Buyer confidence keeps pending home sales growing
Pending home sales slightly improved in November and are above year-over-year levels for the third straight month, something Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, says is due to buyers' confidence in the economy.
Obama talks housing, lower FHA rates
In his recent speech on housing in Arizona, the President addressed new housing initiatives, including lowering FHA rates, winding down Fannie and Freddie and continuing to crack down on shoddy lending practices.
FDIC break downs ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rule
The FDIC has released a set of instructional videos that address ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rule compliance.
Freddie Mac: The purchase market strengthens
What's the forecast for the housing market next year? Analysts at Freddie Mac take a look at the current economy, where it's headed and how it will affect housing in 2015.
Getting a bear hug on clients
Building client loyalty is increasingly difficult in today's hyper-competitive and shrinking market. But some retention efforts are working better than others
James Cutri talks Plaza rebrand, mini-corr
Plaza Home Mortgage co-founder James Cutri talks about Plaza's rebrand, the mini-correspondent channel and more.
Trulia terrifies home buyers with staged haunted house
In the spirit of Halloween, digital realtor Trulia has staged its own hidden-camera prank to scare potential home buyers.
Could you finance a whole ghost town? This one’s for sale with a starting price of under $1M
The Historic Village at Johnsonville in East Haddam, Connecticut is for sale. Originally a mill village, the property is an assemblage of 8 contiguous parcels totaling approximately 62 acres- the question is, how tricky would funding be for this?
Broker gets phone call from customer at bank robbery
A big bank employee asks his boss for a raise, Obama tells regulators they're doing a good job, and a mortgage broker gets a call during a bank robbery. Check out the week's news on MPATV