Fannie Mae teams up with DocuSign to ease the paperwork burden

The Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, is finally joining the digital revolution. It’s just announced a new partnership with DocuSign to give buyers an “easy, fast and secure way” to perform electronic signatures

Detroit gets $30M to rejuvenate blighted neighborhoods

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership with leading civic and community organizations to rejuvenate up to 300 single-family homes and properties that have faced decades of blight.

Home sales improve, but first-time buyers still struggle

Next year will be a big one for the residential real estate industry with home sales increasing to 5.5 million units, up from 5.3 million units this year, according to the National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

The HUD wants to make public housing ‘smoke-free’

Smoking may soon be illegal in the more than 1.2 million public homes run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

50 communities complete revitalization plans in bid to become America’s best

Fifty quarter-finalist communities across the country have been hard at work developing Community Revitalization Plans to jump-start their local economies and improve quality of life

Creating Better Curb Appeal in a New Neighborhood

Your home’s curb appeal is directly related to its value. Even if your home is a gorgeous showplace on the inside, a bland exterior can turn away potential buyers before they even call for a showing.

Downsizing: 3 Essential Things to Consider

Moving house can be incredibly stressful, and downsizing is no exception to this rule. Although many people see it as a way of simplifying their lives, it still raises a lot of issues to consider, and it can be fraught with emotion.

RealtyTrac reveals America’s most haunted housing markets

What with Halloween just around the corner, RealtyTrac thought it might be a good time to identify how many potentially haunted homes there are scattered around the country.

Favorable Outlook Predicted for US Real Estate

An article by Inside Business is predicting a favourable outlook for the real estate market in the United States. This is based on the research carried out by the Urban Land Institute Centre for Capital Markets and Real Estate which recently released its Real Estate Consensus Forecast anticipating the United States can enjoy three more […]

Features That Could Make It Harder to Sell Your New Home

Finding a home that ticks at least most of the right boxes is not always that easy and it can even come as a relief when you finally find your dream home. However before you put in an offer it’s worth thinking about how well it could sell further on down the line. It could […]