The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday released a new toolkit that guides consumers through the process of shopping for a mortgage and buying a house, and the mortgage industry thinks it’s a good idea.
You can’t tell the players without a program, and you can’t know where housing is going unless you have as many readings as possible. To that end, Nationwide is offering a new quarterly analysis for the toolkit that's sunny. Is it too sunny?
Step inside the Raht Racer, a three-wheeled vehicle that looks a little like a simplified version of the Batmobile, and you'll start to pedal like you're riding a bicycle. But as you feed power to the electric motor inside, the bike also senses how hard you're pushing. Pedal hard—or flip on an automatic mode, if you don't want a workout—and the bike will travel up to 100 miles an hour on the highway.
What's the new algorithm update about? It will use mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal -- if your website isn't mobile-friendly, you could get dinged in the SERPs when someone is searching Google using a mobile device.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says demand appears to be strengthening as we head into the spring buying season. “Pending sales showed solid gains last month, driven by a steadily-improving labor market, mortgage rates hovering around 4 percent and the likelihood of more renters looking to hedge against increasing rents,” he said.
Why is email so recession-proof? We've seen it thrive in the years following the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. We saw it go through the roof after CAN SPAM. It's taken on every challenger there is and keeps growing 10% a year in marketing spend.
Clayton Holdings announced it acquired Red Bell Real Estate, and its sister company, Main Street Valuation. According to the president of Clayton, this will serve as the platform and the foundation for new initiatives within the broader real estate market.
Shortly after releasing the new requirements for the sales of non-performing loans, Freddie Mac announced its biggest sale yet of seriously delinquent loans from its portfolio. This one is nearly the same amount as the first two pilot sales combined.
From March 27, in a pilot scheme in London and Kent, cyclists can get LifePaint, a reflective safety spray, for free. If the scheme proves popular, Volvo says it will expand it across the U.K. and then internationally.
For the past decade, we’ve largely been a victim of circumstance, whether it was riding the crest of the boom years or scrambling for firm footing during the housing crash. As we move further into 2015, however, a clear distinction is emerging—Power Brokers are taking back control.
Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber...
As part of its barrage of April Fools' pranks, Google Maps has created a hack that lets users turn any city into the pixelated, classic arcade game, complete with multi-colored ghosts and iconic music. Simply click on the icon on the lower left of the screen to begin playing in your desktop browser.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.62 percent, up six basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to the current rate on Tuesday.
IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company.
Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough...
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, it doesn't make you that much happier. But one of the biggest questions is how to allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.
The Villages, Fla., an hour northwest of Orlando, may be the onlyretirement community that is also the center of its own census-designated statistical area. It also holds another distinction: In 2014, its population rose more quickly than that of any other census area in the United States, climbing 5.4 percent, compared with 0.7 percent for the nation as a whole.
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