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Mikhail Gaushkin named chief marketing offer of Auction.com

Real estate transaction marketplace Auction.com named Mikhail Gaushkin as its new chief marketing officer.  Gaushkin will be leading the company’s marketing organization, with a goal to expand its buyer markets.  Auction.com, a Ten-X company, offers an inventory of...

VA mortgage lending increased 2.3% led by Millennials

The number of loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs increased 2.3% in the 12 months through September, led by a 14% gain in the number of mortgages for Millennial-generation veterans and active-duty military. Borrowers aged 23 to 38 accounted for 211,276...

U.S. housing affordability woes spurs uptick in homebuyer migration

The nation’s mortgage rates continue to hover near historical lows, which has spurred an increase in purchasing demand. However, as more home buyers enter the market, America’s lack of housing inventory has begun to put pressure on home prices nationwide. Redfin’s...

Homeowners say they feel stuck, can’t reach other financial goals

Rising housing costs and worsening income-to-mortgage ratios mean that more homeowners are house-rich, but cash-poor, limiting their ability to reach other financial goals. In a new survey from homeownership investment startup Hometap, nearly 75% of the respondents...

Better.com names Devang Thakkar chief product officer

Last month, HousingWire reported that Better.com was in “full growth mode.” At the time, the digital mortgage companies just announced its expansion in Charlotte and its plans to hire 1,000 employees in its new North Carolina office over the next five years. The...

How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home in America

Home buyers today face tough challenges - housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn't go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles? With more flexibility and a bit of...

Need a go-to lender, who’s always on? Choose a mortgage broker

In the mortgage loan process, there are a number of touchpoints where progress can be derailed by everything from a missed signature to a homeowner making a big unexpected purchase. As a real estate professional trying to get buyers into their dream homes, you need an...

FHFA: U.S. home prices climb 4.6% from last September

Home prices increased in September, rising only 0.2% from the previous month but up 4.6% from 2018, according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from...

Carson defends withholding disaster funds from Puerto Rico

Back in 2017, Hurricane Maria swept through the Atlantic, devastating the island and U.S. territory Puerto Rico. Since then, members of Congress have sought to allocate funding to the island in order to mitigate loss and help its citizens move forward and rebuild...

The 10 Most Popular Powder Rooms on Houzz Right Now (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved powder room photos uploaded to Houzz since July 1, 2019.The most popular powder rooms on Houzz continue to be spaces in which designers have fun and go bold with colors, materials and patterns — often all at the same...

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Are you ready to buy? A Word to the Wise, Virginia shares years of experience with her clients, helpful tips and road maps to success.
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