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REIT Credit Profiles Are Stronger Than Ever, According To Fitch
...the kind of mistakes we saw in painfully clear light as the housing market burst back then. But at least the majority of these companies learned their lessons. They’ve put prudent balance sheet......

Mortgage Rates Could Trend Upward Through 2020
...interest rate hikes —at least in the immediate future—are helping to push mortgage rates higher. With economic expansion expected to continue into the new year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage......

Affordable Inland Metros Poised for Most Growth in 2020
...when four out of 10 markets were on or near the ocean. Home sales and prices are projected to rise 2.4% and 3.1%, respectively, in the 10 hottest markets next year. For comparison, home sales......

Do apartment credit checks hurt your credit score?
...suitable rate, and decide to rent instead, the hard pulls from your mortgage applications and tenant applications will all count as a single inquiry. Rental denials do not show up on your......

How long does it take to raise your credit score?
...know what actions will be the biggest burdens: Late payments 7 years Foreclosures 7 years Debt collections Up to 7 years Chapter 13 bankruptcy 7 years Chapter 7 bankruptcy......

Key mortgage rate slides for Friday
Mortgage rates were mixed today, but one key rate trended down. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slid down, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed climbed. The average......

Uncovering The Big Picture For Stable Real Estate Investing
...What lessons do these markets have to teach us? In good markets, home sales and home prices tend to go hand in hand. If there are more sales, then prices will also rise. In bad markets, houses......

World's first 3D-printed neighborhood being built for families living on $3 a day
...us to do is to deliver a much higher-quality product to the housing market at a speed and price that's typically not available for people in" low-income housing, Ballard said. "It is a house......

iBuyers Taking Bigger Bite of Home Sales
...growing and expanding their market share. iBuyers accounted for 3.1% of home sales in the third quarter across 18 markets, up from 1.6% a year ago, according to new research from Redfin. The......

Fed Leaves Rates Alone, Signals Little Change Ahead
...Even though the Fed’s key rate isn’t directly tied to mortgage rates, they do often influence them. This marked the final Fed meeting of the year for the Federal Reserve. Officials suggested......

Meet the biggest bank you've never heard of
...No. 6 commercial lender. The SunTrust-BB&T merger received unanimous approval from the FDIC, although one official warned the deal poses King argued these concerns are overblown, noting that......

The How To Guide To Instant Mortgage Approval
...on your mortgage getting prowess is a keystroke. The vast majority of mortgage applications are decisioned with an algorithm, not a human being. Underwriting engines process, digest and decision......

November New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 27.1 Percent Dec 12, 2019
...Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for November 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 27.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared......