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Buyers Stretch Budgets to Be More Competitive
estate professional with Long & Foster in Philadelphia, told CNBC.  Higher mortgage rates and escalating home prices are prompting more home buyers to consider adjustable-rate mortgages, which......

12 housing markets with prices near their peak before the recession
buyers may face fewer affordability challenges in these cities, especially with rising mortgage rates creating additional cost hurdles for consumers. Here's a look at the 12 housing markets......

Nonprofit offers mortgages for modest income Baltimore residents
the Boston-based, 30-year-old nonprofit, says it will bring 150 staff to process mortgage applications. People with low to moderate incomes are encouraged to attend. The group does not impose......

March 2018 Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this March increased 1.1 percent from last month but fell 1.2 percent from last......

Houston Makes Buoyancy Its Brand
Houston rent evolution, click to enlarge Houston’s housing market has been resilient, despite the natural disasters that have severely affected parts of the metro. During the first months of......

Mortgage rates hit four-year high after Treasury yields spike
Mortgage rates rose to their highest level in over four years, as 10-year Treasury yields broke the 3% ceiling this past week. 30-Year FRM 15-Year FRM 5/1 -Year ARM Average Rates......

Refinance rates tick higher for Thursday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated April 25, 2018. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

Mortgage rates jump to highest point since 2013 as 10-year Treasury tops 3%
@Sphotography/Twenty20 Mortgage rates shot up this week as the 10-year Treasury yield edged past the 3 percent mark on signs of inflation. The average rate on 30-year fixed mortgages jumped......

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: April 25, 2018
headed. This week (April 25-May 1), 53 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 27 percent think rates will fall; and 20 percent believe rates will......

Mortgage, title insurers must file disaster plans with New York
Mortgage and title insurance companies licensed in New York need to file disaster response plans this year in line with increased state attention to business continuity planning. The New York......

What 10 year Treasury yield at 3% means for average mortgage rates
in the early morning hours of April 25 but it is unlikely mortgage rates followed in lock step. "There's a lot of competition for not a lot of lending activity. And the industry has learned......

How to Comply With New Data Security Rules
content] “It kind of changes the way the internet used to work,” NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson told the Facebook Live audience, noting that website operators will need to proactively ask......

Why, Where Buyers Get Denied Mortgages
a new analysis by LendingTree, based on a review of 10 million mortgage applications. The company found that the top reasons home shoppers face this rejection is poor credit history and credit......

Mortgage Rate Spike Gives Buyers the Jitters
than a year ago and are at the lowest share of overall mortgage applications since September 2008. The incentive to refinance was shaken last week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its......

Housing Costs Up 9% for Entry-Level Buyers
buy a home, compromising on size, attached versus detached, and location. More: NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun looks at what’s driving inflation . “First-time buyers continue to make......

The West, South Lift New-Home Sales
economic growth and favorable demographics, we can expect continued strengthening of the housing market across the country.”  New-home sales rose 28.3 percent month over month in March in......

Strong Employment Growth Continues to Underpin Homebuyer Demand in March 2018
during June 2012 through March 2018. [2] [1] In generating the indices, NAR uses data for the last three surveys to have close to 30 observations. Small states such as AK, ND, SD, MT......

February 2018 Housing Affordability Index
affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates fell to 4.42 percent this February, down 0.2 percent compared to 4.43 percent a year ago. Housing affordability......

Refi applications hit almost 10-year low on interest rate growth
Mortgage applications dipped as key interest rates grew to their highest level in five and a half years, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The......

The single-family house: An American symbol facing an uncertain future
25,000. Nationally, single-family home construction, eclipsed by multi-family starts after the housing market crash a decade ago, regained primacy two years ago. Single-family home builders......

Portland-area home prices push higher in February
increases in home prices have far exceeded gains in wages, and rising mortgage rates have further limited buying power. But demand for homes remains high in Portland, and the number of homes......

Mortgage rates rise for Wednesday
Multiple key mortgage rates floated higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

How the bump to 3% in the 10-year Treasury bond yield impacts your personal finances
January 2014. The yield on the 10-year note is a barometer for mortgage rates and other types of loans. Most Americans' largest liability is their home mortgage. Currently, the average 30-year......