Save the date: The Real Deal’s annual Miami Showcase and Forum on October 25

The Real Deal’s fifth annual South Florida Real Estate Showcase and Forum is shaping up to once again be the biggest industry event in the region. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 25 and join us at our new location at Mana Wynwood for a full day of programming, networking [...]

Racial disparities significant in mortgage rejections

For millions of Americans hoping to buy or refinance a home, it’s a crucial make-or-break question: Will the lender say yes to our mortgage application, turn it down or charge us a higher interest rate than we need? Surprisingly, large numbers of loan applications don’t make it. Roughly one of every [...]

National Cheat Sheet: Developers could make bank from Dodd-Frank rollback, Blackstone bids $4.8B for LaSalle Hotel Properties … & more

Clockwise from top left: Rep. Barney Frank and former Sen. Chris Dodd; Blackstone Group’s xtJonathan Gray; Softbank’s Masayoshi Son; EXp Realty’s Glenn Sanford. Developers could make bank from rollback of Dodd-Frank New legislation passed by the House of Representatives would relax restrictions on thousands of smaller lenders, potentially opening up the spigot [...]

South Florida home sales rise in April: Florida Realtors

Miami-Dade homes (Credit: indmiamibeachrealestate.com) Residential sales rose in all three counties in April to more than 8,700 closings – a 7.85 percent year-over-year increase – according to reports from the Florida Realtors. Miami-Dade experienced the biggest surge with a nearly 13 percent increase in closings compared to the previous year. The increases [...]

How to save $9,000 on your mortgage

If you're looking to buy a home, take these steps before committing to a mortgage. [...]

It's tough to be a homebuyer in Seattle

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Home Depot's sluggish sales may be warning sign for housing

Home Deport reported sales growth that missed Wall Street's forecasts. The company specifically cited a 'slow start' to spring as a problem. Bad weather did hurt sales. But rising mortgage rates might be a bigger problem going forward. [...]

Are you ready to buy a home?

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