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Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the … Continue reading

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6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or … Continue reading

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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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