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Mortgage LO among five indicted for title fraud in New York
...Meanwhile, the American Land Title Association is fighting the growing use of title insurance alternatives like attorney opinion letters. These alternatives are generally cheaper than the lender...

Lennar offers 5,000 homes to investors with buyer demand sliding
...year for builders, who saw frenzied demand for suburban homes slow sharply when mortgage rates soared. Higher borrowing costs pushed homebuyers to cancel contracts, leading builders to abandon...

Home equity gains are slowing
...the growth was smaller than the increases recorded during the hot summer housing market, CoreLogic found. The 63% of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage saw their home equity rise 15.8% for a collective...

Housing inventory sees biggest surge in 7 years
...said. "Since we expect only a small decline in prices next year, mortgage rates will dictate housing affordability, and as a result, demand and sales, in 2023. If rates continue declining, more...

Converting Offices To Residences Can Help Fight The Housing Shortage
...seems very different from other estimates. A 2021 National Association of Realtors (NAR)of 27 major metro markets estimated that up to 20% of “vacant square footage” could be turned into residences...

Americans Have Lost $6.8 Trillion This Year As Stocks Crashed, Housing Market Collapsed And Savings Dwindled
...up on debt and face plunging stock values, a slowdown in the housing market and a potential recession. Key Facts The combined net worth of U.S. households fell to $143.3 trillion last quarter—down...

Cost of living in Virginia
...the overall cost of living in Virginia. Housing costs The Virginia Realtors housing market overview for October 2022 shows a median price of $365,000 for single family homes. That’s up 4.3...

No-Penalty CD vs. Savings Account: What's the Difference? - CNET
...backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. If your bank shuts down, FDIC coverage will protect your money up to $250,000.  Guaranteed returns: A no-penalty CD offers a fixed annual...

The Internet Made The Housing Market Less Rational
...and busts? Information Explosion Back to earth, in the case of the housing market, I got a front-row seat to the real estate boom and bust in the 2000s in one of the bubbliest markets, Phoenix...

DC Dual Agency Brokerage Law May Produce Silly Results For Commercial Leases
...t limit itself to residential transactions, where a poor, innocent, and naïve home buyer might be shocked and outraged to learn that the same brokerage firm represents both buyer and seller. Instead...