, according to a recent survey. Dom Frommeyer, CRMS, the president of NAMB, The Association of Mortgage Professionals, weighs ...


Realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report Shows Dramatic National Year-Over-Year Inventory Declines are Easing

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for the month of July 2013. July's real estate market data shows the nation experienced a 5.24 percent decline in housing inventory, which is the second month ...


Rebounding Economy Triggers Growth in Luxury Real Estate Market

The luxury market has seen a marked increase in activity the first half of the year, in large part due to the healthy return of the North American luxury real estate market, as well as the return of second home purchase activity. Growth has been notable not only in the ...


Confidence in Homeownership is Up, Millennials Especially Enthusiastic

The second quarter Consumer Outlook Survey just released by Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, portrayed a particularly positive viewpoint of the housing market, with millennials at the forefront of the sanguine stats. A solid 80 percent ...


The Mortgage Professor: Before Closing a Refinance, Be Ready to Rescind

(MCT)—Rescinding a contractual agreement is unusual. A major purpose of contracts is to define the rights and obligations of each party, and if provision is made for a rescission, a penalty will almost always be imposed on the rescinding party. For example, when one party to a merger recently decided ...


Flipping Homes Is Hot Once More

(MCT)—Seasoned real estate investor Kurt De Meire led an eager group of students on a field trip to a recent foreclosure auction. He wanted to show them how to flip homes — find bargains and resell them quickly at a profit. ...


Expectations for Improvement in Housing Sector Continue

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market are increasingly positive despite the recent steep rise in mortgage interest rates, according to results from Fannie Mae’s July 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


Are July Prices Signaling the New Normal?

While extremes continue in some markets, the national trend in Clear Capital’s July data is moderation as markets at both ends of the spectrum stabilize and return to historic patterns. Has the New Normal arrived? ...


Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

(MCT)—Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. ...


Las Vegas Breaks Out with 31.2 Percent Yearly Growth in July

Clear Capital. one of the premium providers of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through July 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


Research Links Mortgage Interest Deduction with Economic Opportunity

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is linked positively with intergenerational mobility – a measure of economic opportunity – according to new academic research from economists at Harvard and Berkeley. This paper comes on the heels of separate research showing that trading the MID for lower individual income tax rates results ...


Realtor.com® Back to School Survey Finds School Boundaries Play Major Role in Home Buying Decisions

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., recently announced the results of its Back to School survey that ran on realtor.com® from July 18-22 and analyzed how much impact school boundaries have on buyers looking to purchase a home within two ...


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