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.

Fannie Mae posts $14.2B in profit in 2019 as it eyes conservatorship exit

The FHFA is taking steps to free Fannie Mae from government conservatorship as the company posts big profits.

Mortgage originations hit highest level since 2005: New York Fed

Decreasing mortgage rates contributed to the highest volume in mortgage originations in 14 years at a total of $752 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Ginger Wilcox named Home Point Financial’s chief experience officer

The mortgage originator/servicer is hiring Ginger Wilcox as its first chief experience officer since the company launched in 2015.

A new language for real estate, a new marketplace

Here’s my attempt to coin some terminology, add structure and provide clarity to the plethora of new real estate businesses.

HouseCanary flies away with $65M in latest Series C funding round

The valuation startup plans to use the money to beef up its team and build out more technology.

US homeowners far more likely to be equity-rich than underwater

Attom’s fourth quarter U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report released Thursday also showed that only 1 in 16 mortgaged homes were seriously considered underwater.