The First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Perfect House



Literally, there are millions of homes for sale nationwide at any given moment. With so many options available, finding the best house can be a huge challenge.

Home Bay expands into title and settlement services after buying stake in OnTitle



San Diego-based Home Bay has recently extended its escrow services beyond its home state of California, into states including Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

Will the Hot Market Cool Down for Better Home Buying Conditions



Spring has sprung and in some markets the best houses are selling in three to five days, with multiple offers and even bidding wars. According to data from the National Association of Realtors

FHFA details plans to help borrowers with limited English proficiency



In an effort to overcome some of the obstacles in the way of limited English proficiency borrowers, the Federal Housing Finance agency has released a new Language Access Multi-Year Plan that lays out potential solutions.

Despite continued inventory woes, housing affordability increases in Q1



Increases in mortgage rates are being offset by rising incomes, providing a small boost to housing affordability in the first quarter of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Mortgage or Deed of Trust?



When real estate purchasers apply for a loan, they call it a mortgage. In about 35 of the states, a mortgage is what they will sign at closing.

Report: House hunting takes more time, but buyers refuse to give up



Consumers in the hunt for a new home say it’s taking a significant amount of time to find the perfect property. In fact, some 51 percent of respondents in a recent survey said it’s taking them three months or more to find a home that meets their

First-Time Home Sellers: 5 Hacks for Maximizing Your Selling Price



Selling your first home is almost as exhilarating as buying your first home. Knowing you have the ability to get more money for the home you’ve lived in helps you see there are things you can do to make money

First-Time Homebuyers: How Modern Technology is Changing the Experience



It used to be that your first stop to buying a home was to the local real estate office. Technology has made shopping for a home more convenient.

Disputing a Low Home Appraisal



Rapidly rising home prices and bidding wars set the stage for appraisals coming in that don’t support the value of mortgage loans being asked for. Seasonal changes are another

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