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Refinance rates today, January 23, 2020 | Rates drop
...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......

Mortgage rates today, January 23, 2020 | Rates abate
Binyamin Mellish/stocksnap.io Several key mortgage rates trended down today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both slid down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

Los Angeles Apartment Rents Remain Flat
...the market, the new supply helps to ease constraints on a tight housing market."...

Housing Affordability Modestly up in November 2019
...last a year ago and modestly rose compared to October, according to NAR’s Housing Affordability Index. Median home prices rose 5.4% in November from one year ago. 1  The effective 30-year fixed......

These New Developments in NYC Are Embracing Prewar Design
...millwork Minimalism and clean lines tend to dominate the New York City housing market, but some developers are adding artisanal millwork in baseboards, door frames and custom cabinetry. This......

Mortgage Payments Are Getting Cheaper
...Mortgage Reports notes. The trend is occurring even as home prices rise. Mortgage rates, currently at around three-year lows, are helping more homeowners see a decrease in their monthly mortgage......

3.8M Homes Are Missing From the Housing Market
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . January......

10 Counties Where Foreclosures Are Actually Increasing
...York (down 28%); and New Jersey (down 21%). But in some areas, foreclosures continue to linger. Foreclosure starts increased in 14 states in 2019, including Rhode Island (up 54%); Mississippi......

Radian sells Clayton's due diligence unit to Covius
...in October 2015, and Independent Settlement Services, acquired in November 2018), Radian Title Insurance (formerly Entitle Direct , acquired in March 2018), and Five Bridges Advisors (acquired......

Home sales continued hot streak in Walla Walla in 2019
...inventory means demand is high. Last year was the fourth best for home sales within the listing service that includes Walla Walla and College Place. Adobe Stock In 2019, records......

NAR: Home Sales Climb, Sellers Are in a Good Position
...month. Sales are up nearly 11% from a year ago. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, expects home buyer demand to remain strong in the new year. “We saw [2019] come to a close with the economy......

Existing-home sales rise to best pace since early 2018
...improved. "America is facing a dire housing shortage condition," Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, said at a briefing in Washington. "We need to build more." Three of four major regions......

How much do garage doors cost?
...great return on investment. A survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that homeowners were able to recoup 95% of the overall cost of replacing their garage doors. There......

FHA loan limits in 2020: What borrowers need to know
...a year earlier, according to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The National Housing Act, as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), mandates that......

The Housing Shortage Is Bad—But Here’s How To Fix It
...it seems builders are open to changing that. According to the recent Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders, builder confidence is strong. In fact, toward the end......

Fannie Mae: 2020 Multifamily Forecast is Bright
...this year, citing strong permits data and growing optimism among homebuilders. Low mortgage rates and the strong labor market should continue to drive d......

When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home? 4 Factors To Consider
...into account According to 2019 data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), spring is still the busiest time for selling a home. They found that the time period from May-June accounts......

Mortgage rates today, January 22, 2020 | Rates decrease
Expect Best/stocksnap.io Multiple closely watched mortgage rates decreased today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both ticked downwards. On the variable-mortgage......

Refinance rates today, January 22, 2020 | Rates retreat
...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......

Off-Market Deals Become More Commonplace in Housing Market
East Hampton, NY—This year’s housing market will be defined by off-market deals. These deals are generally high-dollar residential and commercial… Photo......

OC Home Prices Have Lowest Appreciation in SoCal
...to sell in a constricted timeframe and as many millennials enter the housing market and with low mortgages and a strong economy, homeownership rates in the entire state are at a nine-year high...

In California: Making it on $8.40/hour in a blazing housing market
How farmworkers survive on $17,500 per year living......

Bay Area median home price fell 2.3% last year, first drop since 2011
...rose to $500,000 in 2010 (thanks in part to a first-time home buyer credit), then dropped again in 2011, to $460,000. After that it embarked on a string of stratospheric increases that brought......

CFPB moves to eliminate mortgage debt-to-income rule for borrowers
...height of the financial crisis, in 2008 and 2009, some 3 million foreclosures were filed each year. As a way to prevent another catastrophe, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection......

4 questions as CFPB closes in on revamp of key mortgage rule
...market. Changes by the CFPB will have a broad effect on the housing market. Eliminating the patch could potentially shift volume from Fannie and Freddie to the Federal Housing Administration......