For Buyers, Credit Matters—but How Much?

Borrowers not as creditworthy as others often have higher mortgage payments; in fact, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average borrower categorized with credit as “fair” can be on the hook for $21,000 more than a borrower with an “excellent” score. Here’s how: Borrower A has a credit score that’s stellar (“excellent”), […]

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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.

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.

Foreclosures at lowest level since crash, even after hurricanes and floods

Even after a year in which hurricanes devastated thousands of homes across the U.S., the numbers of people not able to make mortgage payments has gone down.

Connect The ICSF Speakers: Matthew Gardner on explaining the housing market to clients

“Are we in a housing bubble?” You can get Matthew Gardner’s answer to that question — plus the four things that he thinks are good leading indications that the housing market is healthy or hurting — at a special session at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Real estate daily market update: May 3, 2018

All the latest real estate market news.

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 …