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HARP Extended Through 2018

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is extending HARP, a popular government refinancing program, through Dec. 31, 2018. The Home Affordable Refinance Program was to expire on Sept. 30. … Continue reading

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New Program to Help Buyers Bypass Appraisals

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Mortgage giant Freddie Mac has announced a new program allowing some home buyers to skip a traditional appraisal, which could lower the fees the buyers pay and speed up the closing … Continue reading

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Loan Demand Gets a Lift From Rate Drop

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Interest rates dropped last week, giving homeowners and home buyers more incentive to lock in a lower rate as they apply for a mortgage. Total mortgage application activity for home buying … Continue reading

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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … 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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Lower Rates Buoy Refis, Not New Mortgages

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Lower mortgage rates are prompting homeowners to refinance, but applications for home purchases aren’t rising. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Wednesday that total mortgage applications—including for refinances and home purchases—rose … Continue reading

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Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Loan Demand

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Total mortgage activity—which includes applications for refinancings and home purchases—rose 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis as homeowners rushed to take advantage of lower mortgage rates. The refinance market was … 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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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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