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REALTORS® Reported Strong Homebuying Activity and Low Supply in February 2017
may also be prompting first-time homebuyers to take advantage of the current mortgage rates. In the week of March 9, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.21 percent. [8] Mortgage rates......

Interest rates on savings flat, CDs move upward
for savers to earn multiple times the national average and still enjoy FDIC protection simply by shopping around. Find savings rates in your area . 1-year CD rates move up This week the......

Renters Now Dominate in Half of Cities
The homeownership rate has fallen steadily for a decade as millions of foreclosures prompted more owners to rent. Renting likely will continue to rise through 2030, due to demographic trends......

Mortgage Rates Retreat Slightly This Week
the FOMC announcement." Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending March 23: 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.23 percent, with an......

New-Home Sales Jump 6%
: Buyers Are Being Drawn to New Homes "February's increase in new home sales is consistent with builders' growing confidence in the housing market," says Granger MacDonald, chairman of the......

February 2017 Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this February is down 3.7 percent from last month but improved 5.4 percent from last year......

What We’re Reading: March 20-24
alert: Beware of calls from these area codes! Abby Creitz NAR Web Content & Information Specialist More Posts...

5 reasons to refinance your mortgage now
reasons to refinance your mortgage Though mortgage rates have rebounded some from the lows seen......

It’s National Puppy Day, and NAR Knows It’s a Dog’s House
It’s National Puppy Day, one of the cutest days of the year (I’m looking at you National Kitten Day)! According to the......

NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16′s
Sixteen teams remain as play resumes this week in the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Championships. Here’s a......

3 Ways Commercial Brokers Help Communities
form the backbone of the U.S. economy. One of the ways NAR supports these efforts is through the Commercial Innovation Grant Program. Read more : NAR: 2017 Will Be Strong Year for Commercial......

NAR's Yun: This Is How to Slow Rising Rates
The Federal Reserve has made two swift rate hikes in just four months and vows of more to come. But there’s a way to slow the pace of interest-rate hikes: Build more homes, Lawrence Yun, the chief......

US Housing Market Working As It Should Do - New Home Sales At 7 Month High
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US Housing Market Working As It Should Do - New Homes Sales At 7 Month High
Yes, obviously, it's a marginal effect. That new market......

New and Updated in the Library – March 2017
on August 1, 2015. However, on July 21, 2015, after calls from NAR and other industry groups, CFPB officially announced that the effective date of the implementation of the rule was delayed until......

Fed reassures mortgage market, and rates fall
Ryan/ Homebuyers and refinancers have received a belated gift from the Fed: Mortgage rates have fallen because the Federal Reserve reassured bond investors that it won't raise short-term interest......