There’s lots of good information on real estate websites, but ratings of individual agents probably aren’t worth much.
Buyers these days go online to discover what’s available. And with the pandemic still very much a concern, they tend to visit the houses they find appealing by taking a virtual tour rather than an in-person look-see.
Community groups like the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the California Reinvestment Coalition and legal oversight group Democracy Forward say the Trump administration has been keen on gutting the CRA.
No one knows exactly how many borrowers will find themselves in deep trouble when their government-mandated forbearance plans end Aug. 31.
An opportunity for first-time buyers to find houses priced below market value is presenting itself in a number of places across the country – so long as they’re not looking in much of Greater Boston.
According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders, the pandemic all but shut down remodeling. But with inventory low due to the pandemic, could stuck homeowners start eyeing projects?
It may be too early to forecast exactly what lies ahead for the housing market once COVID-19 passes into the history books. But at this point, the sector seems poised to retake its place in leading the economy back from the coronavirus-inspired recession.
Much has been written about government abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it seems some homeowners are scamming the system, as well.
Whether you want to buy now, while the pandemic rages on, or wait until the all-clear is finally sounded by medical professionals, it’s smart to line up your financing as soon as possible.
Just as quickly as the COVID-19 pandemic bolted across the country, that’s how fast the financing situation has changed for homebuyers. And whether the mortgage market will return to “normal” once the scourge subsides is anybody’s guess.
For all the personal and financial damage the coronavirus pandemic has caused, it has also given new impetus to what had been a slow-moving trend toward healthier homes. And it’s easy to see why.
Title companies are pulling out all the stops to get deals closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they say the best way to close – not just during the outbreak, but moving forward – is electronically.
New and existing houses aren’t selling like they were prior to the pandemic. But people are still transacting.
If you are intent on buying a home during the pandemic, obtaining an appraisal shouldn’t stand in your way. But procuring a home inspection may be another question.
Water might not be on many homebuyers’ radar screens. But it sure is becoming a more important feature, both inside and outside the house.
The National Association of Realtors has all but put a stop to one controversial practice some agents use to hide their listings from other agents. But some crafty realty pros are already finding their way around the new rules.
Do you know anything about G-fees? You should, because if the White House has its way, homebuyers could soon be paying a few thousand more Gs for financing.
Infestations of rats, mice and other rodents. Toxic black mold. Lead paint. These are the conditions found in much housing provided to our military personnel. And the Pentagon doesn’t appear to have it’s eye on the ball.
We are all dreamers. But just how well do we predict what’s going to happen five, 10 or 20 years down the road? We rarely look back to find out.
Servicers have now figured out that it costs them a lot less money to reach out to their customers rather than wait for calls to come in.