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Sales of existing homes fall as inventory woes continue
are tabulated when contracts get signed. "We are seeing no breakout in home sales," Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, said at a press briefing accompanying the report. "We are stuck in......

Average mortgage rates maintain their steady climb
Mortgage rates continued their climb this week, jumping 5 basis points to their highest level since May 2011, according to Freddie Mac. 30-Year FRM 15-Year FRM 5/1-Year ARM Average Rates......

Campus First Buys FL Student Housing Asset
to our Campus First portfolio establishes our entry into the Tampa student housing market, where USF has experienced substantial enrollment growth,” CF Real Estate Services CEO, Brett Finkelstein......

US home sales fall 2.5% in April, Mortgage rates hit 7-year high
pace of 5.46 million, down from 5.60 million in February. Home sales have dropped 1.4% over the past year, largely because the number of sales listings has declined 6.3%. The relatively healthy......

Mortgage rates decline for Thursday
Several closely watched mortgage rates were down today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both were down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile......

Small increase puts mortgage rates at highest point since May 2011
Hinterhaus Productions/ Mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but it was enough to put mortgage rates at their highest point since May 2011. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose......

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: May 23, 2018
are headed. This week (May 23-29), 45 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 27 percent think rates will fall; and 27 percent believe rates will......

Mortgage applications continue slide, fall for seventh straight week
Mortgage applications decreased by 2.6%, falling for the seventh straight week as key interest rates jumped to seven-year highs, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly......

Metro Atlanta home sales crimped by record shortage of listings
down from a year ago. Only Gwinnett had more than 1,000 home sales during April. But fewer listings can mean fiercer competition which means higher prices. For price, the hottest counties......

Spike in Rates Dampens Loan Applications
last week may have prompted would-be refinancers and home buyers to pause. Mortgage applications—for both refinancings and home purchases—dropped 2.6 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted......

The Best Housing Markets for Home Flippers
com® ranked the 200 largest metros according to the share of all home sales categorized as a flip (defined as any type of home that is bought and resold......

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: April 2018 Highlights
2018 survey was sent to 50,000 REALTORS® who were selected from NAR’s 1.3 million members through simple random sampling and to 7,082 respondents in the previous three surveys who provided their......

New-home sales declined in April as demand fell in West
limit the market's progress, according to government data released Wednesday. Single-family home sales declined 1.5% month-over-month to a 662,000 annualized pace (the estimate was 680,000......

US sales of new homes slipped 1.5% in April, with buying down 7.9% in the West
increasingly were made at the higher end. Momentum in the U.S. housing market has overcome even a supply shortage because mortgage rates remain near historic lows. But average mortgage rates......

The Before & After, Part 8
increase their presence in the community while utilizing grant opportunities offered through NAR.  They reached out to several organizations in the local area to gage community projects that......

Mortgage Rates Increase, Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier , according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association......

Texas home sales, prices increase in 1Q while inventory drops
Texas home sales and prices experienced strong growth during the first quarter of 2018, while housing inventory and active listings declined, according to the 2018-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing......

Fewer Orlando homes in foreclosure, once again
Metro Orlando's drop in foreclosures continues, with 8% fewer filings in April than a month earlier and 35% fewer than a year earlier. Orange County led the way with a 46% decrease year-over-year......

Mortgage rates trend higher for Wednesday
Several closely watched mortgage rates notched higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both were higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages......

Retired seniors’ guide to downsizing
a decent short-term mortgage with manageable monthly payments. Be sure to check mortgage rates often and track trends in your new area to secure the best loan you can. You’ll most likely be interested......

8 big lottery winners whose money and luck ran out
you rather invest in real estate than 30 computers? Compare and contrast mortgage rates to get the best rate on your new home purchase. Begin slid......

Zeke Morris Was Right Man at the Right Place at the Right Time for Fair Housing Commemoration
teaching and making sure we can all make a living.” During the NAR Legislative Meetings, Zeke flew back to the Midwest for a day to attend his daughter’s college graduation—then flew right......