Mortgage Tracker app creates efficiency in loan approval process

Homebuyers and real estate agents alike understand the struggle and stress that goes into the mortgage process. It’s lengthy and it’s turbulent, but it’s arguably the most important step in securing a home. …

FHFA says US home prices continue to rise

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that national home prices have once again increased. The increase, a slight 1.3 percent since the last quarter, brought year-over-year growth to 5.7 percent …

Silicon Valley condos and townhomes selling in record time

With each passing day, it seems as though homes are selling faster and faster in Silicon Valley. In fact, closing time has nearly been cut in half from January to April in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, marking a record-breaking month for Silicon …

Mid-Atlantic region boasting strong and stable real estate market conditions, says TTR Sotheby’s

2015 was a solid year for the real estate market in Washington D.C. and the surrounding counties. The D.C. region continues to reflect strong real estate market conditions with increasing demand and home prices, according to the year-end report recentl…

U.S. luxury home market still strong, says Christie’s International

What is the cost of luxury real estate? In New York City, it’s $5 million and up. In Miami, the threshold drops to $2 million. The price of high-end comfort fluctuates across local markets, international borders and, most certainly, years …

Manhattan luxury sales increased last two quarters

Between October 2015 and March 2016, Manhattan’s top 100 residential buildings sold 566 apartments combined – a substantial increase from 344 sales in the same period one year prior, according to The CityRealty 100 Index …

Retirees: We’re not budging from our homes

Don’t hold your breath for retirees to free up today’s precious housing inventory — the vast majority have no intention of leaving their homes anytime soon, according to a new survey by The American College of Financial Services …

Housing recovery not so bright for entry-level buyers, says FNC

While homeowners across the country continue to increase their property values and build equity in the years following the housing market crash, lack of supply and subsequent bidding wars are both heavily impacting the entry-level market, according to …

Young Hispanics making a positive impact on Texas housing

If you are a real estate agent or mortgage lender in Texas, you may have some great opportunities to grow your business in the future while helping the state’s growing Hispanic population become homeowners …

Send baby boomers direct mail and let the magic unfold

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around capturing the buying power of baby boomers, as mentioned in the Inman two-part series, “How to tap into the next big ‘boomer’ wave.” Did you know that baby boomers control 70 percent of all disposable income? The baby boomer demographic is arguably one of the best age groups to target because of its significant buying power. So when marketing to this target audience, it’s worth mentioning that this group has a high direct mail response rate …