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January 13, 2015

CUTTING FEES ON MORTGAGES

President Barack Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration will cut fees on the mortgages…
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December 18, 2014

Pat Stone Looks Ahead at the Housing Indicators — and Likes What He Sees

Some industry analysts are pessimistic about the outlook for the housing market; others are uncertain.…
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Industry News
December 2, 2014

Explaining Escrow to Buyers

The escrow process can seem a bit foreign to many home buyers, especially if they…
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Industry News
November 20, 2014

NAR Finds Big Drop in First-time Buyers

According to a recent study, the number of first-time buyers has hit an almost 30-year…
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November 19, 2014

Agents Sign Pledge to Increase Safety Awareness

In response to the tragic and shocking deaths of real estate agents Ashley Okland and…
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Industry News
November 18, 2014

Mobile Devices Now More Effective than Signs, and Other Obvious Things

The NAR recently released its annual survey on buyer and seller trends. One thing that…
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November 17, 2014

Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Each State

It’s always nice to have some fun statistics in mind when you’re out touring with…
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November 10, 2014

5 Easy Blog Topics That Will Make You Better at Your Job

Coming up with blog topics can be a real headache, especially when you’re busy doing…
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November 7, 2014

8 Things Your Car Needs Before Any Client Home Tour

In over a decade as a buyer’s agent, I learned a few tricks to help…
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November 6, 2014

Detroit Buyers Close on $1000 Home

In a city with 80,000 empty homes and 100,000 vacant lots, dreams are starting to…
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Industry News
November 5, 2014

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Ease Lending Regulations

In an effort to bring more buyers into the market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency,…
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November 3, 2014

Real Estate Trivia for those Long Days Touring with Clients

If you’ve been in real estate for more than a month, you know that touring…
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Industry News
October 31, 2014

Online Lending Company Set to Expand Into Oregon and Washington

Lenda, a San Francisco-based start-up, has launched a web-based platform that allows prospective borrowers to…
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Industry News
October 30, 2014

Inventories Are Down, and Prices Are Up in Most Markets

According to Realtor.com, listing inventory is down almost 3% from a year ago, with a…
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Industry News
October 6, 2014

3 Stats That Determine the Strength of Economic Recovery

There’s little doubt that the economy has improved. Unemployment is down, and confidence is up,…
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Industry News
October 4, 2014

NAR President Calls on Policy Makers to Make Home Buying Easier

At a bipartisan conference on housing, NAR President Steve Brown made a case for relaxing…
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