Top Agent Network Brings Lawsuit Against Zillow, Alleging Fraud



medium_5697895

Top Agent Network, a real estate business networking site, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Zillow stole its trade secrets and made a copycat version of its “coming soon” feature for listings.

How to Sell a Previously Flooded Home



medium_4102303066

As a homeowner, flooding can be a terrifying experience, causing thousands of dollars of damage by rotting wood, rusting metal, delaminate flooring, and more.

Detroit Foreclosure Auction Attracts $3M Bid for 6,000 Crumbling Homes



medium_4613829461

Detroit is on a mission to unload its blight, with plans to foreclose on one of every five properties in default in the city. Last week, in a mega-auction, one bidder offered up $3.2 million for a bundle of more than 6,000 foreclosures, which equates to about $500 per property.

Boomerang Buyers AREN’T Bouncing Back



boomerang

Only a small number of Americans who went through a foreclosure or short sale during the economic downturn have bought homes again, according to a study by Experian.

Using Sugarsync as a Backup for your Real Estate Data



sugarsync1

Sugarsync is an online service that requires a download of their software, but once that’s done, your important files will be kept in sync between your computer and the online versions.

Top 5 Markets for Real Estate Investors in 2015



medium_3506557840

Typical investor magnets like San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Seattle are getting new competition from some rapidly growing markets that are set to emerge as investors top choices in the year ahead.

Follow These 10 Steps To Save Your Home From Foreclosure



Foreclosure

If you are worried about keeping up with your house payments, you may be stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, or just plain tired. You’re scared. But it’s important to act quickly to find solutions. Keep in mind you can’t save a home you’ve already lost.

Lenders Go All-In On Multifamily Apartments



Apartments

Lenders dished out $172.5 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units in 2013 — a multifamily lending record, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association report.

College Grads Set to Drive Growth in Some Cities



medium_4608963722

About a quarter more young college grads live in a major metro area today than in 2000, double the percentage increase in cities’ total populations, according to a report by the City Observatory.

FHFA Plans to Ease Lending Standards



Saving-for-a-Home

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt on Monday announced plans to expand home buyers’ access to mortgages by loosening up lending standards. During the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual conference, Watt said FHFA will release guidelines “in the coming weeks” to allow increased lending to borrowers with down payments as low as 3 percent. FHFA, […]