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The different types of houses and the pros and cons of each
...community repairs The risk of having your property’s value impacted by foreclosures or short sales within the community Townhouse A townhouse is a multi-floor home with its own entrance that......

Appraisers Struggle to Manage Skyrocketing Demand
As record low mortgage rates prompt a wave in both home buying and refinancing, appraisers may be having a tough time keeping up: Lenders are reporting turnaround times for appraisals are increasing......

Investing Giant to Double Down on Suburban Home Purchases
...is reportedly ready to increase its offerings in the suburbs. With low mortgage rates and consumers’ increasing desire for more space, Invitation Homes says it is ready to add to the 80,000......

MGIC's 2Q net income down as coronavirus leads to higher reserving
...MIs in a strong capital position." Because of the record low mortgage rates , MGIC produced $28.2 billion of new insurance written in the second quarter, compared $17.9 billion in the first......

Pandemic Mortgage Forbearance Falls—But Only For Certain Borrowers
...types of loans, according to Ellie Mae, a software company that processes mortgage applications. Government-backed loans, such as FHA and VA, attract first-time borrowers as well as borrowers......

Investing Giant Gets Ready to Swoop In on Suburban Market
...is reportedly ready to increase its offerings in the suburbs. With low mortgage rates and consumers’ increasing desire for more space, Invitation Homes says it is ready to add to the 80,000......

Appraisers Struggle to Keep Up With Skyrocketing Demand
As record low mortgage rates prompt a wave in both home buying and refinancing, appraisers may be having a tough time keeping up: Lenders are reporting turnaround times for appraisals are increasing......

30-year fixed mortgage rate breaks through to another new low
...information about every financial or credit product or service. Share this page Mortgage rates  fell to a yet another new record low this week. The benchmark......

Mortgage rates crush it again, plunge to a new all-time low
...information about every financial or credit product or service. Share this page Mortgage rates  just keep sliding lower, hitting yet another new record low......

THE U.S. ECONOMY HAS SEEN THE BOTTOM, NOW HOW WILL IT RISE?
...Buoyed by rock bottom interest rates and the easing of lockdowns, the housing market is showing signs of life with solid improvement in housing starts in May and June.  The next few months......

Millennial purchase 'boom is just starting': Ellie Mae
...of millennials reach the typical home shopping age, their impact on the housing market grows. In conjunction with this summer's historic interest rate drops , millennials locked in average......

Mortgage applications down again, but still ahead of 2019's pace
...one year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 31 reported a 5.1% drop from the previous week although it was 55%......

Invitation Homes eyes next its 80,000 houses as suburbs boom
...backyard. Now, Invitation Homes is buying houses at a time when low mortgage rates and the desire for more space has placed suburban houses in high demand, even as the COVID-19 pandemic roils......

Housing Providers Face Disaster Without Help Soon From Congress
...loss of maintenance jobs, declining property tax payments to municipalities, and bank foreclosures in the short term. In the long term, it may mean increasing consolidation of these properties......

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Aug 5, 2020
) -  Mortgage applications decreased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

REALTORS® Anticipate Strong Demand for Residential and Industrial Land in 2020 Q3
...to a quarterly survey in the second quarter that are reported in NAR’s 2020 Q2 Commercial Market Trends and Outlook report. Among 352 REALTORS® who responded to the survey 1 , respondents expected......

Mortgage Rates Today, August 5, 2020 | Rates decline
...credit product or service. Share this page Binyamin Mellish/stocksnap.io Several key mortgage rates sunk lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed......

As mortgage rates fall to record lows, beware refinance deals with hefty costs
The historic plunge in mortgage rates has created eye-popping deals, with many borrowers locking in 30-year loans well below 3 percent. But borrower beware: The sweet deals sometimes bring......

Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Here’s Why You Should
...to identify provisions that could be impacted. Watch the following video from NAR’s legal team to help create or update a disaster plan that includes everything from addressing team safety......

Your Noble Intentions Are Admirable, But They Might Be Dangerous
...Bust , which is still one of the best guides to how the housing market went careening into the abyss in the first decade of the twenty-first century. As he wrote on page 31: “Like many disasters......

Home prices rose in June, but they’ll likely fall in 2021: Corelogic
...outlook, housing remains a bright spot for the foreseeable future." Record-low mortgage rates played a major part in keeping the housing market strong. Because they hover at a historic nadir......

Now That The Fintechs Can Be Banks, What Happens Next?
...a national bank charter by the OCC, with additional approval from the FDIC and Federal Reserve to open its own retail bank. The debate over a fintech charter has gone back and forth for a few......

The Economy: Navigating Scylla & Charybdis
...have stagnated as re-openings were paused or reversed. On the positive side, home sales rose significantly, both pending home sales and sales of homebuilders. These were mainly single-family......

What is an all-cash real estate offer, and should you make one?
...information about every financial or credit product or service. Share this page Mortgage rates are at historic lows, but not all homebuyers are leveraging......

Supply Denial Is Orthodoxy In Progressive Views On Housing
...study of how the left seamlessly confounds supply and demand in a housing market with redistributive and socialist prescriptions. Here are two sentences from the opening paragraph.  “The......