New Mortgage Lending Rules Will Likely Delay Home Closings


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Forget the days of 30 day home closings.  New federal regulations taking effect this summer will provide a better home buying experience for consumers, but will likely slow down the closing process for Realtors, mortgage lenders and title companies, according to Mike McFarland, outgoing president of the Houston Mortgage Bankers Association and a senior loan […]

What Falling Oil Prices Mean for Houston’s Housing Market


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Realtors may be worried about how falling oil prices will affect their business, which depends on the strength of the local economy. In the past 6 months, crude oil prices have dropped from more than $100 a barrel to below $70 a barrel.  While consumers are rejoicing at the pump, Houston’s oil and gas industry […]

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