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Will mortgage rates go up or down in October?
...on interest rates, the direction of the economy and the pandemic. Where mortgage rates are headed in October Ask an array of experts where they think mortgage rates are headed in October and......

The Housing Market Inventory Shrinks While Home Prices Climb
The housing market inventory shrinks while prices climb is the ongoing real estate story around the country. Realtor.com recently looked at the numbers on listings, sales prices, and Days on......

August Closings: Properties Averaged 3 Offers
...download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . September 29, 2020 The frenzy in the housing market continued in August as buyer competition remained elevated. Properties that......

Study Reveals Lowest Refinancing Rates Among Top Lenders
...IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . September 29, 2020 With mortgage rates hitting all-time lows in rece......

Homebuilding is booming, so why is inventory so hard to find?
...an issue with existing homes. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), unsold existing home inventory in August fell 18.6 percent from a year ago. A big reason for the inventory......

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities accelerate the most since 2018
...pushed higher by demand for housing that has been fueled by low mortgage rates. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of property values increased 3.9% from 2019, beating the estimate of 3.6%......

Renting vs. buying a home: Which is right for you?
...buying, and they depend heavily on where you live and the local housing market. Using Bankrate’s  rent vs. buy calculator  can help you break down some of these expenses. Most rental properties......

Dallas-area home prices are still headed higher
...year earlier. But reports from local real estate agents found that median home sales prices in North Texas were actually 9% higher in July and August than a year earlier. The bump in local......

MISMO® Approves Taxpayer Consent Language As New Standard Sep 29, 2020
...of the lowest overall levels recorded by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). MBA's analysis incorporates the measures used by each individual investor group to track the performance......

Sale-Leaseback Deals Could Be the Next Big Trend for Single-Family
...analysis from Trepp Commercial about the single-family housing market sees an opportunity for homeowners...

Mortgage Refinance Rates Today, September 29, 2020 | Rates move higher
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

30-Year Interest Rates, September 29, 2020 | Rates trend upward
...not include information about every financial or credit product or service. 30-year mortgage rates The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 3.07 percent......

Current Mortgage Rates, September 29, 2020 | Rates increase
Several key mortgage rates climbed today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed higher. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

Pandemic Threatens Long-Term Job Security After Hospitality Industry Layoffs
...and many are already behind on their loans, which could lead to foreclosures, and the possibility of some jobs never returning. Almost a quarter of hotels are behind on loan payments, or delinquent......

Evictions Damage Public Health, Which Is Why The CDC Has Banned Them ― For Now
...In Massachusetts, the governor extended the state's pause on evictions and foreclosures until Oct. 17. Landlords are challenging that move both in state and federal court, but both courts have......

Mortgage rate forecast Q4: Will the low rates continue?
...re looking to buy a home or refinance your current one, expect  mortgage rates  to remain low into 2021. However, the possibility of rates falling to 2.5 percent or lower has faded as the U.S......

Amid Consumer Behavior During Covid-19, Congress Examines Granting Fintech Bank Charters
...National Bank, 2) pursuing an OCC special purpose charter, or 3) seek FDIC insurance to be regulated as a state-chartered Industrial Loan Company (ILC). Recently, Square received conditional......

'Downside stickiness' boosts home prices even as purchase power rises
...of continued house price appreciation amid economic decline is unique to the housing market because sellers tend to withdraw supply to wait out the economic storm, rather than sell at lower prices......

How to remove a lien on property
...the statute of limitations in your state. Make a claim with your title insurance company Finally, don’t forget that you have options if the lien is invalid and you bought title insurance when......

These are the most popular banks in each state for 2020
...slight decline, according to Bankrate’s analysis of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) data as of Sept. 10. This includes branches and main offices. Wells Fargo is still the bank with the......

Considering cutting your home’s list price? Here are the best strategies
...of time you should wait also depends on indicators in your local housing market, including average days on market for homes listed in your area. For a point of reference, in August, existing-home......

How To Make Your Savings Work Harder For You
...as of the date of this article Pros: Not only do these FDIC or NCUSIF-insured accounts pay higher interest than most other checking accounts, but many also have no maintenance fees and even......

15 Predictions For The Real Estate Market In The Second Half Of 2020
...by a new home revolution. - Gary Lanham , Gary Lanham Group 2. Home Sales Will Get Closer To 2019 Levels Existing home sales will return closer to levels seen in the second half of 2019......

Current Refinance Rates, September 28, 2020 | Rates increase
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

Today’s Mortgage Rates, September 28, 2020 | Rates move up
Multiple closely watched mortgage rates climbed today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved up. On the variable-mor......