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realtor.com: Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters

December 31st, 2013 by

By Around the Web When landlords have great tenants, they are more likely to renew leases and limit rent increases. Stacy Brown, operations manager for Real Property Management, has four golden rules for building a great relationshi... [ Read More ]

CFPB adjusts HMDA data collection and TILA mortgage escrow thresholds

December 31st, 2013 by

By Around the Web Barbara S. Mishkin In notices published in yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB adjusted the thresholds of the asset-size exemptions for collecting HMDA data and establishing an escrow account for certain m... [ Read More ]

All-time-high house prices in 10 of top 50 metro areas

December 30th, 2013 by

By Around the Web Home prices have zipped back into record territory in a handful of American cities, a milestone that comes seven years after the housing bust ravaged the market and the broader economy....( [ Read More ]

November Las Vegas Home Sales Press Release

December 30th, 2013 by

By Around the Web Las Vegas Region November Home Sales Las Vegas-area home sales fell last month to the lowest level for a November in five years, the result of a constrained supply of homes for sale, waning affordability and the on... [ Read More ]

The biggest small-business stories of 2013

December 30th, 2013 by

By Around the Web It was a roller coaster ride for small-business owners this year. In Washington, during a year often defined more by what didn't get accomplished than what did, there were still some high points for entrepreneurs. ... [ Read More ]

Homebuyer Speed Holds Steady in November With 27 Percent of Homes Selling in Two Weeks or Less

December 30th, 2013 by

By Around the Web Market speed remained stable for the third consecutive month in November. Read More The post Homebuyer Speed Holds Steady in November With 27 Percent of Homes Selling in Two Weeks or Less appeared first on Red... [ Read More ]

The Wind Down of TARP is Almost Complete

December 30th, 2013 by

By Around the Web The U.S. Treasury Department made significant progress towards completing the wind down of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2013. Treasury fully exited the taxpayers' investment in General Motors (GM), ... [ Read More ]

Home Buying 101

December 6th, 2013 by

Buying a home and getting the home you want is more than just looking at houses from the outside and saying "Honey, I want that house, let's buy it this month."  Though this is the dream that we all have of seeing the home we wish for, putting in an offer and closing a few days later, this reality exists only for the small percentage of individuals.Experienced and well versed sellers and list... [ Read More ]