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The Great Delay: Student Loan Debt and Homeownership

A record number of Millennials, individuals aged 18 to 34 years, are delaying household formation. This “Great Delay,” instead of the forbearance of impending doom, may actually be a sign of prudent economic decision ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 7.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Final Push on 3 Percent Cap on Fees and Points

In June, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3211, “The Mortgage Choice Act,” which addresses discrimination against affiliate businesses in the calculation of fees and points under the Qualified Mortgage (QM) safe harbor. H.R. 3211 and its Senate companion, S. 1577, are ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Executive Vice President Wendy Forsythe to Reveal New Breed of Real Estate

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), recently announced that Wendy Forsythe, executive vice president and head of global operations for the full-service national real estate brokerage, will serve as a special guest on The Power Is Now online radio broadcast scheduled to air on September 15, 2014 from ...


HUD Awards $3 Million to 13 Public Housing Agencies to Support Emergency, Safety and Security Needs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $3 million to 13 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities. ...


The Most Affordable Cities for Millennial Buyers

It’s no secret young buyers have faced challenges when it comes to saving money to purchase a home of their own thanks to limited job opportunities and skyrocketing debt. Despite all this, the millennial generation still believes in homeownership. To help them achieve ...


CFPB Update for Real Estate Brokers

As the real estate industry continues to recover from the financial meltdown, mortgage lenders, title companies and closing professionals have been adapting to a wide variety of new regulations. And while lenders can quickly recite what they ...


2015 Housing Forecast: Recovery Will Continue Gradually

Americans’ attitudes toward the housing market continued to soften in August and suggest that housing activity may resume its modest recovery in 2015 after some pullback this year, according to results from Fannie Mae’s August 2014 National Housing Survey. Despite ongoing improvements ...


Great Spaces: Tropical, Custom-Built Fort Lauderdale Palace

Florida real estate professionals Sheryl Hodor and partner/son Troy Hotchkiss recently sold 1 Isla Bahia in Fort Lauderdale for $16 million. 1 Isla Bahia is a tropical, custom-built estate with expansive water views, 303 feet of waterfront and 150 feet of private, ...


RES.NET Offers Customizable Solutions in an Enterprise Environment

Since January 2014, more than 20 additional clients have benefited from RES.NET’s custom workflow capabilities. Based on each client’s unique set of business requirements and criteria for compliance metrics, RES.NET enables them to create their own sequence of tasks and modify workflows in just minutes. ...


The Typical American Subdivision

Data collected during a 2014 survey allow NAHB to produce, for the first time, summary statistics that describe the typical residential subdivision being built in the United States. The results were recently published as a Special Study in HousingEconomics.com. For subdivisions of single-family detached homes, the summary ...


Earn $25 Restaurant Gift Card with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program

NAR PULSE—Sign Up and MVP Register for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and earn a John Besh gift card, plus a chance to win $250 American Express gift card with MVP! Your Premier Access pass includes entrance to John Besh’s ...


Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue Decline

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. ...


Move Over Millennials: Home-buying Dreams of Gen Z Teens Revealed

Today’s teens will likely never wait for transportation for more than two minutes, can buy nearly anything with the click of a button and have it delivered in 24 hours, and can instantly consult a cast of 1,000 of their closest friends ...


The Howard Morrel Team Joins Engel & Vo?lkers NYC

European-based global real estate firm Engel & Völkers announced recently that the Howard Morrel Team has joined its New York City brokerage office. Led by Howard Morrel and Leslie Hirsch, the Morrel Team joins the firm having previously been one of the top-performing teams at Brown Harris Stevens. Consistently ranked ...


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