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Borrowers Face Higher Mortgage Rates

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 17, 2017 For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates were on the rise. “As expected, the [Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee] announced its first rate hike of 2017 and hinted at additional increases … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Move Lower This Week

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 03, 2017 Mortgage rates broke a monthlong holding pattern and inched lower this week. “The 10-year Treasury yield remained relatively flat this week, while the 30-year mortgage rate fell 6 basis points to … Continue reading

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FHA Strong Enough for MIP Cut, Analysis Suggests

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 24, 2017 Is now a good time for FHA to reduce hurdles to homeownership with a lower mortgage insurance premium? NAR says yes, but the Trump administration and some members of Congress aren’t … Continue reading

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Survey: Despite TRID, Closing Hiccups Persist

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 17, 2017 More than half of lenders last year gave loan estimates to home buyers that later had to be revised before closing, according to a new survey released by ClosingCorp, a provider … Continue reading

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The Big Down Payment Myth

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may … Continue reading

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Lenders Aim for 21-Day Closing Window

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 13, 2017 In an era of bloated closing times, some lenders are looking to quicken the pace it takes to get a buyer to the settlement table. Some lenders are retooling operations and … Continue reading

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10 States With Best Economic Prospects

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, December 28, 2016 North Dakota tops a list of states poised to have the healthiest economies in 2017, followed by Oklahoma and Texas. The list was compiled by business solutions site ExpertMarket.com, which culled … Continue reading

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HARP Extended to 2017 as Bridge to New Refi Program

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 29, 2016 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is extending the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) until Sept. 30, 2017. The FHFA estimates that more than 300,000 home owners could still benefit by refinancing … Continue reading

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Good for Buyers: Mortgage Rates Barely Budge

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 26, 2016 Mortgage rates continue to hover around all-time lows with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.43 percent this week. “This marks the ninth consecutive week that mortgage rates have been below 3.5 … Continue reading

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