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Housing Market Is Feeling Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak

February 6, 2020 The U.S. housing market is feeling the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak from China. Mortgage interest rates have dropped because of it, and the luxury sector has seen Chinese buyers, who had been propelling that market, … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2020) – Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although the Midwest saw sales decline, the other three major U.S. regions reported meaningful growth … Continue reading

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What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for Buyers

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession took hold in 2008, though the move is not likely to deliver significant juice to an already favorable borrowing environment for home buyers. The … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows

This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, leaving some borrowers wondering how low will they go. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week, the lowest average since September 2017.  “While the drop in mortgage rates is … Continue reading

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Metro Home Prices Rise 4.8% in 3rd Quarter

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2018) – Low inventory levels of moderately priced homes continue to stifle home sales and maintain the trend of increasing metro market prices according to the latest quarterly report (link is external) by the National Association of … Continue reading

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Market Shifting to Buyers’ Favor

September 26, 2018 A housing market defined by rapidly rising home prices, bidding wars, a lack of inventory, and sellers with the upper hand in negotiations may be changing. “The signs are pointing to a market that’s shifting toward buyers,” … Continue reading

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Realtors® Midyear Forecast

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to … Continue reading

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Midyear Forecast: Home Sales, Prices to Rise Despite Inventory, Affordability Challenges

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases, according to … Continue reading

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Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7% in the 1st Quarter

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) – Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. … Continue reading

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