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Inside Larry Ellison’s $1 Billion Real Estate Portfolio
Serial trophy home buyer Larry Ellison has added another prize to his vast real estate collection after purchasing an $80 million mansion in North Palm Beach this week, the third largest oceanfront......

Mortgage rate deals for week ending April 9, 2021: Top offers from lenders
...so without shopping around first — get at least three bids. Compare mortgage rates in your area now . Average clicked on rate for purchase loans The average rate clicked on by Bankrate readers......

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Bids over list price surge, and waiving inspections
...understand what you’re signing up for. Read the story. 4. Record-low mortgage rates Experts have long said that 2020’s rate trends wouldn’t last. Now we seem to be seeing that prediction......

3 Alt Credit-scoring Methods
...Their use must also be consistent with broader social and ethical values.” NAR President Charlie Oppler said during the webinar that the association plans to use Schnare and Perry’s research......

Mortgage Rates Dip After Weeks on the Rise
...costs over the last few weeks. “After moving up for seven consecutive weeks, mortgage rates have dropped due to the recent, modest decline of U.S. Treasury yields,” said Sam Khater, Freddie......

Housing Affordability Falls in February as Home Price Growth Surges
...housing affordability declined in February compared to a year ago according to NAR's Housing Affordability Index. Affordability declined in February compared to January as the median family income......

FDIC Zeroes In On The Unbanked With Its GetBanked Checking Account Initiative
...households were unbanked in 2019, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)’s How America Banks . The FDIC defined unbanked households as “households in which no one has a......

Home buyer competition could be ‘nearing a peak’: Redfin
Conditions in the housing market continue to hit new extremes, with the median home sales price shooting up 17% year-over-year to an all-time record of $338,225 for the four-week period ending......

What is a rebuilt title vs. a salvage title?
...check the engine. Getting insurance with a salvage or rebuilt title Salvage title insurance may be hard to find since the vehicle, in many cases, isn’t safe to drive. However, rebuilt title......

One Of Florida’s Biggest Real Estate Investors Says Market Is Headed For Correction
...thanks to credit default swaps he bought in the run-up to the housing market collapse that ignited the financial crisis.  “I moved here in December of 2009,” he says, of Palm Beach, at which......

Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates, April 9, 2021 – Rates down across the board
Average mortgage rates dropped across the board from a week ago. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans all receded. Rates last updated on April 9, 2021. The......

What is a high-yield savings account?
...return the money you’ve deposited in the high-yield savings account, the FDIC will reimburse you for the loss. What to look for in a high-yield savings account When you’re comparing high-yield......

Mortgage Rates Drop, Setting The Stage For An Even More Competitive Housing Market
Mortgage rates finally stopped their upward climb — at least temporarily.  According to the latest data from Freddie Mac, mortgage rates dropped over the last week, falling from 3.18%......

Here are today's mortgage rates on April 9, 2021: Rates decreased
Today a couple of major mortgage rates sank. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a home loan. A number of important mortgage rates trended lower today. 15-year fixed......

How to find your mortgage rate
...take advantage of a historic opportunity to save money by refinancing. As mortgage rates plunged to record lows in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of American homeowners......

In some states, a staggering share of homes sell over asking price
...topped their list price. And in Massachusetts and Utah, 54 percent of home sales topped the asking amount. “This is amazing, incredible,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Demand is so......

What credit score do I need to refinance my mortgage?
With mortgage rates near historic lows, many homeowners have an opportunity to refinance their mortgages and lower their monthly payments. It’s not just a matter of applying for a refinance to......

2021 Spring Market Starting Off Hot and Highly Competitive
...job growth ramping up amid an aggressive fiscal policy and continued low mortgage rates. Homebuyers are likely to face the most competitive spring market in years. Here are the latest indicators......

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, April 8, 2021
Mortgage rates dropped this week, following the trend of the 10-year Treasury yield. Freddie Mac reported today that the average rate on the 30-year fixed rate home loan fell to 3......

The 50 Most Competitive Housing Markets
...home buyers be in a stronger position to succeed in the heated housing market, too, the study notes. For example, the average down payment percentage in the top 11 most competitive metros......

Vaccines, Stimulus Are Fueling Seller Optimism
...significant increase in the HPSI in March reflects consumer optimism toward the housing market and larger economy as vaccinations continue to roll out, a third round of stimulus checks was distributed......

Handle Square Footage Issues
Square footage is important in home sales and a key number for helping to set a home’s price. But what happens when the square footage listed doesn’t match up to the appraisal? It’s......

Top 10 Cities for First-Time Home Buyers
First-time home buyers aren’t shying away from the competitive housing market, but they are showing a willingness to expand their searches to be more successful. They’re homing in on markets......

Today’s refi rates drop | April 8, 2021
...to compare today’s rates? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most up-to-date rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace average......

Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates, April 8, 2021 | Rates down across the board
National mortgage rates fell on all loan terms from a week ago. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans all fell. Rates accurate as of April 8, 2021......