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Lower Mortgage Rates May Sprout Early Spring Buying Season
please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . February 22, 2019 © REALTOR® Magazine Mortgage rates inched lower for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac Chief Economist......

Sticker shock keeps new-home sales down for fifth straight month
affordability seen throughout 2018, alongside low inventories, rising home prices and higher mortgage rates."...

9 Ways To Invest In Real Estate Without Buying Property In 2019
Last year’s housing market was one for the record books, with the gains partly driven by tightening inventories and exceedingly low mortgage rates. In some pockets of the country, housing prices......

Austin-area home sales dip in January; price growth slows
In a shift from the typical upward trend for Central Texas, home sales declined in January and home price appreciation slowed, the Austin Board of Realtors said. January's 1,598 sales was a......

Kraft Heinz plunges; Berkshire Hathaway earnings; Economy worries
US durable goods orders grew less then expected in December and existing home sales declined in January. Surveys showed further manufacturing weakness across the developed world. "The US data......

Pentagon: We’re working to ensure safe, quality housing for military families
the homes throughout the ground lease to remain competitive in the local housing market. Despite these advances, recent concerns raised by many military families about privatized housing call......

Millennials Prove Their Buying Force Has Arrived
mortgages than any other generation and increasing their purchase power in the housing market. Millennials represent 42 percent of all new-home loans, higher than both the baby boomers and Generation......

Existing-Home Sales Roll Back to 2015 Levels
The winter months have proven to be a sluggish time for home sales. January was the third consecutive month in which existing-home sales posted a drop, the National Association of REALTORS® reported......

The High-Priority Home Features for Buyers
s important to advertise homes on the savings it will bring the home buyer and how it could put money back in their pocket.” Additional consumer preferences that emerged from the survey included:......

Zillow CEO Rascoff steps down so Barton can lead moonshot effort
by Barton, Rascoff and Lloyd Frink, who wanted to do for the housing market what their previous company, Expedia Group Inc., did for air travel — that is, make it more transparent for consumers......

Top Tax Court Cases Of 2018: Where Is Your Tax Home?
C. 8, and discovered that the tax treatment of short sales and foreclosures is anything but straightforward. In April, we looked at Povolny Group, Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2018-37, and......

Home Buying Conditions by State in January 2019
essentially unchanged in January 2019 compared to one year ago, according to NAR’s January 2019 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey . [1] The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index registered 52 in January......

12 cities on the verge of a housing bubble in 2019
counties with a minimum population of 100,000, at least 100 quarterly home sales and a median sales price above the national rate of $241,250. Counties are ranked by the gap between the annual......

Video: Spotting Scam Emails
money. For the sake of protecting the data privacy and security of NAR’s members , a new video interview with NAR’s vice president of IT, Liz Sturrock, explains everything you need to know to......

Existing-home sales fall to slowest pace since late 2015
homes fell to the weakest pace since November 2015, indicating that the housing market remained in a slowdown despite a drop in mortgage rates. Contract closings decreased 1.2% in January from......

Executive Q&A: Takeouts, Investment Sales to Fuel CRE Mortgage Market
2009 was not an especially active year. PGIM participates in the affordable housing market through its Fannie and Freddie activity. What else is the company doing to increase the affordable......

Can Digital Sales Drive Growth For Home Depot In Q4?
of the year. This performance was primarily attributable to strength in the housing market, better-than-anticipated growth in its digital segment, and a lower effective tax rate. We expect these......

Economic slowdown reduces 2019 and 2020 mortgage forecasts: Fannie Mae
heading into the spring, along with improved affordability," Duncan said. Total home sales should remain relatively flat in 2019 with a projected 0.2% growth from 2018. However, sales in 2020......

More good news for homebuyers: average mortgage rates fall again
Mortgage rates declined for the third straight week, adding to a brighter outlook for the spring home buying season, according to Freddie Mac. 30-Year FRM 15-Year ARM 5/1-Year ARM Average......

The Answer to the Bay Area’s Affordable Housing Crisis
today? Gross: Today, the Bay Area is home to the most expensive housing market in the country. In dollars and cents, San Francisco provides a perfect example. An individual would need to earn......

Multifamily Outlook And The Interest Rate Conundrum In 2019
tend to agree that there is no such thing as a national housing market. Each metro and underlying submarket is different. The Elephant In The Room Undoubtedly, interest rates significantly......

First-time buyers face scramble in Twin Cities housing market
why Zillow said the Twin Cities is expected to be the fifth-hottest housing market in the nation this year, behind San Jose, Calif., Orlando, Denver and Atlanta. Zillow's ranking is based on......

Home sales slump in Atlanta, prices still rising
The number of home sales in metro Atlanta dropped 11% in January compared to a year ago, according to a report issued from Remax Georgia. "Like the rest of the country, Atlanta home sales......

Affordable Housing: 11 Ways The Real Estate Industry Can Help
in the real estate industry can make a positive impact on the housing market in order to help address the issue of housing affordability. Here's what they had to say. 1. Partner With Other Affordable......

Mortgage rates taper off for Thursday
Several closely watched mortgage rates tapered off today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or......