With demand for housing continuing to hold steady and even grow rapidly in some areas, analysts expect real estate to remain strong in 2016.
To get a pulse on the housing market, economists, real estate professionals and journalists often turn to appraisal volume statistics.
With more homes in quickly growing cities being built with smart home technology, appraisers need to be familiar with this trend.
While big banks said they aren't seeing much effect from the new regulations, other smaller lenders beg to differ.
If a homeowner is refinancing their mortgage, there are a few things they should know about the process.