Tag Archives: Mortgage

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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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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Home Prices Jump 6.2% in 2nd Quarter; Eclipse 2016 High

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) — The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their robust growth in the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly … 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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Mortgage Rates Aren’t Budging

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 04, 2017 Mortgage rates have mostly held steady the past few weeks, with the 30-year fixed-rate loan still averaging below 4 percent. “The 10-year Treasury yield was relatively flat this week, as was … 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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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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Mortgage Rates Push Above 4% Average

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 14, 2017 Average mortgage rates are moving up, posting increases for the second consecutive week. “After fully absorbing the sharp increases in Treasury yields over the past couple of weeks, the 30-year mortgage … Continue reading

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