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National mortgage rates for May 26, 2016
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Economy: Durable goods orders jump, jobless claims dip
were willing to spend robustly after several months of caution. And the housing market has perked up: Sales of existing homes rose last month, while sales of new homes soared to the highest......

The Big Disconnect in SD’s Housing Market
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FHA Gives OK to Down Payment Help Following IG's Criticism
a Tucson-based mortgage lender, violated HUD rules by charging borrowers nominally higher mortgage rates in return for assistance. The IG also wanted NOVA to indemnify the FHA for up to $48.5......

Biggest Housing Gains Were in South, Freddie Mac's Latest Index Says
While the housing market in the South still has room for improvement, states and metropolitan areas in that region are showing the strongest growth, according to Freddie Mac's latest Multi-Indicator......

Median Expected Price Change in Next 12 Months, By State, Based on February-April 2016 Surveys
these states. [1] Respondents were asked “What are your expectations for the housing market over the next six months compared to the current state of the market in the neighborhood(s) or...

Wells Fargo to Pay $70M Fine for Foreclosure Settlement Failures
that they mishandled loan papers and fraudulently endorsed legal papers used in foreclosures after the crisis. Rcegulators amended that accord in 2013 after deciding the original plan failed......

Realtor® Volunteering Works Program Announces 2016 Mentoring and Grants Recipients
building that sense of community through volunteer and charitable work," said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Margate, Florida. "The Volunteering Works program......

Volunteering Works Names 2016 Recipients
to building that sense of community through volunteer and charitable work,” says NAR President Tom Salomone. “The Volunteering Works program provides a way for REALTORS® who are helping in their......

New-Home Sales Surge to Post-Recession High
sales in the future , according to NAHB. "Builders remain optimistic about the housing market, and this month's jump in new home sales is a positive sign that growing demand will keep the......

The Buyers Are Coming
Mortgage rates may have inched up slightly but that didn’t seem to deter home buyers from shopping for a loan last week. Mortgage application volume rose 2.3 percent week-over-week......

Loan Applications Rise, Mostly for Purchases, Despite Rate Climb
Mortgage applications and interest rates both increased during the week ending May 20, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly survey. The MBA's Market Composite Index rose......

Still Number One: New Jersey's Supply of 'Zombie' Homes
zombies as of May, according to the Irvine, Calif., company, which monitors foreclosures nationwide. New Jersey claimed 4,003 of them. Pennsylvania had 582. In South Jersey, zombies totaled......

Purchase Applications Increase and Refis Hold Steady in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2016) - Mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier , according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications......

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, May 25
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What Does Main Street Think Of Online Lending?
the Great Recession, the FDIC reports small business loans as...

Zombie Homes Are Down in Southwest Florida
The zombies are being vanquished. Zombie foreclosures, defined as vacant properties in the foreclosure process, are down significantly in Southwest Florida, according RealtyTrac's second quarter......

April 2016 Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that the housing market sales increased for the second consecutive month, as April’s existing-home sales reach the 5.45 million seasonally......

All-Cash Buyers Are Driving Up Investment Home Prices
persuade some folks to expedite their home purchases. "The potential for rising mortgage rates could compel some buyers to act sooner to secure mortgages prior to the June announcement," he...

It really is easier to qualify for a loan
to data filed under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, 13.5% of mortgage applications were denied in 2014, compared to 14.7% the year before. The loan denial rate peaked at 18.5% in 2007. Staying......

01:09Stocks rally amid strong housing data
as soon as June. New home sales crushed estimat...

Rising E-Commerce Drives Industrial Demand
in the areas of commercial real estate, international investments, mortgage performance and foreclosures. He produces NAR’s Commercial Real Estate Outlook and manages quantitative surveys, including...

NAR Pushes Back Against Patent Troll
NAR took a forceful step against patent trolls last week by filing a petition with the U.S. Patent Office challenging the validity of patent claims by a company that’s......

Ban on Student Loan Refis Hurts Home Sales
a private loan, but they lose certain benefits.) That's why the NAR Board of Directors last week approved a policy in support of legislation that would require the federal government, which......

Builders: Lot Shortages at Record Highs
to a survey of homebuilders within the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Sixty-four percent of builders reported that the supply of lots in their markets......