Propy brings Blockchain to Ukraine’s real estate sector as it opens up to foreigners



Decentralized title registry startup Propy has said it’s working with the government of Ukraine to allow online real estate purchases by foreign investors for the first time.

Housing affordability improved in the second quarter



Housing affordability is being propped up by rising incomes and low mortgage rates, according to the latest edition of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

Freddie Mac clamps down on low down payment loans



Mortgage giant Freddie Mac has said it’s tightening up restrictions on low down payment mortgages.

Trulia analysis reveals low inventory causes ‘hurried’ homebuying



Trulia has published the findings of its latest Inventory and Price Watch index, finding that falling inventory is strongly correlated with how long homes stay on the market.

How to locate the ideal mortgage lender for you



It is common knowledge that taking out a mortgage is often a very emotional, time consuming, stressful and confusing process. And that’s the precise reason experts advise you to avoid being overly focused on the best mortgage rates alone.

NAR backs greater protections for homeowners in new flood insurance bill



The National Association of Realtors last week indicated it would support lawmakers in their bid to introduce new flood insurance legislation that would ensure some protection for homeowners against rate increases in the event a flood map changes.

Foreign buyers spent $153 billion on U.S. real estate in 2016



Foreign investment in U.S. real estate has hit a new high, with the amount of cash being invested from overseas growing by 49 percent over the past year

6 essential mortgage tips for first time buyers



Being a real estate agent means more than just showing clients around homes and hoping they’ll like it enough to actually buy it

Zillow: Gen X homeowners struggling to build equity



Gen X homeowners bore the brunt of the housing crash, and it still shows a decade later as they lag behind in gaining equity in their homes

40% of Americans still overestimate down payment costs



Some real estate buyers make false assumptions about how much of a down payment they need to be able to buy a home, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors. The NAR’s 2017 National Housing Pulse survey of 1,500 adults nationwide found that almost 40 percent of consumers believe a down […]

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