4 Ways to ID Borrower-Assistance Scammers

Scammers have targeted delinquent borrowers during the past few years, hoping to take advantage of their desperation and financial inexperience. Their approach typically involves posing as a representative of a nonprofit or government agency who can help with a loan modification or some other form of assistance.


Mortgage Rates Reach New Record Lows

Mortgage rates were back to hitting record lows again, pushing housing affordability even higher to home buyers, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. For the sixth consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular choice among buyers, has averaged below 4 percent — unheard of until a few weeks ago.


10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

For the fifth consecutive year, Nevada continues to have the highest foreclosure rate in the country, despite a 31 percent drop in the state’s foreclosure activity from 2010 to 2011, RealtyTrac reports.


Foreign Buyers See Big Bargains in U.S. Real Estate

Foreign investors are finding plenty of deals in the U.S. when it comes to real estate, and, as such, more international investors are flocking to key states to buy their piece of the American Dream.


Realtor.com to Launch Free Mobile Listing Sites

More buyers and sellers are accessing listings on their mobile devices, so Realtor.com is debuting a new tool to help real estate professionals improve the mobile viewing experience.


‘Messy Neighbor’ Gets Jail Time

A 53-year-old Mount Pleasant, S.C., woman was released this week after spending six days in jail for failing to pay a $480 city fine for having a messy yard.