Mortgage fraud risk sees substantial increase in Q2 2018

The risk of a borrower overstating their income, misrepresenting how they intend to use a property, or otherwise committing mortgage fraud was up considerably in the second quarter of 2018, according to the property analytics company CoreLogic.

How to be a savvy open house guest

You can tour houses at any point, but it can be helpful to first discuss your needs and wants, do some online research, and talk with your agent and your lender. That way, you—and your agent—can take...

Property transactions October 19, 2018

Property transactions October 19, 2018

Looking up and expanding home space with lofts

A loft allows you to capitalize on a high ceiling by establishing elevated floor space within the home. You may be able to use this area as an extra bedroom, but it will also work well for functions such as a home office or playroom.

Decline in pending sales continues in August

Pending sales in the United States dropped for the eighth consecutive month in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, the organization said there are also indications that more homeowners may be considering putting their...

Realtors hear from Peter Gioia on the state of Connecticut's economy

Realtors® and home builders associations work hard year-round to ensure that issues affecting housing are either supported or defeated. Recently, Peter Gioia of and former CBIA Chief Economist, addressed a small audience of...

Property Transactions October 12, 2018

Property Transactions October 12, 2018

Seller optimism hits high point in HOME report

A record high share of respondents to the latest Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey said they consider it a good time to sell. At the same time, a dwindling share of buyers considered it a good time to buy a home.

Walls, misdirection, and other ways to hide the toilet

The toilet isn't exactly something you can remove from the bathroom. But there are some options for making it less noticeable when making changes to the room.

Existing home sales hold steady in August

Sales of existing homes were flat in August as slower sales in the West and South offset gains in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were also down on an annual basis for the sixth month in a row.

Convenient heating and cooling tops list of non-negotiable home amenities

People looking to buy a home or move into a new apartment are often advised that they should be prepared to make compromises, since it's unlikely that they'll find a place with everything they want. But a new survey by the home design site

Keeping your fireplace and chimney safe

Here's what to look for to ensure your fireplace is safe and up to snuff.

Property Transactions October 5, 2018

Property Transactions October 5, 2018


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