Real Estate

Realtor.com adds Danielle Hale as new chief economist

Realtor.com has been without a chief economist since Jonathan Smoke left the company in April to become the chief economist for Cox Automotive, an auto industry powerhouse that includes the brands, Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, vAuto, Xtime, and others. But now, the real estate site has found a replacement, one tha… Real Estate Personal finance books ...

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Apple, Inc. Earnings: What to Watch

Next week, tech giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will report its third-quarter financial results. The quarter is taking place more than halfway through Apple’s flagship iPhone cycle and will test Apple’s ability to continue putting up big profits ahead of the smartphone’s annual refresh. Apple is scheduled to report its third-quarter results on August 1. Here’s what investors should watch when the ...

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Arch MI: Housing affordability is about to get a lot worse

Several reports showed home prices continue to increase as affordability falls, however affordability will plummet even more next year. The Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates once more this year, and several times over the next couple of years. Currently, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovers near 4%. A new report from Arch MI gives the scenario if interest rates ...

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Realtor.com adds Danielle Hale as new chief economist

Realtor.com has been without a chief economist since Jonathan Smoke left the company in April to become the chief economist for Cox Automotive, an auto industry powerhouse that includes the brands, Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, vAuto, Xtime, and others. But now, the real estate site has found a replacement, one tha… Real Estate

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Pacific Union Financial and ValueInsured partner for down payment protection plan

Pacific Union Financial and ValueInsured have announced the launch of PacificPlus, a new mortgage product that protects a homebuyer’s down payment. PacificPlus features ValueInsured’s +Plus down payment protection embedded into loans offered by Pacific Union Financial. The PacificPlus program enables homebuyers to safeguard their down payment and purchase, even if they need to move and real estate market values are ...

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Consumers grow more confident in future of economy

Consumers’ assessment of their current conditions remained at a 16-year high even as their confidence in the future edged higher, according to the Consumer Confidence Survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen, a provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 121.1 in July up from 117.3 in June. The … Real Estate

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Fidelity National Financial acquires Real Geeks

It seems that late July is a time to deal making, at least when it comes to Fidelity National Financial. Nearly one year ago to the day, Fidelity, the nation’s largest title insurance company, announced that it acquired Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for residential real estate agents and agent teams. And T… ...

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FHFA index shows home price growth slowed in May

Home prices continue to hit new highs with the latest increase in May, a slowdown from April’s increase but still up month-over-month, according to the House Price Index released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Home prices increased 0.4% monthly in May, according to the seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index. This is down from the downwardly revised increase of ...

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