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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...

Amerisave On the Hook for Alleged Mortgage Scheme

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Amerisave Mortgage to pay $19.3 million, alleging the lender scammed thousands of customers with a bait-and-switch mortgage-lending...

Cranberry Company Gets a Taste for Real Estate

A.D. Makepeace Co., the world’s largest cranberry grower, has a bigger taste for real estate. The company, which farms about 2,100 acres of cranberries for Ocean Spray, has broken...

Lenders Blame QM Rule for Fewer Home Loans

New mortgage rules enacted this year are prompting banks to issue fewer home loans, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released this week. The survey asked large U.S. banks...

Top Amenities Buyers Will Make Sacrifices For

Home buyers are showing some willingness to pay more for certain amenities in a home, according to the latest PulteGroup Home Index Survey of more than 1,000 adults ages 25 to 65. Take...

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Virginia has approved a new law that will allow first-time home buyers to invest up to $50,000 in financial institutions that can be earmarked as a first-time homebuyer savings plan....