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Study Finds Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S.

Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis ...


Q1 Moves: Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Slide

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.54 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2015. This was the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007. The delinquency rate decreased 14 basis points ...


Simplifying the Tenant Screening Process in the Digital Age

The rush of renters flooding markets from coast to coast has real estate professionals scrambling to keep their buyers, sellers, managers and renters happy. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)--Interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages rose this week, with the average on a 30-year loan reaching 3.80 percent, up from 3.68 percent a week earlier, Freddie Mac said Thursday. ...


How Much Should Millennials Invest?

(TNS)--Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000, aka Gen Y) drown in advice about investing for retirement and growing wealth to achieve financial goals. How much to scrape out of each paycheck to grow yourself a sufficient nest egg? Hard to pinpoint, but you ...


Homesnap Announces Agreements With ARMLS®, NorthstarMLS®

ARMLS®, which supports 32,000 subscribers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and NorthstarMLS®, which supports 15,000 REALTORS® in Minneapolis and Western Wisconsin, have both signed up with Homesnap Pro. The pair of MLS servers join many multiple listing services (MLSs) across the country, including 8 of the top 20, who have partnered ...


Know the Risks of Adding Additional Insureds to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


NAR Shows Majority of Metro Areas Experiencing Widening Inequality

Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are going to fewer people and likely leading to worsening inequality in the U.S., according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


New Report Finds Gap between Desire for and Availability of Community Attributes

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released recently by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor ...


MRIS to Kick Off 2015 Real Estate R.O.A.D Show This June

MRIS has recently announced the launch of its 2015 R.O.A.D. Show series. The R.O.A.D. Show, which stands for Reach Out and Discover, is a traveling open house event that will feature opportunities for MRIS customers to network with other real estate professionals and the MRIS team, test drive new MRIS ...


Millennials Emerge after Getting Priced Out of Rentals

Opinions on where real estate prices are heading from here might be mixed, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Millennials will be a big part of it. According to a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the so-called millennial ...


4 Percent of All U.S Single Family Home Sales in Q1 Were Flips

A newly released RealtyTrac® report shows that 17,309 single family homes were flipped—sold as part of an arms-length sale for the second time within a 12-month period—in the first quarter, 4.0 percent of all single family home sales during the quarter. ...


Housing Continues Gradual Recovery

Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released ...


Future Focused: ‘Bringing the World to Austin’

We recently had an interview with Michele and Steve Turnquist with Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake in Austin, Texas, who shared the most popular trends in their market, international relocation growth at their company and how they are prepared to ‘Bring the World to Austin.’ ...


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