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REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: April 2019 Highlights
2019 survey was sent to 50,000 REALTORS® who were selected from NAR’s more than 1.3 million members through simple random sampling and to 10,000 respondents in the previous three surveys who......

Freddie: Mortgage Rates Won’t Go as High as We Thought
with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.5% next year. The lower mortgage rates likely will be a boon for housing, Freddie Mac notes in its May 2019 Forecast. “The combined positive......

Mortgage refinancing jumps as rates tumble but loans for home purchases drop again
said Wednesday. The refinancing volume drove a 2.4% increase in overall mortgage applications compared to the prior week, MBA said. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage hit its lowest level since......

MAR Turns to NY, CT Realtor Association Executive to Lead Organization
Executives Committee – AE Institute Advisory Board in 2016 and received the NAR AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professionals Award. "This is an exciting day for both the membership and the professional......

Home prices 'have likely peaked' in the Tampa Bay area
the 20 highest prices paid in that county since 2009. Statewide, single-family home sales in April climbed 6.2% while prices rose 2.6% to a median of $259,470. Nationally, sales of all existing......

Lowest mortgage rates in over a year drives rise in refi applications
With mortgage rates falling to their lowest level in over a year, refinance volume drove this week's increase in application activity, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA......

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey May 22, 2019
) -  Mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

Intelligent Capital Allocation - Focus on ROIC - Drives Outperformance
RIF. Overall, RDN’s business is less susceptible to downturns in the housing market as its portfolio consists of much higher quality borrowers. Don’t Overlook Undervalued Shares: At its current......

Central Ohio home prices reach record high
in April while prices rose 5.6%, according to Ohio Realtors. Nationally, home sales declined slightly in April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.19 million, down from 5.21 million in March......

Five Effective Methods For Connecting With First-Time Homebuyers
to real estate laws, there are also a variety of things, like mortgage rates or learning about the challenges of maintaining a home, to take into account. Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed......

In the Limelight: Student Housing Investments
 Tomaszewski and CEO Kyle Bach share their thoughts on how the student housing market is performing, highlighting what impacts it and pointing out their predictions for the remainder of the year......

Refinance rates flat for Wednesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated May 21, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are Bankrate......

What's Missing From Crypto? Insurance That Makes Sense
to the growth and wide adoption of blockchain-based businesses. While banks have FDIC insurance, crypto assets have no such equivalent. Governments and central banks serve as a safety net for......

School of Loan Origination I - March 2020
disclose laws and regulations that protect consumers Learn how to take quality mortgage applications, evaluate credit, and package mortgage loans Determine advantages and disadvantages of different......

NAR’s Economist: ‘Not Concerned’ About Latest Dip in Home Sales
REALTORS®’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is confident that plenty of signs—like low mortgage rates, a growing job market and wages, and added housing inventories—will help make for a turnaround......

FHA Commissioner: New Rules Coming to Ease Condo Policies
across the country,” Montgomery acknowledged during the conference. “Large constraints on the housing market by regulations have exacerbated the shortage for hard-working families who are employed......

Did Ben Carson just mistake an REO for an Oreo?
GSEs. So I’d like to know why we’re having more foreclosures that end in people losing their homes with stains to their credit and disruption to their communities and their neighborhoods at FHA......

Uber's IPO millionaires could buy every home for sale in the Bay Area
been created by Uber's IPO and how it might affect the housing market, Redfin's chief economist, Daryl Fairweather, said in an interview. "This has really put a new jolt into the San Francisco......

L.A. Housing Market Picks Back Up After 15 Months of Decline
Home sales activity increased 1% in April after 15 months of declining activity with sales priced below $1 million driving the activity. The Los Angeles housing market is rebounding. According......

Home sales fall again despite lower mortgage rates
but the market should rev up soon,the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Tuesday. Home sales dipped0.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million . Sales were......

Market Bubbles are Forming Now: Here's How to Spot Them
credit expansion, but I would characterize it this way: Think of the housing market back in 2006-2008: people went from saying ‘housing prices are stable, let me borrow against it and pay it......

Delinquency rate hits record low, foreclosures keep falling
in 2000. Delinquencies decreased 5.4% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. With mortgage rates remaining low and home sales on the rise, prepayments continued gushing in April, shooting......

Existing-home sales decline for fifth time in six months
the fifth drop in six months, signaling a rocky start for the housing market this quarter amid a still-tight supply of available properties. Contract closings fell 0.4% from the prior month......

Mortgage refinance booms are a thing of the past: MBA chief economist
plentiful refinance volume is over for the foreseeable future, the result of mortgage rates remaining in a very narrow band for the past decade, said Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist......

Sliding home prices make a U-turn in parts of Southern California
state. Sales of existing houses account for just over two-thirds of all home sales in Southern California. In March, CAR's numbers reflected the first year-over-year price drop for Los Angeles......