Real Estate

Mountain Peaks and Tumbleweeds: Real Estate in Frontierland, USA

October 19th, 2021
Editor’s note: Even in an industry where jobs are determined by the disparate geography and composition of their individual communities, there are realms that transcend the real estate firmament, where markets, environments or policy make the experience of buying and...

A Strong Year Ahead for the Remodeling Industry

October 25th, 2021
The industry expects a robust year for remodeling in 2022, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which reported strong growth in home improvement and maintenance spending. The findings: LIRA, released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the...

Katie Finnegan Named First CEO of RealSure Joint Venture

October 27th, 2021
Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the appointment of Katie Finnegan as chief executive officer of RealSure®, the company’s iBuyer arm. Finnegan will work to accelerate growth and enhance RealSure’s residential real estate transaction solutions. In her new role, Finnegan will be responsible for...

Realogy Appoints Social Impact Leader

November 2nd, 2021
Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the appointment of Ivonne Furneaux to steer the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy. As vice president, DE&I, Furneaux will amplify Realogy’s mission to empower diverse communities, overseeing DE&I initiatives across the company’s employee,...

Commercial and Multifamily Borrowing Up 119% in Q3

November 4th, 2021
Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 119% higher in Q3 compared to last year, increasing 19% from the second quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. The details: – All property...

October Reported Increased Credit Availability

November 10th, 2021
October saw increased credit availability according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), which analyzes data from Ellie Mae’s AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool. The details: MCAI increased 0.1% to 125.7 in October—indicating loosening credit...

Millennials Collaborating to Attain the American Dream of Homeownership

November 23rd, 2021
The affordability issues in the housing market aren’t going away for younger buyers. The financial challenges hindering millennial homeownership have been well documented between overwhelming student loan debt and record-level home prices. However, some within the cohort are carving their...

Overcoming Bias in Home Appraisals Starts With the Appraisers

November 29th, 2021
(TNS)—Home appraisers have gotten an unusual amount of attention recently thanks to a surge in coverage about racial disparities in home valuations. There’s no simple explanation for how a property’s value is assessed, but understanding how appraisals work and the...

Zillow Sees Stock Bump After Selloff of iBuying Properties

December 3rd, 2021
Zillow is getting a slight reprieve from its recent iBuying woes. The real estate giant is enjoying a modest stock rebound following a Dec. 2 announcement that it has sold or is in the process of selling more than half...

HUD Releases Guidance on Special Purpose Credit Programs

December 8th, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently put out a statement clarifying the role of Special Purpose Credit Programs as a way to tackle disparities in access to homeownership. “…While the United States is known worldwide as...
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