New rules for the Good Faith Estimate coming.

Thanks to the CFPB the real estate industry is going to experience some new forms and stricter rules for lenders.

Watch this video explaining the upcoming changes.

 

Staging could earn a seller $5,000-$50,000 increase in sales price.

How valuable is staging a home for sale?

What do you think? Would you pay more for a home that is staged vs an empty & vacant home.

Home buying process 101

Before you begin the hunt for your new domicile, there are a number of important hints to consider. Location, size, and affordability are good starters. But there are more…

Read the article from CNN.

A new year and a new forecast for 2015

Things are looking up. 2015 housing forecast:

As inventory continues to increase, interest rates will rise on better economic reports. Employment continues to improve and inventory grows. Lower fuel costs will add to confidence and a return of the 3% down payment.

Read Realtor Mag.

NAR 2014 report of Buyer & Seller trends.

Realtor.org 2014 in Review. Each year the National Association of Realtors compiles myriad statistics and publishes their report.