Study: Your Listing’s Words Carry Weight

A new study finds that properties that contain certain words in their listing comments tend to sell for higher prices. Watch Your Words: Up Your Blurb Appeal CoreLogic researchers analyzed more than 1 million single-family transactions that closed in the first half of 2017. Every property analyzed had public remarks and comments from which researchers … Read more

These Lenders Dominate the Mortgage Market

Quicken Loans is commanding the largest share of the mortgage market, according to 2016 data recently released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. But Wells Fargo boasts the highest origination dollar volume at $126 billion in 2016, compared to Quicken Loans’ $90.6 billion. iEmergent, which compiled the data, calculated the top mortgage lenders by … Read more

Bitcoin Real Estate Deals: A Hot Trend?

From California land deals to Manhattan condos and single-family homes in Texas, investors increasingly are asking to use bitcoin as their currency of choice when closing real estate deals. The use of such cryptocurrency is popping up more frequently in transactions for real estate. Read more: SEC Warns REcoin Cryptocurrency Is a Fraud “Our buyer … Read more