Experian reveals the 5 states with the lowest foreclosure rates

Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005.

House flipping is on the rise despite high home prices, CoreLogic reports

As anyone who regularly watches “Flip or Flop” already knows, house flipping is on the rise, and a new report from property data developer CoreLogic confirms it. 

NAR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

The National Association of Realtors is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act at its annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C. The trade association is also publicly acknowledging its lack of support for the landma…

Ben Carson takes aim at emotional support animals at NAR conference

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson took a shot across the bow at emotional support animals, reaffirming a 2013 agency mandate banning the proliferation of service animals and the questionable online certificates deployed to register them.

How partnering with a lender can increase your business

For many potential homebuyers, particularly millennials and first-time buyers, recent trends in the real estate market make financing a home seem daunting at best and impossible at worst.

Irene raises $1.3 million to buy homes from seniors and let them retire there

Startup Irene raised $1.3 million led by IA Ventures to buy homes from senior citizens, take over home maintenance costs and allow seniors to stay in those homes in retirement.

More than a quarter of all properties in the US are equity rich, new report says

The amount of seriously underwater homes in the United States saw its smallest year-over-year decrease since 2013, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions. Meanwhile the percentage of equity rich homes enjoyed a year-over-year increase for the …

More than a quarter of all properties in the US are equity rich, new report says

The amount of seriously underwater homes in the United States saw its smallest year-over-year decrease since 2013, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions. Meanwhile the percentage of equity rich homes enjoyed a year-over-year increase for the …

Trump’s former campaign manager sued over failed real estate deal

Paul Manafort may not be getting the relief he’s hoping after a real estate investment by his former son-in-law went south. On Thursday, April 27, a bankruptcy trustee in California sued the embattled former campaign manager to President Donald Trump claiming Manafort’s investment in the failed project was not a loan.

CFPB addresses ‘black hole’ in mortgage disclosure rule

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week finalized changes to address so-called “black holes” in the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule. The “black holes” created ambiguity about when lenders had to tell potential borrowers about closing costs.