• Tech Stocker, Canada
  • September 16, 2019

The Pied-a-Terre Tax Is Making A Comeback. Is The Third Time The Charm?

The pied-a-terre tax has reared its head again, with New York Senator Brad Hoylman announcing a renewed fervor to see his bill through to fruition.  The tax, which would add an …

3 Questions To Ask If You’re Deciding Between An Adjustable-Rate Or Fixed-Rate Mortgage

When you’re applying for a mortgage, your interest rate can have a huge effect on your monthly payment. With home loans, there are two different ways that your interest rate can …

Priced Out Young Adults Shop for Investment Homes Far Away

Millennials who have been priced out of their local housing market are jumping online and searching for investment properties to buy elsewhere, Curbed.com reports. “We find that millennials see the investment …

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates tick up slightly to 3.58%

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is nearly one percentage point lower than a year ago. Although the average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week, the rate still managed …

Opendoor is now a mortgage lender, launches Opendoor Home Loans

iBuyer will finance home purchase even if borrower doesn’t buy from them. Two years after dipping its toes into mortgage lending as part of an effort to make it easier for homebuyers to …

Want to know how your mortgage company ranks against the competition?

With Optimal Blue’s Competitive Analytics, lenders get anonymized transactional data that’s updated daily. In any industry, it’s hard to win if you don’t know what your competition is doing. Traditionally, lenders …

Growing real estate startup Reali expanding again, launches home trade-in program

Company will allow homeowners to buy and sell in same transaction. Reali, a real estate startup that operates in California, has been quickly expanding for the last few years, and it looks …

Survey: Consumers Have Unreasonable Remodeling Budgets

Rising costs for construction materials and labor are making home improvement projects more expensive, yet too many homeowners are setting unrealistic budgets, according to the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Market Index …

3 Common Landscaping Mistakes

Landscapers say they see homeowners repeatedly making the same mistakes in yard design, whether it’s using the wrong plants or not keeping up with maintenance. Landscapers recently shared with Apartment Therapy …

Survey: Consumers Don’t Trust Their Mortgage Lenders

Consumers and mortgage lenders may not have the best relationship. In fact, mortgage servicers have some of the lowest customer satisfaction scores compared to other industry groups recently studied by J.D. …

Mortgage Rates Stay Flat, But That’s a Good Thing

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage barely budged this week, remaining low at a 3.75% average, Freddie Mac reports. “Mortgage rates have essentially stabilized over the last two months, which reflects the recovery …

Taylor Morrison is the latest big homebuilder to bet on single-family rentals

Taylor Morrison just announced a partnership with Christopher Todd Communities to build single-family, rent-only communities. It’s part of a trend of builders stepping in to the single-family rental space, either on …

Report: Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Requires Federal and Local Cooperation

WITH DISCRIMINATORY housing policies remaining and affordable housing out of reach for millions of Americans, bipartisan efforts need to be made on a local and federal level, according to a report released Tuesday by …

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