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February 2019 Existing-Home Sales
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this February, bounced back and was up 11.8 percent from January 2019. Despite the month over month......

Freddie Mac trims 2019 origination estimate but could rethink the move
up its estimates before the release of the latest report on existing home sales, which registered the largest month-to-month gain seen since late 2015. This suggests future estimates of housing......

Happy Spring: Home Sales Post Strong Rebound
the Northeast remained unchanged. © Davel5957/iStock/ Plus “A powerful combination of lower mortgage rates, more inventory, rising income, and higher consumer confidence is driving......

Buyers’ Biggest Competitor This Spring Isn’t Other Buyers
looking for homes priced at or under $200,000—the segment of the housing market that has seen the largest declines year over year, according to a recent survey by realtor.com®, based on responses......

Mortgage Rates Have Dropped ‘Dramatically’ Since Start of the Year
Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . March 22, 2019 © National Association of REALTORS® Mortgage rates edged lower to kick off the start of the spring homebuying season this......

Mortgage-backed securities may lag in Fed pivot to Treasuries
longer-term Treasury yields, so any decline in 10-year Treasury yields could pull mortgage rates down, and trigger more refinancing. Investors that paid more than 100 cents on the dollar for......

Existing-home sales surge in biggest gain since 2015
a three-month streak of declines to offer a robust indication that the housing market is stabilizing after last year’s slump. Contract closings increased 11.8%, the most since 2015, from January......

Rhode Island housing market cools in February
Rhode Island's housing market cooled a bit in February, as the median sales price remain unchanged from the same month a year ago, but the number of sales fell, and houses lingered on......

Technology Creating More Discrimination Victims, Warns FTC Commissioner Chopra
on Wells Fargo, he questioned whether the bank should be trusted with FDIC insurance and other federal benefits considering the millions of fake accounts bank opened and its numerous other managerial......

Existing home sales jumped 11.8% in Feb. as mortgage rates fall, sparking sluggish market
WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales soared 11.8 percent in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates that are improving affordability. The National Association of Realtors said......