Survey: Most buyers seek financing before they start looking for a home



The majority of first time buyers will check to see if they can obtain financing as the first step they make, even before looking at potential listings, according to a new survey of 1,000 buyers by loanDepot and mellohome.

Too much paperwork with mortgage applications, borrowers say



Home buyers wish the process of obtaining a mortgage could be both faster and less confusing. But at the same time, they’d also like more personal interaction

Local marketplace letgo adds real estate listings to its mobile app



Local marketplace application letgo is getting into real estate. The company has announced that users can now browse and list housing and other property across the country.

Spaceflow wants to build real communities for tenants



What with all the stress in our lives from rushing around all day, the Spaceflow app for property managers and tenants brings some much needed balance.

New Forewarn app lets real estate pros perform background checks on their clients



The New York Post reports that a new application called Forewarn will soon launch. Targeted at real estate agents, the app allows them to screen potential buyers ahead of a blind meeting.

Zillow allows 3D virtual tours to be added to listings, intros new app



Zillow has said it’s going to allow 3D tours for some of its home for sale and for rent listings, giving home searchers a more immersive way to view homes.

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

The 4 main factors used to decide who qualifies for a mortgage



Lenders generally use a standard, specific criteria in order to determine if applicants can qualify to obtain a mortgage, and what the terms of that loan should be

It might take longer to secure a mortgage than you think



Prospective home buyers might do well to begin the process of obtaining a mortgage earlier than they think.

Zillow: Blacks & Hispanics twice as likely to be refused a mortgage



White and Asian borrowers are more likely to be approved for a conventional loan than black or Hispanic borrowers, according to the latest federally released data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

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