By giving lenders some assurances that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t going to make them buyback mortgages at the drop of the hat, federal regulators are essentially saying, “Go ahead and lend; we’ll hold the paper,
Cheap mortgages are renewing interest in refinancing, but don’t seem to be doing much to spur homebuyers into action yet. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of lenders shows rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans at 3.92 percent, the best rat
The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about con
A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has si
The rights to administer a new generic top-level domain, .Realty, were auctioned off Wednesday for $5.58 million to “domaineer” Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry LLC. Thanks to its trademark on the term “Realtor,”
Starting next month, leads generated by ZipRealty’s “Powered by Zip” referral network in the Tucson, Arizona market will go to a Realogy-owned brokerage, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona, instead of Long Realt
Real estate technology has come a long way in recent years allowing the consumer more control over the homebuying and selling process. The entire real estate search process has been democratized, leading consumers to ask the question, ?Why do I need a rea
I often ask real estate agents what their three most important real estate websites or apps are, and I get a surprising mix of answers. Namely, most of them aren?t even real estate apps. Somehow, Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, ...
Real estate brokers and agents may have a hard time suspending their disbelief for a satirical thriller soon to hit theaters depicting a "disgraced Los Angeles property broker" (James Jurdi) who's hired by a "mysterious power player&qu
Realtor.com now identifies the listing agent on all for-sale listings, and will soon give them the opportunity to provide linkbacks to their own websites from their profile pages on the site, prompting North Alabama Multiple Listing Service to turn its .
With rising sales prices and very low inventory here in Portland, Oregon, I have been noticing a trend over the past several months of buyers and sellers who are carrying a lot of stress about the sale or purchase of their home.
More transactions seem
A Nevada multiple listing service has agreed to send its listing data directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. Reno-based Northern Nevada Regional MLS is the latest MLS to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, a ..
Fast-growing international property website Lamudi has more than doubled its listings in just six months. The real estate network, which specializes in emerging nations, began a year ago with 16 countries and now covers 28 nations in Asia, the Middle East
The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloop’s broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with the addition of the transaction management platfor
“Technology and analytics will be the biggest differentiator and game changer in the online real estate industry,” says Rahul Chowdhri, an investor in Mumbai-based Housing.com, reportedly in talks with investors to raise an additional