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Bill Miller On Why The Bond Market Won’t Kill The Stock Market
economy. As yields on the 10-year Treasury hit nearly 3.25% and mortgage rates zipped to 5%, stock markets plunged. Given these moves, it’s easy to assume the bond market will kill the stock......

MBA Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase to $1.2 Trillion in 2019
While the Federal Reserve is expected to increase short-term rates further, 30-year mortgage rates should rise only modestly from here," said Mike Fratantoni, MBA chief economist and senior vice......

Study: ‘Green’ Homes Sell for More, Depending on the Agent
is a price boost for “green” homes at resale. Some studies of home sales in California and Texas, for example, have shown green-certified homes tend to sell for anywhere from 2.1 percent to 8......

Home sales around Toledo area fall into usual autumn slump
were sold last month in the Toledo area. Despite the drop in home sales last month, two other metrics continued their long-term trend: Home prices rose while inventory declined. AdobeStock......

Millennials drive mortgage origination rises in 2020 and beyond: MBA
"While the Federal Reserve is expected to increase short-term rates further, 30-year mortgage rates should rise only modestly from here. We are seeing some deceleration in the rate of home price......

Housing finance slows at Bank of America as home equity loans dwindle
of mortgages in the third quarter. One out of every five consumer mortgage applications came in through the digital channel, according to the company's earnings release. The company launched......

Homebuilder sentiment unexpectedly rises amid solid demand
a report Tuesday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. The Housing Market Index increased 1 point to 68 (the estimate was 66). The current sales gauge for single-family......

Large drop in home sales shows the market is rebalancing: Remax
September's surprising large year-over-year drop in home sales is a sign that the housing market continues moving toward balance between buyers and sellers, a Remax report said. There was......

Best 2-year CD rates — October 2018
as it’s a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., or FDIC, you can feel secure parking your money there. That’s because consumer deposits at all FDIC-insured banks are backed by the full......

After HARP mortgage program ends, options for underwater borrowers
establish the new programs as a sustainable solution for disruptions in the housing market, on both regional and national levels. The third major change is the loan age requirement, which......

Cushman & Wakefield Veteran Brian Hilger Named Principal at Avison Young Philadelphia
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

Best jumbo CD rates in October 2018
lower minimum deposits on jumbos are a vestige of back when the FDIC insurance limit was $100,000, rather than ($250,000),” says Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst. “So a jumbo......

Zero-Down Loan Program Aims to Expand Mortgage Access
national disgrace,” NACA CEO Bruce Marks told CNBC. “There have been zero foreclosures among the loans that we’ve originated in the past six years.” Bank of America is backing the NACA program......

Barclays to add a checking account to its digital-only offerings
currently, Barclays’ savings accounts and CDs are through Barclays Bank Delaware, an FDIC member bank . It also pays to be mindful of fees, such as overdraft and monthly service fees . It......

Why Lowe's Is Worth $118
these customers by introducing pro-focused brands such as Mapei and Zoeller. 2. Housing Market: Despite news regarding a weak housing market, reflected in the declining home sales figures, the......

MBA Announces Governors and Committee Chairs for 2019
Mortgage Corporation Andy Miller , PNC Bank, National Association Kurt Pfotenhauer , First American Title Insurance Company Julie Piepho, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. Andrew Rippert , Arch......

Prepared Remarks of MBA Chairman Chris George, Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, at the 2018 MBA Annual Convention and Expo
this way.  The future homebuyers of today were teenagers when the housing market crashed.  There is of course a natural hesitancy to homeownership perhaps different than any other generation......

Rising mortgage rates making Albany region homes less affordable
With home mortgage rates climbing to a seven-year high, typical homes in the Albany, N.Y., region have become less and less affordable this year, according to a regional real estate agents group......

The Bay Area's tech boom is hurting businesses
low-end jobs [are] created at the same time, but you have a housing market that is really only producing for folks at the high end of the scale. There is a mismatch." It's also hurting those......

How much of my income goes towards housing?
how much income is used towards housing in this current economic climate. Mortgage rates are trending upwards to near the highs of 2011 at 4.98 percent, home prices are still rising but at a......

Once-hot Twin Cities housing market is beginning to cool
The Twin Cities housing market, after one of the most frenetic summers on record, is beginning to cool. Home sales are down from a year ago, more sellers are cutting their asking price and......