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Five Effective Methods For Connecting With First-Time Homebuyers
to real estate laws, there are also a variety of things, like mortgage rates or learning about the challenges of maintaining a home, to take into account. Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed......

In the Limelight: Student Housing Investments
 Tomaszewski and CEO Kyle Bach share their thoughts on how the student housing market is performing, highlighting what impacts it and pointing out their predictions for the remainder of the year......

Refinance rates flat for Wednesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated May 21, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are Bankrate......

What's Missing From Crypto? Insurance That Makes Sense
to the growth and wide adoption of blockchain-based businesses. While banks have FDIC insurance, crypto assets have no such equivalent. Governments and central banks serve as a safety net for......

School of Loan Origination I - March 2020
disclose laws and regulations that protect consumers Learn how to take quality mortgage applications, evaluate credit, and package mortgage loans Determine advantages and disadvantages of different......

NAR’s Economist: ‘Not Concerned’ About Latest Dip in Home Sales
REALTORS®’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is confident that plenty of signs—like low mortgage rates, a growing job market and wages, and added housing inventories—will help make for a turnaround......

FHA Commissioner: New Rules Coming to Ease Condo Policies
across the country,” Montgomery acknowledged during the conference. “Large constraints on the housing market by regulations have exacerbated the shortage for hard-working families who are employed......

Did Ben Carson just mistake an REO for an Oreo?
GSEs. So I’d like to know why we’re having more foreclosures that end in people losing their homes with stains to their credit and disruption to their communities and their neighborhoods at FHA......

Uber's IPO millionaires could buy every home for sale in the Bay Area
been created by Uber's IPO and how it might affect the housing market, Redfin's chief economist, Daryl Fairweather, said in an interview. "This has really put a new jolt into the San Francisco......

L.A. Housing Market Picks Back Up After 15 Months of Decline
Home sales activity increased 1% in April after 15 months of declining activity with sales priced below $1 million driving the activity. The Los Angeles housing market is rebounding. According......

Home sales fall again despite lower mortgage rates
but the market should rev up soon,the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said on Tuesday. Home sales dipped0.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million . Sales were......

Market Bubbles are Forming Now: Here's How to Spot Them
credit expansion, but I would characterize it this way: Think of the housing market back in 2006-2008: people went from saying ‘housing prices are stable, let me borrow against it and pay it......

Delinquency rate hits record low, foreclosures keep falling
in 2000. Delinquencies decreased 5.4% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. With mortgage rates remaining low and home sales on the rise, prepayments continued gushing in April, shooting......

Existing-home sales decline for fifth time in six months
the fifth drop in six months, signaling a rocky start for the housing market this quarter amid a still-tight supply of available properties. Contract closings fell 0.4% from the prior month......

Mortgage refinance booms are a thing of the past: MBA chief economist
plentiful refinance volume is over for the foreseeable future, the result of mortgage rates remaining in a very narrow band for the past decade, said Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist......

Sliding home prices make a U-turn in parts of Southern California
state. Sales of existing houses account for just over two-thirds of all home sales in Southern California. In March, CAR's numbers reflected the first year-over-year price drop for Los Angeles......

Palm Beach Luxury Home Market Is Slowing Down Despite Record Setting Sales
there.” A Douglas Elliman 2019 Q1 Palm Beach report shows single family home sales have declined as the inventory has risen sharply. For instance, 19 luxury single family homes sold in the first......

IBuyer, Beware: Risk-Taking At The Top Of The Real Estate Cycle
This is a real estate business that is tech-enabled. In 2008, the housing market dropped over 15% on average and in some regions, the market dropped 50%. There is no technology that helps hedge......

Lessons From Baltimore's Crippling Ransomware Attack
up a national equivalent to a cyber risk-sharing system, a veritable cyber FDIC. Through this structure, the capitalization of cyber threats can be adjusted based on the risk p......

Refinance mortgage rate ratchets higher for Tuesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated May 20, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are Bankrate......

Homes Are Rapidly Going To The Dogs
of Realtors, this was a savvy move on the builder’s part. NAR’s 2018 profile of home buyers report shows that 15 percent of respondents chose their neighborhood specifically because of their......

Realtor Group Moves To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Collusion
as defendants—RE/MAX, Keller Williams, HomeServices of America and Realogy Holdings. According to NAR’s statement “the complaint misrepresents NARs rules for the operation of Multiple Listing......

Homeowners’ Top Neighborhood Gripes
unkempt lawns and peeling paint than men. Men were more annoyed with foreclosures and lawn ornaments. Women also were more concerned with crime and unfriendly dogs than men seemed to be. ©......

'The status quo is over': FHFA chief vows quick action on GSEs
now is the time to prepare for “the inevitable downturn” in the housing market by addressing the housing system’s current vulnerabilities. “By January 1 of next year, my hope and expectation......

5 ways to get the best HELOC rate
local banks and credit unions may have a better understanding of the housing market in your area, which can work to your advantage. Home equity loans usually have a fixed interest rate, but......