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  • (posted: October 07, 2010)
    The uproar over bad conduct by mortgage lenders intensified Tuesday, as lawmakers in Washington requested a federal investigation and the attorney general in Texas joined a chorus of state law enforcement figures calling for freezes on all foreclosures...
  • (posted: September 30, 2010)
    Suspicions confirmed: Homeowners in the Northeast pay the highest property taxes in the nation...
  • (posted: September 22, 2010)
    Why the new housing numbers likely aren't a fluke, but a sign of the start of a housing comeback...
  • (posted: September 15, 2010)
    Recession-hammered homeowners' credit scores are on the decline across the country, say scoring industry experts, and that makes more consumers vulnerable to scams that purport to erase delinquencies, judgments, foreclosures and other problems...
  • (posted: September 08, 2010)
    Thomas and Laura Fabricio, newlywed lawyers, say prices have sagged since they began looking for a starter home last year. As a result, they say, once-too-pricey neighborhoods opened up and descended right into their price bracket -- $200,000, give or take...
  • (posted: September 01, 2010)
    After 18 months, and with a deadline approaching, the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Program is now beginning to take shape in South Florida...
  • (posted: June 22, 2010)
    AUSTIN –– For some people angling to claim the home-buyer tax credit, hiccups in getting to the closing table are threatening to disqualify them from getting the incentive. But a Senate amendment to the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 would give them more time to finalize the sale...
  • (posted: June 15, 2010)
    Homekeys announced today the launch of its Pay As You Go - Flat Fee MLS listing service. The program allows property owners to list their homes for sale and pay for services as they use them...
  • (posted: June 08, 2010)
    AUSTIN –– Real estate experts predicted this week that 3.5 million homes nationally will go into foreclosure this year as risky adjustable–rate mortgages written in 2005 reset and unemployment continues...
  • (posted: June 02, 2010)
    Despite low mortgage rates and reduced home prices, an increasing percentage of consumers say they believe renting is a better choice than owning a home in the current real–estate market...
  • (posted: May 25, 2010)
    Forty–one percent of homeowners with a mortgage would consider walking away from their home if the loan were to go underwater, meaning they'd owe more than the market value of the home, according to a survey from Trulia.com and RealtyTrac...
  • (posted: May 19, 2010)
    Despite falling mortgage rates, fewer people applied for mortgages to purchase a home last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...
  • (posted: May 12, 2010)
    The real estate sector took a body blow in 2008 and has yet to recover. Although signs indicate a slow return to health, there are more reasons than not to hold off on celebrating...
  • (posted: May 04, 2010)
    Since our founding in 2004, Homekeys has prided itself on being a consumer´s advocate organization that maximizes the role of a human being with innovative technology...
  • (posted: April 27, 2010)
    Boosted by a soon–to–expire tax break, low mortgage rates and favorable weather, sales of new homes surged 27% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000 after hitting a record low in February, according to Commerce Department estimates released Friday...
  • (posted: March 30, 2010)
    The Obama administration unveiled new features in its mortgage modification program on Friday, providing new hope for borrowers who are unemployed or severely underwater on their mortgages...
  • (posted: March 02, 2010)
    The government is giving homeowners another year to refinance their loans under a little-used program designed to help borrowers whose homes have plummeted in value...
  • (posted: February 23, 2010)
    Lowe's reported a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter on Monday, and the nation's second-largest home-improvement retailer indicated that 2010 would be a better year for the housing market...
  • (posted: February 17, 2010)
    Are you ready to buy a home? How do you know if you are ready? Should you rent? Buying an elephant and feeding an elephant are two different things but both are equally important...
  • (posted: February 9, 2010)
    Today’s consumers know what they want and when they want it. In essence, most data and information needed to make a real estate decision is available...
  • (posted: February 2, 2010)
    Homekeys announced Friday, January 29, 2010 that effective immediately FREE ads can be placed in Homekeys Weekly Newsletter...
  • (posted: January 26, 2010)
    The global real estate community is breathing easier than it was a year ago, judging by the sentiments of participants at a recent Knowledge@Wharton global real estate forum...
  • (posted: January 19, 2010)
    A day does not go by without a new laundry list of empty promises geared to solve our State’s real estate crisis...
  • (posted: January 12, 2010)
    Fannie Mae just announced that it will accept loans made on Miami-Dade condo units at the following 51 locations locations...
  • (posted: January 5, 2010)
    The following is an Inman News Roadmap to Recovery Q&A with Manuel J. Iraola, president and CEO for Homekeys, a company that offers online real estate tools and services...
  • (posted: December 29, 2009)
    Homekeys was the first company in the US that offered FREE online estimations of property values to the residents of the State of Florida...
  • (posted: December 22, 2009)
    Don't let the chorus of experts confuse you. These experts are the same that took us to where we are by selling a market that was totally unsustainable...
  • (posted: December 15, 2009)
    It depends on who answers the question. Traditional real estate agents want to preserve the status quo; new entrants are trying to create a new game; and consumers want the best of both worlds...


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