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Mortgage applications to buy a home finally spring back, climbing 5%

Mortgage applications to buy a home finally spring back, climbing 5%

Homebuyers finally returned to the mortgage market after two weeks of weakening during the height of the spring housing season.

Why Abu Dhabi will be a ‘completely different city’ in coming years

Why Abu Dhabi will be a ‘completely different city’ in coming years

Imkan CEO Walid El-Hindi discusses how Abu Dhabi is currently “creating a global hub for culture.”

This start-up aims to be Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space

This start-up aims to be Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space

Flyspaces aims to become Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space, offering flexible rentals, the CEO said on Wednesday.

This start-up aims to be Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space

This start-up aims to be Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space

Flyspaces aims to become Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space, offering flexible rentals, the CEO said on Wednesday.

Will Australia unveil measures next week in the federal budget to cool the housing market?

Will Australia unveil measures next week in the federal budget to cool the housing market?

Emily Dabbs, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, says the government appears focused on supply side measures to bring down prices.

Why economists don’t expect the Reserve Bank of Australia to change its policy for rest of 2017

Why economists don’t expect the Reserve Bank of Australia to change its policy for rest of 2017

With inflation within its target range, the RBA will likely be comfortable leaving rates on hold, explains Suncorp Chief Economist Steven Milch.

Ellie Mae CEO: Purchase market, not interest rates, driving mortgage refinancing

Ellie Mae CEO: Purchase market, not interest rates, driving mortgage refinancing

Ellie Mae President & CEO Jonathan Corr speaks about the state of mortgages and the housing industry under the Trump administration.

Massachusetts sues Ocwen over mortgage servicing practices

Massachusetts sues Ocwen over mortgage servicing practices

The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices.

Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight

Vinyl Flooring Is Stealing the Spotlight

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Vinyl can get a bad rap. Often it’s confused with linoleum and conjures up memories of outdated, cheap 1980s flooring rolled out in sheets. But lately, vinyl is showing itself as anything but “cheap” looking. It can be laid out in planks, tiles, and sheets and it’s getting some […]

Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher: Fed Coming Up Next Week

Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher: Fed Coming Up Next Week

Mortgage rates moved higher this week as financial markets reacted the French election and optimism ahead of Trump’s tax plan announcement. Once the announcement turned out to be less threatening than markets anticipated, rates eased back toward lower …