On October 3rd, the new TILA RESPA Integrated Documentation (TRID) will be implemented.  Under TRID, the current closing documentation will be streamlined and reduced. In addition, features are added to the closing documents that are…

View the July 2015 EHS Vs Ten Year Average slides. Every month NAR produces existing-home sales, median sales prices, and inventory figures. The reporting of this data is always based on homes sold the previous month…

This blog post was written by La Shawn Skeete. La Shawn is a Summer Research Intern, and is currently studying at The University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a degree in Economics. Seasonally adjusted mortgage…

Consumers are confident, even as the stock market gyrates and shakes. Rising employment and a solid boost to housing equity for a majority of households are evidently more than sufficient to overcome the fall in…

Find out how much the real estate industry is affecting the gross state product for your area. The impact can be direct or indirect, but housing is a significant driver of economic activity. In 2013,…

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that July’s existing-home sales increased year-over-year for the 10th consecutive month, as sales reach the 5.59 million seasonal annual adjusted rate. July’s sales are the highest…

Written by Debra Bigler on Sunday, 13 April 2014 10:33 am When you’re thinking of tidying and reorganizing your linen closet all the way to your garage, don’t forget about your credit report. Your credit…

By: Amit Kulkarni Real estate is a big deal. For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for…

Written by Stacey Waxman on Thursday, 09 January 2014 9:33 am If you’re like most people, your home is the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. Even small improvements to your home can equal big…

Written by Blanche Evans on Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:02 am   If your home has curb appeal, you’ll be able to sell it quickly and for top dollar. That’s why REALTORS rate exterior home…

Written by Phoebe Chongchua on Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:28 pm   Since bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens are among the rooms where people spend most of their time, the answer is, yes. But not every…