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CD rates for April 26, 2017
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National mortgage rates for April 26, 2017
About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and......

Realtors® Say White House Tax Plan “Does Anything But” Support Homeownership
means the end of the road for tax reform, of course, and NAR is working closely with members of Congress as well as the president’s team to ensure the Realtor® message is heard in Washington......

FIRPTA Changes You Need to Know
can set you up for success. This information can be found in NAR’s recent webinar on FIRPTA. Click here to watch! Charlee Gibson Charlee Gibson is a Marketing Coordinator for the National......

Will Tax Changes Benefit Homeowners and...
news: Mendenhall Urges Lawmakers to Keep Incentives for Homeowners That’s why NAR will be following the progress of tax reform as it becomes more concrete in the hands of Congress, with a......

Mendenhall Urges Lawmakers to Keep...
administration unveils its plan to reform the U.S. income tax system , NAR President-elect Elizabeth Mendenhall visited key lawmakers on both sides of the aisle yesterday to remind them of the......

Urgency Increases for First-Time Buyers
New buyers are gradually increasing their stake in the housing market. First-timers comprised 32 percent of existing-home sales in March, up from 30 percent a year ago and 29 percent in 2014......

Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Loan Demand
a seasonally adjusted basis as homeowners rushed to take advantage of lower mortgage rates. The refinance market was what drove last week’s increase, rising 7 percent week over week as mortgage......

House aims to rewrite consumer safeguards
Financial Protection Bureau, and roll back other regulatory reforms prompted by home foreclosures, job losses and other repercusses of the 2007-2008 recession. Dubbed the Financial Choice Act......

Properties Typically Sold Faster at 34 Days in March 2017 Amid Tight Supply
the market. [2] To increase the number of observations for each state, NAR uses data from the last three surveys. The selected states shown in these charts are those with approximately 150......

Vacation and Investment Home Sales: A Breakdown for 2017
percent in 2015 and investor sales remained steady at 19 percent. Vacation Home Sales Vacation home sales declined overall 21.6 percent from 2015 to 2016, however the share of 12 percent......

What President Trump's Tax Proposal Means For The Housing Market And The Value Of Your Home
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A GSE risk we can no longer ignore: Doing nothing
is workable, minimizes transitional risks, protects taxpayers, and puts consumers and the housing market first. This article originally appeared in American Banker. Scott Olson Scott...

Application activity rises on pickup in refinacings
applications, to 10% from 11% one week ago, while Veteran's Affairs-guaranteed mortgage applications fell to 10.9% from 11.1%. The USDA share of total applications dropped to 0.8% from 1%. The......

Wisconsin's 1Q home sales highest in at least 12 years
last year's first quarter. The Wisconsin Realtors Association said first-quarter existing home sales were the strongest for that three-month period in the state since the association recalibrated......

Poll: More Expect Home Prices to Keep Rising
half of Midwestern and Eastern residents, according to the Gallup poll. With mortgage rates sitting below 4 percent, consumers may have more incentive to act now before home prices rise even......

How Owners Spent Their Mortgage Savings
" Source: “ This Is What Homeowners Did With Their Savings on Variable Mortgage Rates ,” MarketWatch (April 22, 2...

Highlights of the March 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report
a modest rise, up from 29 percent in 2014. With fewer new foreclosures, distressed properties accounted for six percent of sales, purchases for investment purposes made up 15 percent of sales......

The president Donald Trump has to envy
13 -- He asks for legislation to save small home mortgages from foreclosures. The Homeowners Refinancing Act is passed in June. May 12 -- FDR calls for and passes the Agricultural Adjustment......

Sometimes, Shopping Will Save Your Clients Money!
offers out there (somewhere) is not enough 3)      Websites that offer mortgage rates from multiple lenders may help by generating some competition, but they are not perfect as they do not......

New home sales unexpectedly rise to highest level since July
start of the spring buying season, Commerce Department data showed Tuesday. Single-family home sales increased 5.8% to a 621,000 annualized pace (the median forecast called for a 584,000 rate......

You’re Invited! Join us in celebrating the REALTOR® Party this May
by attending RPAC events. To provide more information surrounding each weekly theme, NAR has created a website that will link to available REALTOR® Party resources and provide a space where......

Foreclosures up in Houma-Thibodaux, La., area
economy of the Houma-Thibodaux, La., area has led to an increase in foreclosures, a new report says. Attom Data Solutions, curator of the nation's largest fused property database, released......

Orlando home prices, rents on the rise
as inventory remains scarce." Near Metro Orlando, Volusia County's March home sales prices rose 12 percent and Brevard County's rose 10.9 percent from a year earlier. Polk County, meanwhile......

Chicago home sales come roaring back in March
Chicago home sales and prices rebounded strongly in March from a surprisingly sluggish February, just in time for the all-important spring housing season. The Illinois Realtors reported Friday......