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Lowest rates in a year no enticement: Mortgage applications down 1.6%

Lowest rates in a year no enticement: Mortgage applications down 1.6%

Mortgage rates remained close to the lowest levels in a year, but that didn’t push homebuyers to take the plunge.

Worried about home prices? Here’s who to vote for

Worried about home prices? Here’s who to vote for

Zillow surveyed housing experts to see which of the presidential candidates would be best for the housing market.

‘This is a tough market’: Homebuilder Lennar CEO

‘This is a tough market’: Homebuilder Lennar CEO

Homebuilders gathered for a conference Tuesday say their tepid pace is in response to cautious consumers in housing.

April housing starts up 6.6%, CPI up 0.4%

April housing starts up 6.6%, CPI up 0.4%

CNBC’s Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on housing and consumer prices. And CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Diana Olick provide insight to the housing market.

Homebuilder sentiment unchanged for four months

Homebuilder sentiment unchanged for four months

A monthly index of sentiment by the National Association of Home Builders registered 58 yet again in May, the same as April.

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray Group Design, San Clemente, Calif.       Why I love them: “Mirrors are my favorite […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray Group Design, San Clemente, Calif.       Why I love them: “Mirrors are my favorite […]

Official 3-Year Lows For Rates

Official 3-Year Lows For Rates

Mortgage Rates kept on living the dream this week , officially moving to their lowest levels in 3 years as of Tuesday. Interest rate momentum has generally been positive ever since the Fed’s late April announcement. Even so, the entire week and the wee…

Mortgage applications up just 0.4%, despite rates near three-year lows

Mortgage applications up just 0.4%, despite rates near three-year lows

Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week.

Just what is a ‘smart home’ anyway?

Just what is a ‘smart home’ anyway?

The definition of a “smart home” is coming under scrutiny. That’s because sellers are using the term to boost sales and prices.