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Latest real estate scam turns for sale homes into ‘for rent’ homes

Is it time for the real estate industry to cut ties with Craigslist and other websites that don’t police their ads or take action against violators? It the industry moving to fast with digital marketing?

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The home loan process

The home loan process begins (or should begin) with home ownership counseling, but most “how to” mortgage guides overlook the need. A host of studies prove home buyers from all walks of life, will be a lot better off, in good times and bad, with home ownership counseling first, if they want to protect what’s likely their most valuable asset.

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Infograpic: What makes Millennials tick?

Millennials, those aged from 18 to 35 are the next big wave of home buyers beginning to move through the home buying market and real estate agents had better bone up and get to know what they want. They don’t want their parents home. A tech-equipped home is more important than curb appeal. And they expect agents to keep up with their mobile lifestyle.

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Storage space seeking skills

Storage facilities are coming in handy these days. Given the low inventory of homes for sale, there can be a forced or strategic lag between the time you move from one home to another. During that period, you’ll need somewhere affordable to stash your stuff.

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Mortgage ‘borrower health’ on the mend

One of the primary reasons the housing recovery is hot to trot in some states is that those states have home buyers with the financial prowess buyers don’t have in still struggling markets. LendingTree recently released a report that analyzed the financial health of prospective borrowers, based on a “borrower health score.”

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30-year FRM unchanged, other rates tick up

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was unchanged at 4.40 percent, with an average 0.7 point, the week ending Aug. 15, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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geny

Apartment developers target Millennials

The apartment housing sector isn’t about to be left out of the Millennial movement. A huge demographic group, 80 million strong and aged about 13 to 35, is now entering prime renter age and they don’t want the rentals their parents lived in.

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Department of Justice sues Bank of America for $850 million in investor fraud case

The United States has filed a civil lawsuit against Bank of America for investor fraud. The complaint alleges that BofA lied to investors about the relative riskiness of the mortgage loans backing the securities and falsified statements about the investments, among other charges.

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Silicon Valley home prices up 15.7% in July

Home owners can rejoice that their homes and condos are worth more than they were a year ago. However, with Silicon Valley home sale prices rising and inventories growing, sales fell in July and there are small signs of crimps in the area’s silicon armor, according to the local association.

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Mortgage rates mixed, mostly flat

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 4.40 percent, with an average 0.7 point, the week ending Aug 8, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Last week, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.39 percent. It was 3.59 percent a […]

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geny

Infograpic: What makes Millennials tick?

Millennials, those aged from 18 to 35 are the next big wave of home buyers beginning to move through the home buying market and real estate agents had better bone up

geny

Apartment developers target Millennials

The apartment housing sector isn't about to be left out of the Millennial movement. A huge demographic group, 80 million strong and aged about 13 to 35, is now entering prime renter

sanjosenightline

Silicon Valley home prices up 15.7% in July

"Home owners can rejoice that their homes and condos are worth more than they were a year ago." Average home sale prices in Santa Clara County continued to rise in July, but

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Appraisers less confident about housing market

UNITED STATES APPRAISALS - Appraisers remain mildly encouraged, but less confident than a quarter ago, about the current state of the housing market according to a recently completed survey conducted by

Finance

reverse_mortgage

The home loan process

One element virtually all "how to get a mortgage" and "how to buy a home" guides leave out is the crucial need for home ownership counseling. This one is no different,

sickwoman

Mortgage ‘borrower health’ on the mend

One of the primary reasons the housing recovery is hot to trot in some states is that those states have home buyers with the financial prowess buyers don't have in still

ratehouse

30-year FRM unchanged, other rates tick up

The 30-year FRM (fixed-rate mortgage) was 4.40 percent, with an average 0.7 point, the week ending Aug. 15, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year FRM was

brokenbank

Department of Justice sues Bank of America for $850 million in investor fraud case

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Anne M. Tompkins recently announced the United States has filed a civil

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