Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why Heat Pumps are Better than Furnaces in Energy Efficient Homes

Furnaces should have no place in energy efficient homes. Here is why – when you add enough insulation to the building and tighten up the envelope, your heating load falls faster than the cooling load. This does make sense because […]

Strategies for Generating Mortgage Leads

In the mortgage business, generating mortgage leads is not an easy task. Yet, there are some institutions which manage this task so efficiently that they leave their competitors in awe. After conducting some extensive research with mortgage loan originators, loan […]

Making the Most of Cash-Out Refinancing

Cash-out refinancing accesses your home equity through a new mortgage with a bigger principal amount than the current one. You can avail for the difference amount between the principals of the two mortgages IN CASH for almost any purposes. Use […]

The 2012 Energy Code and Its Impact on Builders

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code has been adopted by several states. The new version of the energy code requires more insulation, better windows, tighter ducts and more efficient lighting. Each revision of the code tends to increase the energy […]

How Realtors Can Benefit from Big Data

The last few years have been quite tough for the real estate industry. In fact, the subprime mortgage crisis in the US made it nearly impossible to get loans and drove buyers away from the market. The recession caused people […]

Big Data Predictions

Big data was perhaps the biggest buzzword in 2013. People often used the phrase inappropriately without fully understanding what big data meant. This year they are going to understand the concept better. The year 2013 was a big year for […]

Refinance Strategies: Home Repairs & Renovations That Matter

The real estate domain is witnessing a lot of buzz. Both buyers and sellers seem optimistic, better informed, and well prepared about their buying and selling choices. Property values are slowly climbing. Homeowners are looking for ways to increase their […]

Flood Insurance Program Leaves Agents Confused and Flood Communities Heartbroken

The Federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program held a lot of promise but in the recent past, things seem to have gone horribly wrong. Now the highly anticipated changes that were expected to address the growing Program deficit have been […]

Top Reasons to Invest in Single Family Housing

There are several investors who believe that investing in multifamily housing units is more profitable than investing in single family units. However buying and selling single family units are just as profitable. Yes, it depends on the way you invest. […]

Real Estate Big Data Trends

Every year, IT industry experts provide a forecast for the year ahead. Something similar happened this year too, but the predictions had something unique about them. Each emerging tech trend insisted that big data will prevail and flourish across businesses […]