Trump administration proposes to privatize Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac



President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed the privatization of mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of sweeping chances to the way the government is organized, it was reported last week.

Wellness features becoming a key factor for home buyers



Developers are increasingly viewing wellness features as a big selling point for buyers. Wellness was first incorporated into commercial real estate in order

Startup OpenDoor raises $325M in mega-funding round



Online real estate marketplace OpenDoor says it’s raising a whopping $325 million in financing, valuing the company at more than $2 billion.

NAR economist Yun calls for new home construction to solve the inventory crisis



Unemployment rates are at their lowest level since 2000, while the economy is by all accounts running strong. But although these conditions might normally seem ideal for the real estate market

Cities battle against a flood of Chinese real estate investors



Chinese investors snapped up around $100 billion worth of property around the world in 2016. While most countries normally like to encourage this kind of investment,

This year’s hurricane season could cost even more, report finds



Hurricane season is upon us once again, and experts are warning that this year’s storms could create even higher reconstruction costs than the last.

Zillow introduced changes to its Premier Agent leads program



Zillow is introducing changes to its Premier Agent program that it first announced in April which it said should be beneficial to consumers. However, agents themselves are still uncertain if that’s the case.

Deal killers: When home sales get sabotaged



If you’re struggling to sell a particular client’s home despite there being nothing wrong with the property on the face of it, it could well be that someone is sabotaging your efforts.

Real estate agent Ben Caballero sets world record, selling 3,556 homes in a single year



Ben Caballero, a real estate agent based in Addison, Texas, has entered the Guinness World Records after selling an astonishing 3,556 homes in a single year, a new world record.

Cash-strapped buyers turn to crowdfunding to raise a down payment



A growing number of aspiring homeowners are turning to crowdfunding platforms as a way of raising funds to cover their down payments. Crowdfunding platforms such as HomeFundMe and Feather the Nest have recently emerged, catering specifically for the home down payment market, Realtor.com reports. The idea is that wannabe homeowners can use the platforms to […]

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