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The Case for Wildfire Risk Ratings at Realtor.com®
...estate listing site to display properties’ flood risk. As a member of NAR’s Insurance Committee, I was proud to collaborate with realtor.com® to present this information in a consumer-friendly......

Accelerating rate increases could lead to ATR/QM issues for lenders
The rapid rise in the 10-year treasury yield and substantial increase in mortgage rates isn’t just wreaking havoc in a mortgage world scrambling to pivot from a historic refinance market to a......

8 best short-term investments in May 2022
...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......

Maybe We Don’t Have To Worry About Clogging The Equity Of Redemption
am EDT| In New York, commercial mortgage foreclosures can take years. Mortgage lenders find themselves tempted to short-circuit the process by taking, as additional collateral for their mortgage......

Top 10 housing markets in 2022 based on cost of living
...in 2012 was $154,600, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Since then, it’s risen to $357,100. The average first-time homebuyer is 33 years old. NAR data shows the average......

Housing Has A Troubled Future
...rise in housing prices, which, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) have risen some 15% nationally over the past year. In time, however, the downturn in sales will set the......

Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2022 Secondary & Capital Markets Conference & Expo
...the anticipated rate increases from the Federal Reserve. We don’t anticipate mortgage rates will rise much higher than they currently are. They’ll plateau very soon if they haven’t already, albeit......

Brazilian Fintech Nomad Announces New Funding Round
...Brazilians have found a safe, simple and unprecedented digital solution.” Deposits are FDIC insured, and the app also allows for international purchases, remittances, bill payments, and investments......

Current Mortgage Interest Rates on May 16, 2022: Rates Fall
Mortgages Today quite a few major mortgage rates ticked downward, though rates are expected to rise this year. See how that could affect your home loan payments. Some closely followed mortgage......

Today’s refi rates slide – May 16, 2022
...moves to contain inflation. Most experts expect rates to rise through 2022. “Mortgage rates continue to surge, as they have since the beginning of the year, as the outlook takes shape for Fed......

Mortgage and refinance rates today, May 16th, 2022 | Most rates fall
...and some lenders may have motivation to be very competitive on price.” Mortgage rates Today’s 30-year mortgage rate moves lower, -0.15% The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 5.39......

It Takes Just 15 Day to Sell a Home, But How Long Will That Last?
...falling as buyers race against rising mortgage rates. Homes continue to sell quickly as......

Is your house at risk of a wildfire? This online tool could tell you
...new home in the Oakland Hills, navigating the Bay Area's hyper-competitive housing market. After bidding on several and losing out, he and his spouse fi......

Real estate agents reinvent love letters as competition heats up
In today’s red-hot housing market, buyers are doing everything they can to compete. Waiving contingencies, bidding well over asking and in some cases even making an offer on a property sight......

Calendar: What’s driving mortgage rates the week of May 16-20, 2022?
Mortgage rates have moved up sharply in 2022, hitting their highest point in 13 years. Economists expect rates to rise in the coming months. Here’s a look at what could......

Crypto Meltdowns Make Headlines, But Stablecoins Are Here To Stay
...at banking institutions eligible for coverage under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are not a panacea nor an ideal without need for alternation. That said, these simpler use......

How To Play Real Estate And Stocks For 9.9% Dividends
...two step” I’m proposing—starting with the state of play in the housing market, which has changed a lot in the last few weeks. House Prices Look to Be Peaking It comes as a surprise to no one......

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Utility bills rise, and refinancing must-knows
Mortgage rates hit another 13-year high this week. Of course, that’s not the only area in which consumer prices are rising. Utility costs are soaring, putting stress on homeowners and......

Crypto’s Richest Lost Nearly $60 Billion In Recent Weeks In Massive Crypto Collapse
...by Christian Bale), the legendary hedge fund investor who successfully shorted the housing market in 2008. On Tuesday, Armstrong denied that Coinbase was at risk of bankruptcy after a public......

Mortgage rate deals for week ending May 14, 2022: Top offers from lenders
...percent, a difference of just one basis point from last week. With mortgage rates still trending up, it’s more important than ever to shop around if you want to find a good deal for either a......

30 Executives’ Perspectives On Remote, Hybrid, And In-Office Work
...company that had a base of remote workers already and Austin’s housing market has become so unaffordable, so, in 2021 we started recruiting talent from all over the place. Courtney Bardo, Director......