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7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

By Wendy Helfenbaum | Sep 21, 2017 Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you’ll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn’t worth your time. Still, there’s a … Continue reading

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More Owners Are Using Their Equity Again

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Home prices continue to rise and more homeowners are tapping into their home equity, making home equity lines of credit and cash-out mortgage refinances popular again. Home equity line originations jumped 8 percent to … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Retreat 1.8% in June

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2017) — Existing-home sales slipped in June as low supply kept homes selling at a near record pace but ultimately ended up muting overall activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Midwest saw an … Continue reading

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Credit Scores Hit Record High

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Credit scores among U.S. consumers surged to a record high this spring. Further, the share of borrowers considered among the riskiest borrowers hit a record low. The higher credit scores could … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Set a New 2017 Low This Week

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 14, 2017 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to drop this week, setting a new low for 2017, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. This marks the fourth consecutive week that … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Surprise By Nearing 2017 Low

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 07, 2017 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped lower for the third consecutive week and neared its low for 2017, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “The 10-year Treasury yield was … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Got Cheaper This Week

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 31, 2017 For the second consecutive week, average mortgage rates fell, lowering the borrowing costs of buyers. “The 10-year Treasury yield remained relatively flat this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. … Continue reading

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The Big Challenges Home Buyers Face in 2017

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 20, 2017 What are the top challenges your home buyers face this year? A recent survey from realtor.com® reveals the following: 1. Low inventories: There aren’t enough homes for sale and inventory woes … Continue reading

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Borrowing Costs Move Lower This Week

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 13, 2017 Mortgage rates edged down for the second consecutive week, a temporary reprieve from what had been weeks of rising rates. “After absorbing a mixed December jobs report; the 10-year Treasury yield … Continue reading

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