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Fed: Real estate loan demand jumped in Q2
the report said. RATE SEARCH: Do you need a 30-year mortgage? Compare mortgage rates today . Mixed market signals Other statistical data on the real estate market has been mixed. Existing......

7 supermarket tricks that get you to spend more
favorite food store. RATE SEARCH: Find the home of your dreams? Compare mortgage rates at Bankrate.com today! © 06photo/Shutterstock.com Pairing items, end caps You go into the store......

School of Loan Origination IGOL - January
disclose laws and regulations that protect consumers. Learn how to take quality mortgage applications, evaluate credit, and package mortgage loans. Determine advantages and disadvantages of......

School of Loan Origination IGOL - November
disclose laws and regulations that protect consumers Learn how to take quality mortgage applications, evaluate credit, and package mortgage loans Determine advantages and disadvantages of different......

Mortgage rates in holding pattern, waiting for Fed
Committee meets Sept. 20-21. Uncertainty over the Fed's plans may keep mortgage rates relatively steady for the next 4 weeks -- unless there is major financial news. "We're in a holding......

5 things to know when buying a foreclosed home
mortgage Despite increases in home prices and a stabilizing housing market, many experts say the foreclosure crisis is far from over. But buying a foreclosed home is different from buying......

National mortgage rates for Aug. 25, 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......

Mendenhall to YPN: Time to Get Nerdy
in this way. She told a story about her journey to the NAR leadership team, which led through her local and state associations. She remembered being asked to serve on a legislative committee......

Commercial Leasing Accelerates in REALTORS®’ Markets in Q2
important in local communities, and REALTORS® are active in serving these markets. NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Market Trends gathers market information for SCRE properties and transactions......

Concern about Fast-Rising Prices, or Overworked Appraisers?
on affordability as home prices continue to rise faster than incomes, the housing market may be facing another hurdle stemming from appraisals. Data from the July REALTORS® Confidence Index , shown......

Existing home sales slump in July
according to the monthly survey by the National Association of Realtors. Existing home sales fell for the first time since March and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November......

Stocks fall ahead of Yellen speech Friday
And there was only one key economic data point released today: Existing home sales came in disappointing, with sales down 3.2% in July to an annualized rate of 5.39 million. Economists were expecting......

Buyers Prove Sensitive to Mortgage Rates
Even the slightest fluctuations in mortgage rates are having a big impact on application volume. Total mortgage applications, including for refinancings and home purchases, dropped 2.1 percent......

New-Home Sales Near 10-Year High
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U.S. existing home sales decline
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Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rates Edge Higher
week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 19 found that the refinance index decreased 3% from the......

Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July
below (1.6 percent) a year ago (5.48 million). Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says existing sales fell off track in July after steadily climbing the last four months. “Severely restrained......

Chicago-Area Home Sales Slow, but Prices Increase Again
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Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in July
considerable sales slump throughout much of the country last month," says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. "REALTORS® are reporting diminished buyer traffic because of the scarce number of affordable......

Broward Home Sales Struggle in July
After months of solid growth, the number of existing home sales in Broward County, Fla., dipped in July. Single-family home sales fell to 1,499 in July, down 10.6% from July 2015, according......

Foreclosures Dip, Slow Recovery of Atlanta Housing Goes On
The painfully slow healing of the metro Atlanta housing market has continued, as the foreclosure rate dipped again, according to a report issued this morning. Foreclosures in the region were......

Existing Home Sales Drop for First Time Since February
listings and construction of entry-level properties have the potential of boosting the housing market even more. "I believe that demand is not going away — it's just lack of excitement because......

Existing home sales tumble amid low inventory, higher prices
levels and higher prices put an end to a four-month climb. Existing home sales fell 3.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million from a revised 5.57 million in June, according to......

VA loans even help vets buy their luxury dream homes
says. RATE SEARCH: Ready to make an offer on a home? Compare mortgage rates at Bankrate.com today ! Sollina Images/ Lower down payment required A 25% down payment might sound high......

Moving's a pain, but the tax deduction can be sweet
moving costs. RATE SEARCH: Thinking about moving to a new home? Compare mortgage rates at Bankrate.com today. Moving tax-break obstacles The biggest moving hurdle, practically and tax-wise......