Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sales of New Homes Climb

Sales of new homes climb, offering more hope for turnaround Supply hits 3.5-year high May 23, 2014 Sales of new single-family houses increased in April while total inventory rose to its highest level in nearly three and a half years, … Continue reading

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Luxury Market a ticking time bomb?

May 19, 2014 by Joe Manausa, originally published on ActiveRain. The luxury market’s ticking time bomb: If this were a virus, you would call it a full-blown epidemic.

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First Time Homebuyer Inventory Still Underwater

Inman News May 20, 2014 First-time homebuyer inventory is still underwater Nearly one-third of mortgaged homes in lower price tier worth less than what’s owed.

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Federal Government’s move to ease mortgage credit – a reality?

Inman News Ken Harney – Contributor May 20, 2014 The housing headlines out of Washington last week were all about the federal government’s bold moves to ease mortgage credit to spur homebuying. But the reality was more kabuki dance than … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots on the future of Real Estate

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Homesnap – mobile app for consumers and real estate professionals

May 14, 2014 Imagine an Uber-like mobile app that allows consumers and real estate agents joint access to multiple listing service data.

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FHA, Fannie & Freddie to ease mortgage credit

FHA, Fannie and Freddie regulator making moves to ease mortgage credit Lenders getting more certainty on when they’ll be expected to repurchase bad loans Inman NewsStaff Writer May 13, 2014 A shift by the federal regulator of Fannie Mae and … Continue reading

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New Search Engine – FindTheBest

Teke Wiggin Inman News Staff Writer May 13, 2014 FindTheBest, a “research engine” that claims 20 million monthly unique visitors, has launched neighborhood and listing search tools built around rich neighborhood data, marking the latest effort to stitch granular community … Continue reading

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FHA PREPARING NEW REGULATIONS

May 6, 2014 Ken Harney, Inman News Realtors, lenders and community associations are up in arms about forthcoming Federal Housing Administration rules they believe could make mortgage financing more expensive — maybe even impossible — for large numbers of buyers … Continue reading

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Home Price Growth Slows

Home-Price Growth Slows in Many Metro Areas during First Quarter WASHINGTON (May 12, 2014) – Although strong year-over-year price growth continued in most metropolitan areas in the first quarter, increases were somewhat smaller, according to the latest quarterly report by … Continue reading

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