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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Carrington Title Services Sharpens Its Focus on Curative

Carrington Title Services, LLC (Carrington), a national title agency with expertise in providing title insurance, settlement services and data products to the real estate community in connection with real estate purchases and mortgage refinances, as well as Real Estate Owned (REO), short sale and commercial transactions, has announced plans ...


Mortgage Returns Selects Kim Goldstone as Director of Marketing

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has selected Kim Goldstone as the company’ s new director of marketing where she will supervise the marketing team and oversee all corporate communications. ...


Home Rental Interest Rises, Apartment Rentals Still Reign: Survey

The amount of renters in theU.S. has expanded significantly nationwide since the burst of the housing bubble. As the market continues to swell and demand for both home and apartment rental properties increases,Homes.com® and sister site, ForRent.com®, conducted a survey to gauge the mindset of today’s renter. The ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should You Prepare Your Clients for Homeownership?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Vernon, Home Loans Sales Executive for Bank of America. ...


FHFA Seeks Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantee Fees

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced it is requesting input on the guarantee fees (g-fees) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders. ...


Reducing Transaction Liability with Home Warranties

When buying a home, one can only anticipate that everything will go according to plan. Buyers dot their i’s and cross their t’s with high hopes that the furnace or other major systems won’t fail shortly after the deal is made. But why not protect your purchase with a reassuring ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should I Apply for a Loan with or without my Spouse?

(MCT)—QUESTION: My wife and I are looking to purchase a $450,000 home, and I am wondering whether I should apply for the mortgage as an individual, or jointly with my wife. I make $84,000 a year and have a credit score of ...


RELO Direct Announces Promotion of Christine Minakakis

Chicago-based RELO Direct®, Inc. has promoted Christine Minakakis to client service manager, the company announced. In this position, she will be the sole contact for the relocating employees of select RELO Direct® clients. Through RELO Direct’s Direct TouchSM model, client service managers are responsible for managing every facet of an ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; Current Rate Is 4.04%

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.04 percent, up three basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked at 4.12 percent on Thursday before dropping to 4.03 percent on Friday, where rates hovered for the remainder of the week. ...


REALTOR® University Graduates: Setting a New Standard

NAR PULSE—The pioneering class of REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate program is re-entering the industry armed with new knowledge and a new title that can help lift their careers to new levels. Since claiming their diplomas at REALTOR® U’s first-ever ...


Spring-Summer Buying and Selling Season Yet to Bloom

Americans’ concerns about the direction of the economy and their household income appear to be weighing on housing growth, according to results from Fannie Mae’s May 2014 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who believe the economy is headed in the ...


A Closer Look at Inflation and Its Impact on Real Estate

The current inflation rate is not worrisome, but is always worth a close look. Any surprise uptick in inflation automatically pushes up mortgage rates. ...


Great Spaces: Pop Musician’s Amazing Arizona Estate

Have you ever wanted to live like a pop superstar? This 1929 Arizona residence, owned by Grammy Award-winning country music star Linda Ronstadt, offers privacy and luxury right in the heart of Tucson. ...


Barbecue Safety Tips

(MCT)—Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills. It’s June — the (unofficial) start of barbecue season. And as you maneuver this meaty course, stay alert for these flags along the way: ...


REALTOR® Justin Smith Is EBCBOR’s Rookie Salesperson of the Year

The Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors® (EBCBOR) announces Rutherford resident, Justin Smith, Realtor® with RE/MAX White House, as the recipient of the 2013 Rookie Salesperson of the Year award. Smith was recognized as a rising star in the real estate profession during the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Luncheon ...


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