Foreclosures climb 13% in January

New Jersey, Delaware and Illinois reported the worst foreclosure rates, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.

Do you know your interest rate? 27% of mortgage holders don’t

Knowing your mortgage interest rate could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Zillow declares mission accomplished, debuts new comprehensive vision

Zillow this week debuted a new mission statement: Rather than simply building a marketplace, the company says its new goal “is to give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter.”

Michael Bloomberg pitches plan to combine Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae

The presidential hopeful wants to make Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae a “single, fully government-owned mortgage guarantor” that benefits taxpayers and community banks.

Down payment assistance tool offers buyer leads to loan officers

Subscribers can use an eligibility lookup feature to match clients with programs and compare up to four programs at once.

The Homebuyer Files: 6 owners on the highs and lows of buying a home

Buyers share the ups and downs of financing the homes of their dreams — from navigating tax drama and securing two loans at once to relying on iBuyers to beat the competition.

7 facts about FHA loans you should know

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

4 financial decisions couples should make before buying a home

Millennial real estate expert Dana Bull shares tips about getting a mortgage, setting a budget, splitting housing costs and creating a contingency plan.

Three-quarters of all couples fight during the homebuying process

77 percent of homebuyers and 71 percent of homesellers say they’ve argued with a loved one over the process, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll.

First American acquires Docutech

The move furthers First American’s goal of providing a digital, end-to-end closing platform.