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Housing markets facing longest road to recovery
really strong relationship between jobs and the overall economic performance and the housing market," according to Hale. "Economic performance as reflected in the jobs numbers is really key to......

7 tips for picking a real estate agent
Ron Phipps, past president of the Chicago-based National Association of Realtors, or NAR. Before you start calling the names, ask the agent if anyone will be "particularly pleased or particularly......

Video: Mortgage rates for March 26, 2015
We saw mortgage rates pull back after some soft economic data on manufacturing, home construction and consumer spending. So even though the Federal Reserve is laying the groundwork for the eventuality......

REALTORS® Reported Strong Buyer Traffic in Many States in February 2015
In a monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey , NAR asks REALTORS®: “How do you view buyer traffic in your market?” . The map below shows the buyer traffic index by state......

This Week In Credit Card News: Pay Bills Through Gmail, New Malware Targets Card Terminals
usage, replacement of lost or stolen cards, and overdraft fees. According to FDIC, the largest users of prepaid cards include 25 million unbanked consumers and an additional 68 million who are......

Consumer Interest in Housing Gains Momentum
14% higher rates, respectively.  This across-the-broad improvement bodes well for a robust housing market in 2015.  It also suggests improved millennial participation and household formation......

Scenario Analysis: How Dish Might Not Be Able To Monetize Its Spectrum Holdings
least one pay-TV service. Given the saturation level and slowdown in the housing market, it is difficult to see a significant increase in the number of the U.S. pay-TV subscribers. Moreover, fierce......

Home Prices Surge Above Wage Growth
those traditional buyers will need to play a bigger role in the housing market for the recovery to maintain its momentum." The markets with the largest "disconnect" between price growth and......

Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower This Week
For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates continued to fall, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage still well below 4 percent and 15-year rates dipping below 3 percent, Freddie Mac reports......

Greystone Closes on Two Senior Deals
Advisors. Since that time, the team has been active in the senior housing market and the group is currently working to close the sale of several properties in that age-restricted category. The......

Mortgage rates display delightful drop
On the housing front Low rates may be spurring activity in the housing market, despite a colder-than-normal winter in many parts of the country. New home sales rose to a 539,000 annual rate......

National mortgage rates for March 26, 2015
Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages 30-year fixed: 3.8% Average points: 0.25 Mortgage rates fell this week, according to Bankrate's latest survey of interest rates. The average rates for 30-year......

NAR Field Guide Outlines Legality of Drone Use in Real Estate
Ever wonder how some real estate agents are able to generate sweeping panoramic property images that capture picturesque landscapes or are taken from seemingly impossible angles? For the very best of......