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Surprise Of The Month: Jobs Report Shows Big May Employment Gains, Falling Unemployment
...that construction employment rose 464,000 in May, a sign that the housing market might be strong and that maybe some businesses and local governments are adding infrastructure. Even retail employment......

Home sales spike in Houston for first time since pandemic began
Houston-area home closings surged last week for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Buyers closed on 2,401 homes during the week ended June 1, a 50% jump over the same......

Virginia's housing market more resilient than rest of nation
Virginia's housing market has demonstrated greater resiliency than many housing markets across the country even though home sales have slowed across much of the state as a result of COVID-19......

Refi Rates Today, June 5, 2020 | Rates move lower
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

The Impact Of Flood Damage On Pandemic-Era Real Estate
...way that real estate transactions are conducted. How will a flood impact home sales? While the housing market's response to the pandemic has no precedent, we do have historical models for......

Why Student Housing Occupancy Could Increase for Fall
...video presentation on the state of the student housing market that GlobeSt.com gained exclusively, Pierce offered an optimistic......

Smart ways to use your equity for home improvement
...line of credit whether or not you use it. Lastly, if the housing market crashes, you may wind up owing more than your home is worth. View home equity rates Tap into the value you have in......

Ask Bankrate: Questions about home values, best use for pension money and more
...12 months, according to the CoreLogic report. Tight inventory has helped the housing market retain most of its value, unlike the Great Recession, where we had a surplus of housing.” Q2: Should......

People are saving more than ever. Where to stash your cash
...week was 0.06% annual percentage yield, or APY, according to the FDIC. The big banks, like Chase, Wells Fargo or Bank of America offer savings accounts closer to 0.01%. Certain premium accounts......

Mortgage Applications Jump 18% Amid Record Low Rates
...search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . June 4, 2020 Mortgage rates again fell to an all-time low last week and home buyers are rushing out......

List Prices Hit a New High, Inventory Shortages Abound
The housing market started showing signs of strengthening in May as states started to reopen after being on lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, realtor.com®’s latest May Monthly Housing Trends......

Top 10 Markets for Millennial Buyers During the Pandemic
...cities begin to reopen, millennials will play a significant role in the housing market’s recovery,” says Vince Malta, president of the National Association of REALTORS®. Among the largest......

Can mortgage rates fall below 3%? The answer depends on Treasury rates
...low level that could lead even more Americans to refinance. But for mortgage rates to plunge through that historic barrier, financial forces would need to align in a way that some economists......

Best jumbo money market rates for June 2020
...who have a jumbo money market account need to be aware of FDIC limits and guidelines . The FDIC standard insurance amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership...

People are saving more than ever. Here's where to stash your cash
...week was 0.06% annual percentage yield, or APY, according to the FDIC. The big banks, like Chase, Wells Fargo or Bank of America offer savings accounts closer to 0.01%. Certain premium accounts......

Mortgage rates rise on favorable economic news
Mortgage rates increased slightly this week as indicators point to an economic revival, including increased home sales activity, according to Freddie Mac. "While the economy is slowly rebounding......

New York Startup Hyperscience Raises $60 Million In Bid To Become Automation Software’s Next Breakout
...core product. That can include processing insurance claims and enrollments in programs, mortgage applications and the myriad forms required for confirming, tracking and processing receipts and......

Metro Denver housing market revives after restrictions ease in May
Metro Denver's housing market bounced back in May, with new listings and pending sales rebounding after stay-at-home orders lifted, according to a monthly update from the Denver Metro Association......

A Guide to Managing Personal Finances During the COVID-19 Crisis
...a mortgage refinance or a modification, which would reduce your monthly payments. Mortgage rates are at historic lows, so take advantage of the opportunity to pay less or to convert an adjustable-rate......

The Best Markets For Real Estate Investment During The Coronovirus
...jobs will return and that we won't see a wave of home sales by desperate owners, there are other ways to figure out where and how an investment makes the most sense - and with the least risk......

Looking for house prices to drop? Wait until next April
...low inventory of homes for sale, coupled with homebuyers' spur of record-low mortgage rates, will likely continue to support home price growth during the spring," said CoreLogic Chief Economist......

Change Is The Only Constant: Successful Landlording In A Time Of Crisis
...Changes As of right now, there is a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in some areas put in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This means you cannot......

Four Ways To Financially Thrive In The Next Recession
...the last one, this recession will lead to many opportunities in the housing market. Make sure you have your eyes open and are ready to jump in the game....

Four Ways The Global Pandemic Could Reshape U.S. Real Estate
...much more appealing. Buying a second home can be expensive, between higher mortgage rates, additional taxes, insurance and maintenance expenses. But owning a second home may be possible for......

Student Loan Debt Holds Back Professional And Market Growth
...of marriages, families and small businesses — all of which drive the housing market and economy. In related research conducted by Zillow , 39% of buyers and half of renters reported that student......