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Regional and Community Banks Are Main Lenders in REALTOR® Commercial Markets
0 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively, of total sales. Based on NAR’s 2016 survey data, capital markets display a fundamentally different landscape in small commercial real estate (SCRE......

Are Millennials Itching to Leave Downtown?
third factor that hindered Millennial progress was the housing life cycle. The housing market collapse, plus the Great Recession, flung homeowners into renting and decimated new home construction......

Housing Market Made First Quarter Gains
Overall, the housing market made steady, modest gains during the first quarter, with home prices rising and home owners seeing greater equity, Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National......

Texas Home Sales Continued to Rise in 1Q
Texas posted strong gains in home sales and prices and set a record for low market supply in the first three months of the year despite the negative effect of slumping oil prices in some areas......

NAR Survey: Active Military Homebuyers Purchase at Younger Ages, Buy Larger and More Expensive Homes
sellers use an agent, usage is practically universal among active-service military members. NAR’s survey gathered greater insight into how each population of buyers and sellers differs and......

New Report: Demographics and the Economy Drive Reduced Rental Housing Affordability
compared to actual) have been shifted to renting or have left the housing market.  These households triggered a cascade of adjustments throughout the rental housing sector that are measurable......

Hottest Housing Markets Identified
Wonder which housing market is likely to be the hottest in 2016? Zillow forecasts......

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 3
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Palm Beach Property Values Almost Back to 2007 Historic High
$124.4 billion three years later as a result of the 2008 housing market crash and recession. The preliminary tax roll traditionally was not released until June 1, but after the recession Nikolits......

CFPB Plots 'Clarifying' Changes to TRID in July
cure minor errors. The rule has raised additional questions about construction loans, title insurance policies, simultaneous second liens and payoffs on purchase money loans, among others, Mills......

House Passes Private Flood Insurance Bill by Unanimous Vote
related mortgage requirements and protects properties in the 100 year floodplain," NAR President Tom Salomone said. "This legislation will help foster a vibrant private flood insurance market......

Ocwen Caught in Post-Settlement Purgatory
In the interim, the monitor has barred Ocwen from moving forward with foreclosures on any borrowers who may have been affected by the issue. Only once these borrowers receive the proper information......

Rates Lifted by Higher Treasury Yields: Freddie Mac
Mortgage rates hitched a ride with rising Treasury yields this week, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped seven basis points to 3.66%, Freddie......

Market for Mortgage Servicing Rights Heats Up
"generally expect banks to service more mortgages in the future as the housing market continues to stabilize."...

Tight Inventory, Spiking Demand in Albuquerque
8.3% over the same period last year. As sales increased, the housing market inventory in central New Mexico remained low. Compared to last March, inventory showed a 15% drop to 3,198 active listings......

Affordable Housing Now National Debate, Economist Says
boom generation, he said, and will have a significant impact on the housing market. "Ninety percent of the millennials we surveyed say they eventually want to own a home," he said. "The key......

Las Vegas Housing Market Rising from the Grave
Left for dead during the recession, the Las Vegas housing market has come back to life over the past few years. Buyers are picking up new and used properties. Homeowners are getting above......

Fewer Distressed Homes in Central Ohio
Short sales and foreclosures continue to play a smaller role in the central Ohio housing market, according to a report released Thursday by the Columbus Realtors trade group. The report......

Freddie Mac Posts 1Q Loss, But Won't Need Draw from Treasury
year. Freddie Mac and larger rival Fannie Mae provide liquidity to the housing market by buying mortgages and then packaging them into securities on which they guarantee payments of principal......

Home Purchase Mortgage Volumes to Remain High in 2016: DBRS
A healthy housing market is expected to buoy purchase mortgage volumes this year, while rising rates will put a damper on refinancing, according to a report from rating agency DBRS. While......

Home Sales Rise 7.7% in Metro Baton Rouge in March
March 2015. East Baton Rouge, which accounts for the largest share of home sales in the market, saw a 10.6% increase from March 2015. There were 449 MLS sales, compared to 406 the year before......

An Add-On Aimed at Coaxing More Millennials into Mortgages
their investment if they are transferred in their jobs in a depressed housing market, Mestrich said. "This way they can take that risk and at least get back their hard-earned dollars," he said......

Home Price Increases Are Negating Low Rates: Black Knight
median-priced home today as compared to December 2015," he said. Falling mortgage rates have also added 2.3 million borrowers to the refinanceable population year-to-date, for a total of 7......

10 worst ways to scare off homebuyers
SEARCH: If you're thinking of buying a house, check out the mortgage rates first at Bankrate.com. © Ijansempoi/Shutterstock.com Wallpaper Today's buyer doesn't want wallpaper, no matter......

Homeownership Among Asians
trends are expected to have a positive impact on Asian homeownership and home sales. [1] Refers to the Asian Alone population. [2]   We use the homeownership rate computed from the American......