Parents are refinancing their homes to help their kids win ‘bidding wars’



With bidding wars becoming increasingly prevalent in a housing market that’s plagued by low inventories, some parents and their adult children are teaming up to help them better compete.

Mortgage application fraud grows 17% in first half of 2017



Mortgage fraud is back in vogue with reports suggesting that a growing number of borrowers are lying on their loan applications.

Tips to help you appear more confident when speaking to clients



Whether it’s speaking in front of a group of other agents or a simple presentation of a listing to prospective clients, it’s important that you come off as being assured so people appreciate you’re an expert in what

Real estate data firm CoStar acquires ForRent.com in $385M deal



Internet-based real estate data firm CoStar Inc. has said it plans to acquire apartment listings firm ForRent.com for a whopping $385 million as it continues its expansion into the multi-family home market.

Home builder Lennar offers to help pay off some student’s debts with new mortgage deal



Home building firm Lennar Corp. is trying to make it easier for new graduates saddled with student debt to buy a home. The company has just launched a new mortgage product wherein it promises to help young adults

Lenders are easing standards, making it easier to obtain a mortgage



Government-backed mortgage services Fannie Mae says that lenders are easing their standards for consumers to qualify for a mortgage.

Freddie Mac says sales will rise in 2018 as new home starts increase



It might be a bit early to start making predictions for real estate in 2018, but that hasn’t stopped Freddie Mac from attempting to do so.

Houston real estate bounces back after Hurricane Harvey flooding



The catastrophic flooding that came after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston,Texas hasn’t deterred buyers from snapping up real estate in the city.

Mortgage applications rise on low interest rates



The number of mortgage applications finally grew last week, thanks to a surge of refinancing applications that came about as interest rates headed south.

HUD plans tougher limits on reverse mortgages



Reverse mortgages could be about to lose their sheen after the Department of Housing and Urban Development said it will increase premiums and tighten loan limits

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