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Calif. man sentenced after hundreds lose homes in mortgage scheme

A San Diego man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a mortgage rescue scam in which nearly 260 California and Arizona homeowners lost their homes. Prosecutors say...

Rate paralysis creates illusion of stability

Long-term rates have been unchanged for a month and a half, the 10-year T-note between 2.5 and 2.7 percent, mortgages near 4.5 percent. That stability is an illusion. Trading desks now labor in deafening...

Baby boomers moving to cities, hipster neighborhoods

Aging “hipsters” in their 50s and 60s are moving into apartments and condos in young, hip city neighborhoods across the U.S. to eschew the housekeeping duties that come with owning suburban property and to...

Builders see jump in July mortgage loan apps

Homebuilders’ mortgage lending subsidiaries saw a 14 percent jump in loan applications from June to July, and average loan size for new-home purchases was up $5,271, to $288,382, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in...

Don’t expect IRS to take your word that ‘It’s for business’

A recent tax court case shows how real estate agents and brokers can have trouble with the IRS, not because they did anything wrong, but simply because they don’t have the proper documentation. Marvell...

Leverage big data to drive your business [VIDEO]

The term “big data” gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? Does it matter to you? Learn the value behind the numbers and see how you can leverage big data...

Make your blog headlines sing, but not at the expense of SEO

If you’re looking to add a bit more luster to your blog, have a look at the entries of the latest #madREskillz entries: They were chock-full of ways to jazz things up. Sellstate Regency...

Prudential Utah Real Estate joins RealtyTrac Network

Prudential Utah Real Estate, which has 15 offices and 400 agents in nine northern Utah counties, has joined RealtyTrac’s broker network and will receive exclusive leads, market insight and media exposure from the foreclosure marketplace,...

These will be condos. I mean apartments. Actually, condos.

Condo conversions are “inching up” in Los Angeles — the city issued 38 permits last year, down from 208 in 2007 — but one expert tells the L.A. Times that the only condo conversions...

‘Realtor car’ competes at Talladega, Daytona speedways

Century 21 has its IndyCar, so why can’t the Alabama-based Baldwin County Association of Realtors sponsor a stock car, sending the Realtor “block R” screaming around the turns of famous tracks like the Talladega...
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