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Sales to First-Time Buyers: 30 Percent of Sales in May 2016
difficult for potential first-time buyers despite the low-interest rate environment. According to NAR’s 2016 Q1 Housing Opportunities and Market Experience ( HOME ) Survey of U.S. households......

Cash Accounts for 26 Percent of Commercial Transactions in REALTOR® Markets
this significant segment of the economy. Based on National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) data for the small cap CRE markets, sales rose 8.5 percent year-over-year during the first quarter......

REALTORS® to Congress: Flood Insurance Rates Post Threat to Business, Homeownership
of solutions are on the horizon. David McKey, 2016 vice chair of NAR's Insurance Committee, testified on NAR's behalf before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee. McKey......

5 Tips to Help Buyers Save for a Down Payment
and local home-buying programs. Several state, counties, and local governments offer first-time home buyer programs that offer down payment assistance. ......

Sales Contracts Soften on Inventory Woes
Pending home sales posted the first decrease in three months in May as well as the first year-over-year decline in nearly two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’s......

Mortgage Rates Hit A New Low For The Year -- Thanks, Brexit!
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Falling Home Prices? Don't Count on It in South Florida
affordability, population changes, housing starts and delinquent mortgages. While South Florida's housing market isn't as frenzied as it was a year or two ago, prices continue to rise, primarily......

Colorado Springs' Foreclosure Rate Improves Again
As Colorado Springs' housing market improves, the area's foreclosure picture continues to brighten. The Springs' foreclosure rate — or the percentage of loans falling into some stage of foreclosure......

New Home Construction Accelerates in Twin Cities
the builders association. The industry is getting a boost from persistently low mortgage rates and a shortage of house listings that's prompting buyers who can't find a suitable existing home......

Mortgage Rates: A New Low For the Year. Thanks, Brexit!
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National mortgage rates for June 30, 2016
About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and......

Is it smarter to buy a home before marriage or after?
adds major stress to your life." Marriage status doesn't affect mortgage rates So, when is the smartest time to buy a home? Before or after marriage? There isn't one right answer, according......

Brexit pushes mortgages down to 3-year low
mortgage Mortgage rates fell this week to a level not seen since May 2013 as the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union shocked financial markets already unsettled by mixed......

50 worst cities to live in: 24/7 Wall St.
s degree: 13.8% Unlike most cities on this list, Detroit’s housing market is not expensive. The median value of homes in Detroit is just $41,900, less than a quarter of the national median home......

4 keys to selling your house while you buy another
to step back and strategize. Finally, shop around thoroughly for the best mortgage rates. Having a low interest rate on your new mortgage can certainly free up some cash. Do your research......

U.S. Pending Home Sales Drop For First Time in Two Years
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Zombie Docket Keeps Foreclosures From The Financial Crisis Alive
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Bank to pay $10.6M over loan discrimination charges
During the session, a BancorpSouth manager instructed loan officers and processors that mortgage applications from minorities and others the bank viewed as "protected class" members should be......

Brexit drives mortgage refinancing boomlet
exit the European Union. The vote happened Thursday, and on Friday morning, mortgage rates tumbled about one-eighth of a percentage point. Then the underlying bond yields crept down a little......

Southwest Florida Foreclosure Rates Fall by Half over Year
they remain among the top one-fifth in the country. The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgages in the Sarasota-Manatee region fell to 1.46 percent in April from 2.93 percent a year......

Application Activity Falls for Week of the Brexit Vote
according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24 found that the refinance index decreased 2% from the previous......

Mortgage Applications Fall, Now Wait-and-See
Total mortgage applications for refinancing and home purchases dropped 2.6 percent last week, before the after-effects of the Brexit storm swept through markets, the Mortgage Bankers Association......

NAR Seeks Your Help With First-Time Buyer, Retiree Bill
buyers, thus limiting the often most affordable, appropriate choice for many families,” NAR states in a release about the bill. “Changes to the processing of rural housing loans will improve......

Pending home sales slow in May amid shortage of affordable homes
Pending home sales slipped in May after three straight months of steady climbs, as potential buyers continue to be thwarted by a shortage of affordable homes. The Pending Home Sales Index......

Pending Sales of Existing Homes Fall More Than Forecast
to keep prices more in line with inflation and wage growth," NAR chief economist  Lawrence Yun said in a statement. "With demand holding firm this spring and homes selling even faster than a......