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Mortgage rates jump to highest point since 2013 as 10-year Treasury tops 3%
@Sphotography/Twenty20 Mortgage rates shot up this week as the 10-year Treasury yield edged past the 3 percent mark on signs of inflation. The average rate on 30-year fixed mortgages jumped......

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: April 25, 2018
headed. This week (April 25-May 1), 53 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 27 percent think rates will fall; and 20 percent believe rates will......

Mortgage, title insurers must file disaster plans with New York
Mortgage and title insurance companies licensed in New York need to file disaster response plans this year in line with increased state attention to business continuity planning. The New York......

What 10 year Treasury yield at 3% means for average mortgage rates
in the early morning hours of April 25 but it is unlikely mortgage rates followed in lock step. "There's a lot of competition for not a lot of lending activity. And the industry has learned......

How to Comply With New Data Security Rules
content] “It kind of changes the way the internet used to work,” NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson told the Facebook Live audience, noting that website operators will need to proactively ask......

Why, Where Buyers Get Denied Mortgages
a new analysis by LendingTree, based on a review of 10 million mortgage applications. The company found that the top reasons home shoppers face this rejection is poor credit history and credit......

Mortgage Rate Spike Gives Buyers the Jitters
than a year ago and are at the lowest share of overall mortgage applications since September 2008. The incentive to refinance was shaken last week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its......

Housing Costs Up 9% for Entry-Level Buyers
buy a home, compromising on size, attached versus detached, and location. More: NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun looks at what’s driving inflation . “First-time buyers continue to make......

The West, South Lift New-Home Sales
economic growth and favorable demographics, we can expect continued strengthening of the housing market across the country.”  New-home sales rose 28.3 percent month over month in March in......

Strong Employment Growth Continues to Underpin Homebuyer Demand in March 2018
during June 2012 through March 2018. [2] [1] In generating the indices, NAR uses data for the last three surveys to have close to 30 observations. Small states such as AK, ND, SD, MT......

February 2018 Housing Affordability Index
affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates fell to 4.42 percent this February, down 0.2 percent compared to 4.43 percent a year ago. Housing affordability......

Refi applications hit almost 10-year low on interest rate growth
Mortgage applications dipped as key interest rates grew to their highest level in five and a half years, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The......

The single-family house: An American symbol facing an uncertain future
25,000. Nationally, single-family home construction, eclipsed by multi-family starts after the housing market crash a decade ago, regained primacy two years ago. Single-family home builders......

Portland-area home prices push higher in February
increases in home prices have far exceeded gains in wages, and rising mortgage rates have further limited buying power. But demand for homes remains high in Portland, and the number of homes......

Mortgage rates rise for Wednesday
Multiple key mortgage rates floated higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

How the bump to 3% in the 10-year Treasury bond yield impacts your personal finances
January 2014. The yield on the 10-year note is a barometer for mortgage rates and other types of loans. Most Americans' largest liability is their home mortgage. Currently, the average 30-year......

Seattle's proposed tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest
thriving economy and booming housing market, and is home to successful......

More Agents Find Value in Promoting Green
our clients, but also our communities.”  The report was released from NAR’s Sustainability Program to pinpoint sustainability issues in residential and commercial real estate markets and identify......

Inventory Plummets in Lower Price Points
Bargain hunters or those looking to break into the housing market may need to face the reality that finding a home for less than $250,000 is getting tougher and tougher. Homes priced under $100......

Home Sales Should Be Higher—But They’re Not
households, and delayed household formation. “The broader economic environment remains favorable for home sales,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. “But without new-home......

Mortgages, other loans get pricier as 10-year Treasury rate tops 3%
the past 30 years is 6.56%, according to Bankrate.com. “With mortgage rates still well below 5%, an increase may mean you buy a less expensive house, but it doesn’t price anyone out of the market......

A More Encompassing Look at Housing Affordability: REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score
housing affordability – is an important topic. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Affordability Index is a great way to understand how affordable the housing market is or isn......

Instant Reaction: Q1 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s  S&P/Case-Shiller  release on February home prices: “There is no let-up to rising home prices. The Case-Shiller......

More homebuyers requesting tours, but way less are making offers
new listings to pick up in April and May," she said. Mortgage applications also rose slightly last week, suggesting homebuyers are preparing for the Spring buying season, according to the......

Home prices in 20 cities in February rise by most since mid-2014
wages, another hurdle for younger or first-time buyers looking to enter the housing market. Meanwhile, the ongoing price gains are translating into rising home equity for owners. "With expectations......