Zillow won two awards for best real estate website, for both the judge-voted Webby and the fan-voted People's Voice award. Zillow also took home the People's Voice award for its iPad® app, under the Services and Utilities category.
The national rate of homeownership in the first quarter of 2015 hit the lowest it’s been since 1993, which continues an ongoing decline in the rate, the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau announced today.
Of course, serial numbers are merely a symptom. I'm not particularly ranting about them. Design is about function. Everything we do has a job, and if it's designed properly, the job will get done well.
Clone Zone, as the website is called, isn't the first tool that has been built for the purpose of creating realistic-looking copies of websites, but it's probably the most user-friendly, and you can use any site you want.
Shares of Impac Mortgage Holdings, a California-based company that originates and buys U.S. home loans, are surging a day after it posted first-quarter results. On Thursday, Impac reported a quarterly profit of $34m, reversing a loss recorded in the same period a year earlier.
Earlier this week we had the opportunity to try out Mini’s new Augmented Vision, a set of driving goggles that brings some of the features of your standard heads-up display to a set of glasses, making for an interesting look at the future of both connected eyewear and connected vehicles.
She meticulously translated these rigid, well-known brands through careful calligraphy. And the results are like an uncanny peek into an alternate universe where computers and printers never came to be, and all branding must be drawn by hand.
"We saw significant improvement in our first-quarter earnings as compared with last year, driven by strength in the commercial and refinance markets and by our continued focus on cost efficiency," said Dennis Gilmore, chief executive officer at First American Financial.
The First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index for agency mortgages stood at a series record of 15.14%, up 0.1 percentage point from the average over the prior three months and up 0.5 percentage point from a year earlier.
Comcast reportedly will walk away from its $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. The news comes shortly after reports surfaced that staff at the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission oppose the deal, which would vastly increase Comcast's broadband footprint.
According to an announcement from the Department of Justice, the government alleges that from September 2007 through December 2011, Quicken “knowingly submitted, or caused the submission of, claims for hundreds of improperly underwritten FHA-insured loans.”
he latest lender sentiment survey from Fannie Mae shows that mortgage lenders expect they will get a boost in business from the 97% LTV programs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and from the reduction in the cost of mortgage insurance implemented by the Federal Housing Administration.
Fifty-two percent of those kids younger than one year of age had watched TV shows, 36% had used a touchscreen device, and 24% had called someone on the phone. And 15% had used apps, while 12% had played video games.
Distressed sales—real estate-owned and short sales—accounted for 13.5% of total home sales nationally in February 2015, a 3 percentage point drop from February 2014 and a 0.8 percentage point decrease from January 2015, according to the latest report from CoreLogic.
I used to say that when my grandmother begins talking about something, that shows it’s now mainstream. With the recent Apple Watch and wearables rage, the connected experience is going mainstream, with more of a lifestyle impact that moves past travel and weather.
Auction.com, the world's largest online real estate marketplace, has named former LinkedIn and Yahoo! engineer Lawrence Yuan senior director of engineering. In this position, Yuan will oversee the development of Web and mobile applications that enhance how buyers, sellers and real estate professionals access and interact with the Auction.com platform.
Sony has come up with a fantastic solution. Owners of the company's A7S orA7II cameras can download an app (yes, even cameras have apps now) called the Touchless Shutter app. It allows you to take a photo just by waving your hand in front of the viewfinder. No contact necessary.
However, an amendment that would reduce the CFPB’s funding – by up to $100 million over the next 10 years, according to some reports – was inserted into the bill prior to the house vote. And it’s that change that’s prompted the promise of a rarely-used veto from Obama.
"When asked what causes them to leave a vendor website, 44% of [survey] respondents indicated 'No Contact Information or Phone Number,'" Derek Edmond, managing partner of KoMarketing wrote in a blog post. "More than half -- 54% -- indicated that the lack of thorough contact information reduced a vendor’s a credibility."
The website attracted 70% more unique visitors in March 2015 than in the same month in 2014, while visits via search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) doubled. Three regions stand out as the biggest traffic generators: Toronto, where traffic went up by 129%; Ottawa, which saw an increase of 89%; and Winnipeg, where traffic was up by a staggering 373%.
As home prices continue to increase, fewer homes are now heading into foreclosure. While this might be disappointing news for home shoppers, Auction.com Executive Vice President Rick Sharga cites four reasons for this trend.
When it comes to the financial services industry, one of the biggest digital disruptors is the online lender – lenders who operate solely online and distribute direct to the consumer. Online lenders may not offer the personalized service that an originator can, but they can pass their savings on overhead costs onto consumers in the form of much cheaper rates – and can offer it all from the comfort and convenience of the consumer’s couch.
Redfin asks what’s causing the inventory crunch and what they found is that, according to RealtyTrac, more than 7 million homeowners can’t sell because they’re deeply underwater, meaning they owe more on their properties than they’re worth. That figure is falling as rising home values put more homeowners into the black, but those same price gains, coupled with weak wage growth and tight credit, are discouraging many from selling and trading up. Builders haven’t kept pace, either.
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