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Wells Fargo wants a bigger down payment from Greenwich homebuyers
best summer for that market since 2012. In neighboring Westchester County, single-family home sales declined for a fifth straight quarter, and prices there fell, too. Purchases in Manhattan......

Cleveland-area home sales rose slightly in October
Cleveland-area home sales perked up in October after their September slowdown, posting a modest gain even as interest rates edged higher. Sales of new and previously owned houses and condominiums......

Three Ways Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Real Estate in 2019
be utilized to make advisers in this space more efficient. Property Title Title insurance has grown to be a $15 billion revenue per year industry by ensuring buyers that their property is......

Mortgage rates unchanged as more homes are ‘equity rich’
their plans. Here’s a look at news impacting housing this week. Mortgage applications were pummeled by higher rates. Total mortgage applications sunk by 3.2 percent from the previous week......

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Nov. 14, 2018
are headed. This week (Nov. 14-Nov. 20), 33 percent of panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 44 percent think rates will fall; and 22 percent believe rates will......

How Home Depot Is Still Riding The Housing Wave
You wouldn't know it from Depot's financial performance. If the housing market is starting to soften then surely the retailers that sell housing-related products – like Home Depot – must be softening......

Americans Shift Their Perceptions of the Housing Market
Now, in the fourth quarter, 75 percent of Americans say their local housing market is starting to cool, according to ValueInsured’s Q4 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey. Homeowners in California, Colorado......

Workforce Migration and Affordability: A Closer Look
West, as a result of the ongoing supply and demand imbalances, a NAR analysis shows that many workers are actually moving to less affordable areas such as San Francisco and Seattle. According......

Americans Shift Their Perceptions Over the Housing Market
Now, in the fourth quarter, 75 percent of Americans say their local housing market is starting to cool, according to ValueInsured’s Q4 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey. Homeowners in California, Colorado......

Los Angeles Home Sales Fall 24%
Los Angeles home sales fell 24% in September, bringing housing market activity down 11% for the year, compared to 2017, according to research from Pacific Union International . The fall in housing......

Despite A Good Quarter, Home Depot's Stock Declines After Weak Guidance
per share. The revenue increase has been driven by strength in the housing market and growth in its digital segment. Meanwhile, the earnings improvement has been a consequence of revenue growth......

Rebuilding high-risk homes from California wildfires could cost $18B
Urban Development can now offer the following assistance: a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration-insured home mortgages; FHA insurance to houses destroyed or damaged......

Mortgage applications drop as refi volume falls to an 18-year low
18-year low, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. 9 found that the refinance index decreased 4.3% from the......

Home value gains slow to lowest rate in past year
of home price growth in October is helping offset the rise in mortgage rates, according to Quicken Loans. The Home Value Index — based on data from home purchases and mortgage refinances —......

Higher mortgage rates and unsettled stock market scare off potential homebuyers
Rising mortgage rates and a volatile stock market kept potential homebuyers on the sidelines last week. The number of mortgage applications fell 3.2 percent last week from the previous week......

Colorado Springs home prices rise at one of fastest clips in nation
especially first-timers — to afford a home, especially at a time when mortgage rates have risen over the last several months. Last week, 30-year, fixed-rate loans averaged 4.94% nationally ; a......

Refinance rates move lower for Wednesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated November 13, 2018. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

Demand for affordable student housing at CSUSB and other campuses catching eye of investors
service coverage ratio restrictions. What are the main challenges in the student housing market? Larimer : The sector has seen amazing growth over the last 10 to 15 years, but most of the......

‘I lost my home because of a computer glitch’: Wells’ victims seek answers
stating that roughly 870 borrowers were incorrectly denied mortgage modifications, and that foreclosures were completed in approximately 545 of those cases. In recent weeks, Wells has been......

Are consumers fed up with the housing market for the wrong reasons?
including first-time and upgrade buyers, are planning to wait for a "meaningful" housing market correction before proceeding to buy a house, and 14% say they will call it quits altogether should......

Beazer counts on lender competition to constrain rising mortgage rates
Beazer Homes USA is working to encourage competition among its approved lenders in order to help control upward pressure on home prices and lending rates that could slow sales. "We realize that......

Buying a home remains more difficult for blacks
homebuyers from the National Association of Realtors. All homebuyers faced a tough housing market as prices and interest rates rose and affordability declined. But larger shares of black and......

How To Pick The Health Savings Account That Is Right For You
account without a lot of fees, that offers reasonable interest and provides FDIC insurance. For investors, HSAs should charge low fees for both active and passive funds, offer investment strategies......

Where Buyers With $60k Income Can Score a Home
13, 2018 The middle class may be feeling priced out of the housing market in many areas lately. After all, rising home prices and rising mortgage rates are making it more difficult......