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Homes Are More Affordable Than 20 Years Ago

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Homes are actually more affordable now than they were in the late 1990s, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report by Black Knight Inc., a mortgage data and performance information provider. … 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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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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Fed Votes to Leave Key Rate Alone

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 27, 2017 The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that it will hold off on making any increases to its short-term interest rate, at least for a while longer. The Federal Open Market Committee … Continue reading

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10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 16, 2017 Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top issues facing the housing industry in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual list of the Top 10 Issues … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable … 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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Mortgage Rates Move Even Lower This Week

  Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 19, 2016 Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly this week compared to the previous week, and continue to hover near all-time lows. “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 2 basis points to 3.43 percent this … Continue reading

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