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The Week Ahead: This Market Could Hurt Stocks
is over. The economic data last week was generally positive as Existing Home Sales rose 2.4% and the Chicago Fed National Activity Index jumped from minus 0.25 to plus 0.47. The PMI Flash......

‘Boomerang' Buyers Are Slow to Come Back
years following the Great Recession – which sparked the largest wave of foreclosures and short sales – millions of former borrowers are now eligible to buy again, but only a trickle are returning......

Rates Haven’t Been This Low Since 2013
in more than a year. It marks the fifth consecutive week that mortgage rates decreased. Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Oct. 23:......

Fannie Mae Less Bullish in Housing Forecast
Home sales will be weaker in 2014 than in 2013, but hold on for "moderate pickup" in 2015, according to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group. Still, that moderate......

Housing Hit by a ‘Hangover’
sector. Fast forward one year later, and price appreciation is slowing as foreclosures dry up and investors retreat. "Buyers don't have the same sense of urgency as they did before,” Greg......

September New Home Sales Rise 0.2% As Housing Recovery Chugs Along
single-family homes inched up nearly imperceptibly in September over August, as the housing market chugs along in a slow, unspectacular recovery. September sales of new single-family homes......

Economy Watch: FHFA Home Price Index Sees Late Summer Uptick
percent increase compared with June. The FHFA’s index is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From August 2013......

National mortgage rates for Oct. 23, 2014
4.05% (30-year fixed) 0.27 (average points) Mortgage rates were mixed this week, according to Bankrate's latest survey of......

Mortgage rates resurface after a steep dive
mortgage Mortgage rates increased this week after a massive decline last week created refinance hysteria across the country. 30 year fixed rate mortgage – 3 month trend The benchmark......

02:08Home prices up, again, but with a catch
We know that the housing. Indices that we see for existing 00:36 home sales for example of a new home sales. Have been 00:39 slowing down to some extent so we know that the house. 00:43......

Final QRM: Good for Consumers and Private Capital
the glide path for long-term recovery has been laid. Private MBS and Home Sales Traditionally banks purchased mortgages and held them in their portfolios.  Banks only have so much capital......

RealtyTrac Picking Kansas City...Sort Of
winning online realty platform RealtyTrac , based in Irvine. RealtyTrac looked at the housing market in each team’s metropolitan area and compared the numbers. With the 2014 series tied at 1-1......

5 Markets to Watch for Investors in 2015
ranked number one in both investment and development expectations for next year; housing market expectations are ranked number two.” Austin: “Interviewees like the industrial base, the appeal......

Housing Is Missing 700K in Sales
A drop in single-family home sales – both new-homes and existing-homes – over the past few years equates to a real estate market that is at least 700,000 shy in annual home sales, according......

Americans' mortgage modification options
from going above $5,000? Help! Thanks, -- Katie Conundrum Compare best mortgage rates in your area Dear Katie, If your loans qualify, your best alternatives likely involve the federal......

Reverse mortgage makeover: Baby boomer edition
Conversion Mortgages, or HECMs, in two significant ways. Search for the lowest mortgage rates The new reverse mortgage rules Previously, full repayment of reverse mortgages fell due upon......