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Buyers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

Credit unions are increasingly pressing into a category traditionally reserved for banks: mortgages. More home buyers are turning to credit unions for mortgages, according to a new...

Qualifying for Mortgage Isn’t Impossible

Many potential home buyers are so leery about qualifying for a mortgage that they say they’re not going to even try. Nearly 60 percent of potential home buyers say they want to...

Info You Should Have Ready for Clients

To impress home buyers, real estate agents should become masters of local market data. That means knowing everything about neighborhood sales: how long a particular home has been on...

Turnaround Likely for First-Timers in 2015

First-time buyers have nearly vanished from many housing markets in recent years, falling to their lowest level in nearly three decades. “Rising rents and repaying student loan debt...

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

What does energy efficiency mean? You might say, “solar panels.” Your neighbor might say, “low utility bills.” You’re both right. “[Energy efficiency] means something...

5 Markets to Watch for Investors in 2015

Typical investor magnets like San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and Seattle are getting new competition from some rapidly growing markets. The coastal cities are no longer the top...

HUD’s $38M Fight for Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is on a mission to end housing discrimination and arm local communities with tools to better enforce the Fair Housing Act. To do...

Where It’s Still Safe for Single-Family Investors

Investors purchasing residential rental property in the third quarter earned an average annual return of 9.06 percent, slightly down from the annual return of 9.65 percent a year ago,...

Virtual Tours Are a Slam Dunk for Your Site

Virtual home tours on YouTube drive far more traffic to broker websites than listings on large real estate syndication sites, according to an analysis by real estate marketing firm WAV...

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Determining the perfect asking price involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons, The Wall Street Journal reports. “When you set a list price, you’re sending a...