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Servicing Now Origination's Equal - And May Become Senior Partner
road. The servicing sector clearly wasn’t ready for the avalanche of foreclosures. The robo-signing scandal was a black mark and probably served to delay even further a foreclosure process bogged......

Existing Home Sales and the FHFA Housing Price Index
This week NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 7.9 percent in prices in March 2014 compared to March 2013, notably slower than trends in......

Big-Time Home Sales Stoke Hope For Northeast Housing Market
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4/23/2014 Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey »
The survey covers over 75 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications, and has been conducted weekly since 1990. Respondents include mortgage bankers, commercial banks and thrifts......

Mortgage Applications Drop as Borrowing Costs Rise
For the fourth time in five week, mortgage applications posted drops last week, according to the latest reading on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s index. Mortgage applications, reflecting......

Real Estate IQ Test Shows Gap in Consumers’ Housing Knowledge
fast-paced market, which was marked by price increases, bidding wars, and rising mortgage rates that increased urgency when completing a deal. The rush may have caused some home buyers to lack......

Home Sales Mark Sluggish Start to Spring
Existing-home sales basically held flat in March, and current home sales activity shows signs of underperforming by historical standards, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest......

New Home Sales Drop 14.5% In March, Underlining A Slowing Housing Market
drop underscoring that the housing market is indeed slowing down......

Gold Still Shines Among Low-Income Americans
asking the question,” the report said. The report pointed out that the housing market has slowly been improving since the sector took a major hit in 2007 as a result of the mortgage crisis......

March new home sales plunge 14.5%
average the industry saw from 2000 through 2006. Although the housing market typically improves this time of year, the spring buying season has shown......

In search of 7th up day in a row, stocks open down
since September, opened lower Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports, weak new home sales in March and sluggish stock performance abroad. Thirty minutes after the opening bell......

Economy Watch: Existing Home Sales Edge Down in March
National Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday that total existing U.S. home sales dropped 0.2 percent to an annualized rate of 4.59 million units in March, compared with 4.6 million in......

March Home Prices Rise, Sales Fall
months of harsh winter weather is still exerting downward pressure on statewide home sales, according to officials from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® . The organization just published......

Recession's In the Past for Many Metros' Home Values
region also saw the steepest Y-O-Y decline in home sales: 13.4%, NAR says. Among the more than 300 metro areas covered by Zillow, home values in 60 have already exceeded their pre-recession......

9 Steps to Boost Your Credit Before You Buy
into effect in January 2014 . The new rules have upped the scrutiny of mortgage applications and made qualifying for a loan much more challenging. Whether your credit is in need of an overhaul......

Unmentioned But Potent Leading Indicators
25%. Historically speaking, this is a bargain rate of interest. So, low mortgage rates signal housing’s recovery. I’d expect home buying to turn buoyant for years to come, just on affordability......

Mortgage Giants Revise Housing Forecasts
Mac also has trimmed its housing forecast recently, cutting its forecast for home sales to 5.5 million from the earlier 5.6 million estimate for this year. “Tight inventory may pose a significant......

Low-priced home sales falling hardest
Tuesday’s report on existing home sales last month highlights how tough the market is for buyers of lower-priced homes, especially in parts of the high-priced West. March sales of previously......

Slow thaw in housing
in March, although there are signs of life heading into spring. Existing home sales slip Will spring bring a housing thaw? The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home......

'Son of God' set for June DVD release
6). Downey, who stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus, says the home sales and viewing are an important part of spreading the word. "We've been called to spread the gospel. As movie makers that......

Existing-Home Sales Remain Soft in March
slowest since July 2012, when it was 4.59 million. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said that current sales activity is underperforming by historical standards. “There really should be stronger......

Existing Home Sales Fall Slightly In March, To Lowest Level Since July 2012
4.59 million (seasonally adjusted). “There really should be stronger levels of home sales given our population growth,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, via a statement. The sales......

Existing home sales for third month in a row
Existing home sales in March fell for the third straight month to their lowest rate since July 2012, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Last month's seasonally adjusted annual......

Brokerage Shows Why Sellers Should Rethink Pocket Listings
that were off-MLS in San Francisco, according to their findings. MLS-marketed single-family home sales averaged a 17 percent higher sales price than off-MLS sales, the brokerage found. The......

8 Start-Ups Enter NAR's 2014 REach Accelerator Class
prospecting to closing,” said Dale Stinton, president and charman of SCV, and NAR's CEO.  “We designed REach to help early-stage companies realize ideas that serve the real estate market and......