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Smarter Lending Drives First Mortgage Originations for Subprime Borrowers

According to data from the latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, first mortgage originations for subprime borrowers (consumers with an Equifax Risk Score™ of 620 or below) have shown steady growth from January to October 2015 with more than 312,000 new mortgages originated totaling $50.7 billion. This represents an increase ...


Long & Foster Teams with Wilsey Realty in Cape May, N.J.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. recently announced that it has joined forces with Wilsey Realty. Going forward, Wilsey Realty, a real estate brokerage and vacation rentals firm in Cape May, N.J., will operate under the Long & Foster brand at its existing location. April Vanaman, who currently heads Long ...


Realogy Announces Ascend Program’s First Graduating Class of Future Brokerage Leaders

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the first graduating class of Ascend: The Executive Leadership ExperienceSM. The AscendSM executive leadership program is available exclusively to Realogy brand-affiliated brokerage owners who are in the process of grooming a successor to lead their company into the future. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Hilton Head Island – Bluffton

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first South Carolina shop, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to residents of this rapidly growing area. ...


Urban Home Values Outpace the Suburbs

Urban home values are outpacing the value of homes in the suburbs in most top-tier metros, as city life gains popularity and high-end condos fill the sky in Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and other ...


New Home Sales: Sources of Financing

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals an ongoing long-run trend toward conventional mortgages. ...


Realogy Appoints Duncan Niederauer, Former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, to Its Board of Directors

Former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange Duncan Niederauer has been appointed to Realogy Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors, the company has announced. With his appointment as an independent director, the Realogy Board now consists of 10 directors, eight of whom are classified as independent directors for purposes of ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2016 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® not only help their clients achieve the American Dream by helping them buy and sell their homes, they also volunteer countless hours to help improve and develop their communities. For eight years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors®extend and enhance their charitable work through the Volunteering Works grant and mentoring ...


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Names Lauren Buchel Regional Director for Midwest Territory

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has announced that Lauren Buchel has joined the company as the new regional director for its Midwest territory. Buchel will be responsible for providing strategic consulting to Weichert® affiliated offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio to help bolster their respective local market ...


Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

Mortgage rates move lower for the fourth consecutive week as the Fed held interest rates steady at its FOMC meeting on Wednesday, according to Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


Spotlight: Protect Your Home and Budget with a First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation Home Warranty

When it comes to home warranty providers in the Memphis, Tenn., market, the competition is fierce. For Bill Maury—vice president and broker at Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury—First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation has gone above and beyond in offering his buyer and seller clients added peace of mind for the past ...


Major Improvement: 6.4 Million U.S. Properties End 2015 Underwater

As of the end of 2015, there were 6.4 million (6,436,381) U.S. properties seriously underwater — where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market value — representing 11.5 percent of all properties with a mortgage, according ...


Consumers Feel Confident in January

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in December, improved moderately in January. The Index now stands at 98.1 (1985=100), up from 96.3 in December. The Present Situation Index was unchanged at 116.4, while the Expectations Index increased from 83.0 to 85.9 in January. ...


5 Reasons Now Is the Time to Buy a Home According to a Top Economist

Ted Jones, Stewart Title's chief economist, says now is inarguably the right time to buy a home. Those who have been waiting on the sidelines, struggling with rising rent and dreaming of a place to call their own should ...


Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward in December

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fueled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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