Irving Real Estate News
Friday Mar 27 | via US News & World Report
Moving in together is a big step in an adult relationship, but it's child's play compared to buying a house with an unmarried partner. Precise numbers on how many unmarried couples purchase homes together every year are hard to come by, but unmarried cohabitation is growing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via Times Herald-Record
When homeowners in College Station, Texas, were told by an agent that prospective buyers were too scared to tour their home because their dog was barking aggressively, the homeowners opted to send their dog to live with their adult kids until the house was sold. Comment?
Saturday Mar 14 | via Times Herald-Record
Living from one paycheck to the next may be the norm for many people. But homebuyers need a better strategy. Comment?
Feb 25, 2015 | via Denver Post
MetLife Home Loans has agreed to pay the U.S. $123.5 million to resolve allegations that MetLife Bank violated the False Claims Act by underwriting federal home loans that did not meet federal requirements. The case was investigated by U.S. Attorney John Walsh's office out of Colorado, according to a news release Wednesday. Comment?
Jan 20, 2015 | via US News & World Report
Expect filing your taxes to be a little different this year if you've bought a house or tied the knot. Somewhere, in a drawer, or on your phone or computer, you have photos of birthday parties, holidays, vacations, weddings and births. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
After nearly a year of testing and fine-tuning, the statewide 'Homes And Rentals' website, HAR.com, has gone live, serving as a unique gateway between consumers and REALTORSA for thousands of homes and rental properties across Texas, HAR has announced. According to the organization, HAR.com allows the free publication of property listings by brokerages in 11 major markets across the Lone Star State. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Switched
Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, only the third decline in five years and one of the first signs of how low oil prices are beginning to ripple beyond oil company bottom lines and into the wider economy. Midland's sales tax revenues, which reflect commercial and residential spending, dipped to $5.119 million in March from $5.126 million in March 2014, according to data from the Texas Comptroller released last week. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | 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?
Thursday Mar 26 | 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 Mar 25 | 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?
3 min ago | via Fox News
Wall Street looks ready to end a winning quarter with a whimper, with stock futures pulling back on Tuesday as investors wait for oil-sensitive headlines on Iran and a crop of Federal Reserve speakers. Futures followed European markets, which tilted lower on weaker-than-expected joblessness data. Comment?
6 min ago | via MoneyWeek
This is a perfectly good question. After all, the only plausible reason anyone can give for being anti-flat prices or mild deflation is that it is bad for those in debt*. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via Fortune
Just days after turning 66, Craig Watson traded in a 40-year career in the credit card industry for a job teaching four-, five- and six- year olds how to ski at the Deer Valley ski resort in Park City, Utah. Overnight, he went from earning a six-figure salary to raking in $12 an hour -- and he couldn't be happier about it. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Canada NewsWire
"The most immediate shock was to the once-hot housing markets in the Prairies, where home sales have declined and price increases have moderated," said Shailesh Kshatriya , associate director, client investment strategies at Russell Investments Canada Limited, who authored the Canada Market Perspective section of the global report. "This has occurred despite the Bank of reduction in its target interest rate at the start of the year. Comment?
35 min ago | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Saturday night's final episode, after 13 years, of CNBC's "The Suze Orman Show" might be viewed as one more positive indicator of an economic recovery. If Suze is moving on, could this somehow mean that Americans finally got their acts together and are back on the job, above water on their mortgages and storing adequate nuts away for the bitter financial winters that will surely come? If you watch her financial advice show -- as I have for more Saturday nights than I should admit -- then you know this is certainly not the case. Comment?
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