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2 hrs ago | via Chron
White holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from The University of Texas , Austin, and prior to obtaining her real estate licenses, she worked for an engineering firm as a project manager. "I love the construction aspect of homes, plus the floor plans and possibilities. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via Business Journal
There's nothing like foreclosure rates to put a few things into perspective. After a series of reports highlighting low inventory, higher asking prices and an increasing number of homes sold, Zillow released its Negative Equity Report last week that found San Antonio has the highest percentage - 12.3 percent - of "underwater" homes in Texas. Comment?
Wednesday | via Inman Real Estate News
HAR.com, the popular consumer-facing real estate search portal operated by the Houston Association of Realtors, has officially relaunched with listings from throughout the state of Texas. Last year HAR announced that it had become the first multiple listing service to join syndicator ListHub's Real Estate Network as a publisher. Comment?
Tuesday | via Seeking Alpha
This confirmation of home builders strong year-to-date sales reports is a very encouraging sign especially given Texas appears to continue to perform well. "Sales of new single-family houses in February 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000This is 7.8 percent above the revised January rate of 500,000 and is 24.8 percent above the February 2014 estimate of 432,000." Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Dallas Morning News
While residential prices have shot higher in North Texas in recent years, Dallas-Fort Worth homes are still more affordable than the U.S. average, according to a new report by Realtor.com The Internet real estate marketing operation compared median home prices and annual income levels in more than a dozen major U.S. markets. In the D-FW area, it takes just under 26 percent of median income to afford a mid-priced house, Realtor.com found. Comment?
7 min ago | via Patch.com
The birth of the hippo, the sex of which has not been determined, took place around 6:30 a.m. Monday, said Jenny Mehlow of the zoo. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Mortgage News Daily
The old maxim that a household rents only until it can afford to buy a home is apparently being stood on its head in a lot of housing markets. A study published on Friday by Zillow says that "rental affordability is as bad as it's ever been." Comment?
Yesterday | via Independent Women's Forum
As I'm considering buying a house, I've been telling my friends, family, and real estate agent that I want to be "conservative," meaning, in this sense, that I want to buy a house that is much less than what I can afford. I want to budget too much for my mortgage, so that, even if something goes wrong, I can be financially secure. Comment?
11 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives at a meeting of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels March 23, 2015. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives at a meeting of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels March 23, 2015. Comment?
13 min ago | via The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The performance of first-lien mortgages serviced by eight national banks improved in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's quarterly report on mortgage performance. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Fourth Quarter 2014 , showed 93.2 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared with 93.0 percent at the end of the previous quarter and 91.8 percent a year earlier. Comment?
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