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Here's what's getting more expensive
...of 2021 increased over the same period last year, according to a NAR report. Nationally, the median sale price for existing homes climbed 16% from the first quarter of 2020 to $319,200, both......

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Why you should refinance, lenders cut rates, housing booms
...strength also had the drawback of preventing new people from entering the housing market. Read the story. 2. Competition among mortgage lenders is a boon to borrowers If you’ve ever wanted......

Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week
...what's happened since then? We discuss the very promising housing market (no need to worry about a bubble!), the modest success of little internet companies......

Conversion of Vacant Hotels/Motels Can Help Alleviate Shortage of Affordable Multifamily Housing
...hotels/motels is one way to help ease the housing shortage, according to NAR's report  Case Studies on Repurposing Vacant Hotels/Motels into Multifamily Housing . In 2020, the hotel occupancy......

Best 18-month CD rates — May 2021
...accounts on this page are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) or the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). When selecting the best CD for you, consider the......

What Disney, Airbnb and DoorDash results reveal about the economy
...week: Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) report earnings as the housing market booms....

How REALTORS® Influence Lawmaking: 3 Case Studies
...re facing this [entrenched] leadership?” The two associations joined forces and, with NAR’s support, developed an answer to that question: a campaign to back outsider candidates whose housing......

Experts: Mortgage Rate Declines Won’t Last
...in the 2% range likely won’t stick around much longer. Still, mortgage rates will continue to be historically low, and slight increases aren’t likely to spook home buyers, experts said. The......

Yun: Consumer Spending Likely to Spur Economy
...could rise to 2.7% for the year. Overall, he called the housing market “amazing,” noting that inventory is at a record low and average time on market has fallen to under 20 days. Inventory......

Biden’s Tax Plan Calculator: How Might Your Taxes Change?
...credit, and earned income tax credit. Biden also plans to reinstate the home buyer tax credit, implement a tax credit for those saving to a 401(k) retirement plan , and create a renter’s tax......

Best 2-year CD rates — May 2021
...the accounts on this page are insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) or by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). When selecting the best CD for you, consider the......

Best cheap homeowners insurance in Bakersfield
...like art and jewelry. Discounts including a multi-policy savings and a new home buyer discount can potentially save you up to 15% on your policy premiums, making the provider even more affordable......

Best 6-month CD rates — May 2021
...the accounts on this page are insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) or by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUA). When selecting the best CD for you, consider the......

How to invest in mutual funds
...but your investment is not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) . Balanced funds Through this investment, you get access to a combination of stocks, bonds and money market......

Bidding wars on home listings reach all-time high in April
...marketed homes faced bidding wars. The lack of available housing supply, sub-3% mortgage rates and loosening pandemic restrictions created a perfect storm for fierce competition and surging......

Today’s Mortgage Rates: May 14, 2021
Mortgage rates didn’t budge today. If you’re looking to buy or refinance a home, you still have a chance to pick up a historically low rate. As of today......

7 best short-term investments in May 2021
...up . Risk: Savings accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) at banks and by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) at credit unions, so you won’t lose......

Deal-Appropriate Due Diligence: A Guide to ALTA Surveys
...and to satisfy different requirements. The survey may be required to secure title insurance at the closing of a deal, or it may be utilized as a design document for engineering purposes. Several......

How To Buy A Condo In Today’s Hot Housing Market
...the same time last year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). There were 710,000 condo sales this past March compared to 550,000 the year before. Condo owners saw their......

Thursday Bounce Extending Into Friday On Reopening Optimism, But Retail Sales Fall Short
...releases with the potential to have a high impact on trading. The housing market is scheduled to be a big feature in next week’s economic reports, with April housing starts and building permits......

What Disney, Airbnb and DoorDash results reveal about the post-pandemic economy
...week: Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) report earnings as the housing market booms....

Today’s Mortgage and Refinance Rates, May 14, 2021 | Most rates fall
...All rate data accurate as of Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 7:50am. Mortgage rates for home purchase Current 30 year mortgage rate falls, -0.02% The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is......

Today’s refi rates slide | May 14, 2021
...see today’s average rates? 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 average......

Mortgage rates on May 14, 2021: Rates decline
Today some notable mortgage rates declined. Here's how that can affect your mortgage plans. A handful of principal mortgage rates sank today. Average 15-year fixed mortgage rates stayed......

Explaining Today’s U.S. Real Estate Inventory Insanity
...know you’re willing to pay more for it. In America’s housing market, it looks like it’s raining. There isn’t enough housing inventory, and there are many looking to buy. We’re presented with......