More Cities Join ‘Improving’ Housing Market List
The National Association of Home Builders’ list of improving housing markets nearly doubled this month, as more cities showed signs of a rebound with their real estate markets.
Rental History: More Important in Getting a Mortgage?
Borrowers who have a history of paying rent on time may see a boost to their credit score. Experian, a leading credit report company, added a section to its credit reports last year that reflected on-time rent payments, which helped give a boost in the credit scores to some on-time rent payers. Now the two other major credit reporting companies are following suit.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas kicked off this week, putting a spotlight on the latest technology trends and gadgets, while also offering sneak peeks of what’s coming in the future.
Chicago Finds New Purpose for Foreclosed Condos
More cities are faced with the question: What should happen to the vacant homes left behind from the foreclosure crisis?
Tiger Woods’ Ex-Wife Bulldozes $12 Million Mansion
Tiger Wood’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren is capturing media headlines for recently bulldozing her $12 million, 17,000-square-foot Palm Beach, Fla., home that she had recently purchased with her divorce settlement. Nordegren had the six-bedroom mansion torn down after termites were discovered.
Nominations Sought for Volunteer and Mentor Program
REALTORS® have always been active in their communities. Thanks to REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society, they can become even bigger assets to those in need through the Volunteering Works program. The program, which matches REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach with a mentor, is now seeking entries.
Is That Fixer-Upper a Wallet Emptier? Get Free Info
The average cost of a midrange bathroom remodel is $16,552, according to the 2011-2012Remodeling Magazine Cost v. Value report. That may be just the tip of the expense iceberg for buyers considering purchasing a fixer-upper.