Refis lead the way as mortgage applications rise 1.7%

After two weeks of slight declines, mortgage applications regained their footing last week, rising 1.7% from the week prior, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The refinance index led the rebound after it gained 3% from the previous week, however, according to Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president

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Is 2021 a good time to buy a house?

This year’s housing market has been plagued with low inventory, rising home prices, and endless bidding wars, making it hard for some would-be homeowners to get their foot in the door. Will 2021 be any different? Or, will it be a good time to buy a house? If you’ve been

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Here’s how to build credit to buy a house

Credit plays a huge role in the home-buying process. It also affects the interest rate you receive on your loan, as well as the long-term costs of borrowing the money. So if you have a low credit score or no credit at all, that can definitely hold back your home-buying dreams

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Real estate tech roundup: Asteroom, Homesnap and SafeShowings

Asteroom, a smartphone-based provider of mobile 3D home tours for real estate professionals, has announced a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach which gives agents access to Asteroom’s 3D tour technology, image enhancement and 3D virtual staging capabilities. Asteroom’s technology lets agents use their smartphone camera to

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