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Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.50 Percent Apr 19, 2021
...data on home construction and consumer spending in March show a strong housing market and a quickened pace of economic activity. Combined with the homeowner assistance and stimulus payments that......

How to shop for and compare mortgage offers
...your application around to find you the best rate.” How to compare mortgage rates When shopping around for a mortgage, it’s important to compare mortgage rates. Bankrate can help you shop for......

‘Feverish pitch’ of home sales further cripples housing supply
Homebuyer competition reached new extremes in March, as sales shot up and an already historically low supply of inventory was further reduced. Closed sales spiked 34.3% from February and 15% from......

Housing Starts Surge, But Is It Enough to Meet Demand?
...a pace of 501,000 units. “Demand remains solid due to low mortgage rates and a thin level of inventory in the resale market, which is spurring the need for additional supply,” says Robert......

Despite Moratorium, Foreclosure Activity on Steep Incline
...temporary foreclosure moratoriums are lifted. Will it spark a wave of new foreclosures and lead to a crisis? Already, foreclosure activity is on the rise, even though the moratoriums are still......

Study: 11M Borrowers Could Benefit From Refinancing
...April 19, 2021 The number of mortgage refinancing applications is dropping as mortgage rates have been rising in recent weeks. That may be scaring off some homeowners who could still greatly......

Most Common Obstacles to Closing on Time
...issues (11%), obtaining financing (10%), and home inspection/environmental issues (9%). Nevertheless, the housing market remains competitive. Respondents to the REALTORS® Confidence Index......

Q & A Corner: A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America
In February, NAR released the 2021 report, A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America . This report examines the homeownership trends among each racial group over the last 10 years. Since......

SCV Announces 2021 REACH Commercial Cohort
...play in the sustainability of vibrant communities," said SCV President and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "NAR has been on the frontlines on Capitol Hill and in every state capital this past year fighting......

Biden's first-time buyer plan shouldn't impact mortgage insurers: KBW
If the Biden Administration's latest first-time home buyer proposal were to come to fruition, major restrictions regarding eligibility for participation would limit its impact on private mortgage......

Should You Be Worried About Inflation?
...can. “Think about refinancing and locking in debts today,” said Lemoine. While mortgage rates have risen a bit in recent months, for instance, they’re still much lower than pre-pandemic levels......

First-Time Homebuyer Class: Why You Might Need It
...time since they’re often required to qualify for down-payment assistance, lower mortgage rates and other benefits. What Is a Homebuyer Education Course? If you’re thinking about buying a......

Today’s refinance rates slide | April 19, 2021
...see today’s average rates? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest national average rates......

Compare Today’s Mortgage & Refinance Rates, April 19, 2021 | Most rates fall
...does not include information about every financial or credit product or service. Mortgage rates were mostly lower compared to a week ago. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo......

Edina, Minn. targets 'teardowns' to preserve affordable houses
...them are one- or two-bedroom condos or townhouses. While the Twin Cities housing market has flourished during the recession, a growing swath of would-be buyers are missing out of the lowest......

Here are mortgage rates for April 19, 2021: Rates decreased
Today quite a few notable mortgage rates ticked downward. If you're shopping for a home loan, see how that could affect you. A variety of key mortgage rates trailed off today. The average......

Unprecedented housing boom puts pressure on buyers
...can cope with this red-hot mortgage market. How would you describe the housing market?  Smith: Fast and furious. It’s like nothing I’ve never seen before. We are at record, record low inventories......

Co-ops and condos: The pros and cons of each
...condo, as you won’t need to pay for some fees, like title insurance. If you have plenty of upfront cash, the lower price of a co-op can be appealing. If you’re in need of a loan, though, a......

Yes. America’s Housing Market Is Officially Over-Heating Everywhere. How Long Can It Last?
...however, it’s becoming harder and harder to argue that America’s housing market isn’t already over-heating. Inventory in many regions has hit record lows. Days on market are now often hours. Home......

How Long Will Investors Forget About Inflation?
...peak of inflation in 1980, it was only $350. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) is a gauge of builder opinion for the next six months and it came in this month at 83. This......

Wall Street just showed the Reddit crowd how to really make money
...Thursday: European Central Bank interest rate decision; US jobless claims and existing home sales; Nestle (NSRGF), Credit Suisse (CS), American Airlines (AAL), AT&T (T), Blackstone, Dow (DOW......

Mortgage rate deals for week ending April 16, 2021: Top offers from lenders
...so without shopping around first — get at least three bids. Compare mortgage rates in your area now . Average clicked on rate for purchase loans The average rate clicked on by Bankrate readers......