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Mortgage rates rise again as loan applications see small decline
2019 and the effect on monthly payments for a $165,000 loan: Mortgage applications slide again Mortgage activity is down again as mortgage rates inch up. Total loan applications fell 1.1......

Student Housing Leasing On Pace with 2018
The student housing market is on track to keep pace with the strong leasing activity last year. Student housing leasing activity is on track for another strong year......

How home price and income growth gaps put a nation in crisis
surged 72% — more than double the pace of income growth. Lower mortgage rates came as a welcome sign for consumers, but house value and rent increases made it more challenging to......

BofA, PNC latest banks to report strong mortgage origination growth
08 billion for the second quarter of 2018. But 33% of new mortgage applications for the period came through the digital channel, up from 20% in the first quarter. BofA does not......

Housing Could Turn Around Weakening Economy
Association of REALTORS®, in his latest column at Forbes.com. But the housing market could help turn around some sluggish economic numbers, such as business and consumer spending. Consumer......

Home sales take a dive in June, normally the strongest month: Remax
The onset of summer typically comes with the largest volume of home sales, however exorbitant prices kept potential buyers at bay, according to Remax's National Housing Report. Home sales dropped......

How much does it cost to sell a house?
and taking care of the transfer of title. Just 7 percent of home sales in 2018 were FSBO sales, according to NAR. Home repairs If you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s likely there......

If Boomers Want To Retire, They’ll Have To Work With Millennials On Hard Policy Questions
gig economy, a job market that’s never quite worked us, a housing market that’s malfunctioning, and the student debt burden. But if you talk to Boomers about this stuff, they respond: What’s......

North Texas home market gave up its gains in June
After a jump in May home sales, North Texas housing activity retreated in June. Sales of houses in the area by real estate agents fell by 5% last month with more than 10,250 properties changing......

Baton Rouge home sales virtually unchanged from 2018
Home sales in metro Baton Rouge, La., were practically unchanged for the first half of 2019, with three more houses being sold than during the same period in 2018. There were......

Declining Mortgage Rates Aren’t Helping Home Builders; Here's Why
Mortgage rates might be at their lowest point in months, but they're not doing much to help home builders. picture alliance via Low mortgage rates should be giving home builders......

Rising rates cause drop in mortgage apps, yet refis remain strong
Higher interest rates led to a 1.1% seasonally adjusted decline in mortgage applications compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. But on an unadjusted......

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Jul 17, 2019
)   -  Mortgage applications decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

How to stay happy while paying off debt
Recession of 2007. The industries we worked in were crushed, and the housing market crashed so badly that we were forced to take a huge loss on our dream home and move across the country to a......

Home Builders Pivot To Hit The Market With More Affordable Homes
continues to outpace new construction nationwide. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ASSOCIATED PRESS When mortgage rates went up from the 3%’s to nearly 5% in the second half of 2018, builders felt a pinch from lower sales. Now that mortgage rates......

Four Tips For Building Confidence In Your Real Estate Career
I am a dedicated real estate agent,” “I am knowledgeable about the housing market,” “I close deals easily,” or “I grow my real estate business every day.” 2. Coaching For many agents, real......

Mortgage rates increase for Wednesday
Several key mortgage rates notched higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs......

The house where Charles Manson's followers killed two people is up for sale
at the listing for 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles, a potential home buyer wouldn't suspect anything bad had happened at the house. The description details a "classic 1920's Los Feliz gated single story home" with "breathtaking" views. But......

Builder confidence inches up despite lingering labor, land shortages
Homebuilders' optimism increased as low mortgage rates fueled demand. However, affordability constraints and the continuing scarcity of construction wor......

Midyear State of Economy and Outlook
expenditure are running mostly positive, except in home furnishing and appliance stores. Home sales year-to-date are down 3%, which explains the softer activity at these retail outlets. Government......

Home prices up across most of Cleveland area this year
has been steady and repeated gains overall in recent years as the housing market has recovered from the crash near the beginning of the 2007-09 recession. In 16 communities, the first half......

'Amazon effect' invigorates Northern Virginia housing market
Association of Realtors. Bloomberg Listing prices have remained robust in the Arlington housing market following Amazon.com Inc.'s November announcement that it's building a second......

Baltimore Warehouse to Become Apartments
in Baltimore is helping Guardian relocate the storage facility, Shay said. Stable Housing Market While there has been a glut of multifamily deliveries in recent years, Sigmon said Baltimore......

Boise-area home prices set another record
second straight month compared with the same months in 2018. But low mortgage rates are helping buyers, the Realtors said. "Since lower rates equates to lower monthly payments, buyers may be......

Is Now The Right Time To Sell Your Home?
decade, we have seen real estate prices continue to rise. Record low mortgage rates have helped fuel the return of increasing homeownership rates. Those who bought their homes 10 years ago have......