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Housing Predictions and Stats for Amazon’s HQ2
will be pressured to increase in order to meet demands, according to NAR. The Amazon real estate effect has prominently played out in Seattle, home to Amazon’s first headquarters with about......

Incomes Are Surging for Commercial REALTORS®
is strong and is on pace with the growing economy,” says 2019 NAR President John Smaby. “REALTORS® reported that sales volume and costs of sales increased this year, as well as median gross annual......

Mortgage Rates Take a Breather from Hikes
please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . November 16, 2018 © REALTOR® Magazine Mortgage rates mostly held stable this week, a welcome relief to home buyers......

What is mortgage recasting, and why do it?
dollars, to recast a loan. In the current climate, with relatively low mortgage rates and a strong market, a loan recast might not make sense for some. Alternatives to mortgage recasting......

New Resource: Business Practices Around the World
the same way. However, each country has its own nuances. For some, title insurance doesn’t exist, referral fees aren’t common, or the presence of an attorney would signify something is wrong......

October New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decrease 2.1 Percent
Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 2.1 percent from a year ago. Compared to September......

Lenders reliant on CRE face tough road
Insurance Corp. declined to discuss the cap's removal. Jelena McWilliams, the FDIC's chairman, has been sending a message that the agency wants a more collaborative relationship with banks......

Nonbanks' rapid growth poses risks to industry: FDIC's McWilliams
of the second quarter from $56 billion in 2010, a 636% jump, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said during a conference on financial stability at the Treasury Department. “While mortgage origination......

Higher mortgage rates pull down loan applications for new homes
s Builder Application survey. "While we have seen some monthly swings in new home sales in 2018, the year-to-date average sales pace is around 7% higher than the same period in 2017," Joel......

Citizens Access BrandVoice: Myth 2: “Brick-and-Mortar Banks Are More Secure Than Digital Banks”
Access President John Rosenfeld gets you started with these three steps. Standard FDIC insurance covers assets up to $250,000, so you’ll want to make sure your bank has it. That insurance not......

How Have Credit Card Balances For The Largest Card Lenders Changed Over The Last Year?
separately, we have used the latest call report as filed with the FDIC here. It should be noted that the figures for American Express and Discover here capture the outstanding balances for cards......

Out-of-town developer takes the bid on Akron's hot housing market
whose monthly rent will be set by the demands of the downtown housing market. Weston's proposal names a base rent of $1.5 a square foot, or $1,500 a month for the average-sized apartment But......

Buffalo Niagara housing market strong, but shows signs of cooling
The Buffalo Niagara housing market remain strong during October, but there are signs that it's cooled a bit since its sizzling days this summer. Home prices kept rising — increasing by more......

CRE Brokers Made A Median $150,700 in 2017
NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun Commercial real estate realtors that are members of National Association of......

Mortgage rates trend down for Friday
Several benchmark mortgage rates dropped today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both slid down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also......