Real Estate Trends Archive
RE Technology, a comprehensive real estate technology media site, has released its third annual technology guide, the company has announced. The 2013 Technology Guide provides information on leading technology companies
ShowingTime, a leading real estate showing management technology provider, announced recently that four more MLSs are adding its online scheduling system to their systems to help members manage showings directly through the MLS. ...
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Home prices are rising at double digit rates. Inventories are at historic lows. Two out of five applicants for a purchase mortgage are rejected. Yet nearly three quarters of Americans say it’s a good time
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Many residents in rural America would have reduced access to mortgage credit despite accommodations included in new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) mortgage rules, according to survey results
released recently by the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). ICBA’s Community Bank Qualified Mortgage Survey found that provisions for balloon-payment mortgage loans and rural community banks in the CFPB’s ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage regulations need to go further to adequately protect the customers of many Main Street community bank lenders.
Metropolitan area median home prices continued to rise in the first quarter, with the national gain showing the best year-over-year performance in over seven years,
Trulia, Inc., a leading online marketplace for homebuyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Market Leader, Inc., a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based customer relationship management (CRM) software for the real estate sector, for approximately $355 million, or an implied price of $11.33 per share (based on Trulia’s closing share price on Tuesday, May 7, 2013).
Market Leader’s shareholders will receive $6.00 in cash and 0.1553 shares
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), have long recognized the growing need for innovation in the real estate industry—particularly now as real estate is making a comeback
Homeowners with positive equity in their homes have fewer problem loans and are outperforming the national average for defaults. Their default rates are close to pre-crisis norms.
Carrington Holding Company, LLC (Carrington) recently announced the rebranding of its national real estate brokerage, Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, LLC, to Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC.
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced recently that it is directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to limit their future mortgage acquisitions to loans that meet the requirements for a qualified mortgage, including those that meet the special or temporary qualified mortgage definition, and loans that are exempt from ...
CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, has released its March CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.5 percent on a year-over-year basis in March 2013 compared to March 2012. This change represents the biggest year-over-year increase since March 2006 and the 13th ...