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Video: Mortgage rates for Aug. 28, 2014
chief analyst with Bankrate.com, and here is your weekly look at mortgage rates. Mortgage rates posted mixed results this week. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched lower to 4.23......

Metro and State Employment Conditions – July 2014
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ALTA's Best Practices Help Title Companies Adapt to Changing Environment
American Land Title Association recognized this market shift when it created its "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices" in 2012 to help as many title professionals of all sizes......

More Evidence Builds On Tapped-Out Brazil Consumer
getting nervous about household debt, as evidenced by rising number of canceled new home sales....

Mortgage Rates Hold at Yearly Low This Week
Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Forecasts: Right or Wrong?  "Mortgage rates were little changed following mixed housing news,” says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief......

Economists Grow More Optimistic About Housing’s Outlook
job market has more economists gaining confidence about the direction of the housing market over the next two years, according to a newly released Reuters poll of 29 housing analysts, including......

3 Tips for Preparing Buyers
your buyer drags their feet, they may miss out while inventory and mortgage rates are low. If a home is priced competitively, there could potentially be multiple offers made. Making sure your......

Mortgage rates in Huntington, California
Finding the best mortgage rates in Huntington, CA , is easy when you use our site's up-to-date data and calculators. Whether you are purchasing a new home or refinancing......

Refinance in Huntington Beach, California
to check local refinancing rates in Huntington Beach and throughout California. As mortgage rates change, we can ensure you find the best rates for your mortgage needs. Check to find the best......

B of A's Countrywide Woes Offer a Lesson in M&A Branding
the business" of home mortgages. But when Countrywide was weakened by the housing market's collapse in early 2008, Lewis pounced. A few months after the purchase, B of A launched a mortgage......

Credit Cards, The IRS, Form 1099-K And The $19,399 Reporting Hole
to provide “needed housing reform” and was intended to kickstart the declining housing market. Of course, Congress never met a bill that couldn’t be bulked up with other bits and that’s exactly......

National mortgage rates for Aug. 28, 2014
4.23% (30-year fixed) 0.27 (average points) Mortgage rates barely changed this week, according to Bankrate's latest survey of interest......

Most Distressed in California, Florida
FL, the report says. As GlobeSt.com reported earlier this week , US home sales volume decreased in July from a year ago for the third straight month, according to the report. US residential......

Economy Watch: U.S. GDP Expands at 4.2% Rate in Second Quarter
$2 billion) from the same quarter a year earlier, according to the FDIC on Thursday. The increase in earnings was mainly because of a decline in loan-loss provisions and a drop in noninterest......

Mortgage rates enjoy a longer summer dip
Mortgage rates stayed near the bottom this week as global investors continue to view the U.S. as the safest, most profitable place to park their money. 30 year fixed rate......

SEC Sanctions Donald Brownstein's Hedge Fund Over Conflicts Of Interest
2012, when hedge funds that bet on mortgage-backed securities sizzled as the housing market recovered. At one point, his firm managed more than $3 billion. In 2006, a Structured Portfolio......

Bank Lending Reaches $8T in Q2
in fact, it is clear that the banking sector is growing stronger. FDIC also reported that the commercial banks and savings institutions it insures reported aggregate net income of $40.2 billion......

FHFA, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Measures: A Regional Look
20-cities monthly.  Both of these sources confirm the trend seen in NAR measures. At the regional level: the most robust home price gains from a year ago were still in the West in spite of......

S&P 500 closes below 2000 on Ukraine fears
The drop came despite encouraging reports on economic growth, jobs and the housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average pared earlier losses and closed down 42.44 points, or 0.3%, to 17......

Refinance in Healdsburg, California
Turn to us for up-to-date, accurate data about refinance rates today. Refinance mortgage rates in Healdsburg, California Here are the refinance mortgage rates as of 10 a.m. Thursday......

More Households Optimistic About Home Prices, Finances
about their household finances, including housing. Public Perceptions: “The outlook for the housing market among home owners appeared generally positive, as many home owners expected......

Gov't Announces Partnership to Lower Mortgages of Military
Under a 2003 law, active-duty service members are eligible to have their mortgage rates and some of their other debt fees capped at 6 percent. However, too many military members aren’t taking......

Pending Home Sales Up in Nearly All Regions
Pending home sales mostly increased across the country during the month of July, with all regions except for the Midwest experiencing contract signing gains. The National Association of REALTORS®......

65% of Markets See Moderate Home Prices
sign that the real estate recovery thus far is behaving rationally. The housing market is entering a dicey transition phase where it is becoming much more reliant on first-time home buyers and......

Conversations with Real Insight Launches with Secretary Julian Castro
By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown I’m excited to announce the launch of our new campaign, Conversations with Real Insight . This new initiative is a series of live and online events that......