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Cap Rates for February
rates has become challenging given the run up in mortgage rates. As the 10-year U.S. Treasury climbed, so too did the Real Capital Analytics index......

Volatility defines first-quarter home sales, California takes big hit
After a strong February, existing home sales took a U-turn in March. While buyer conditions heated up and mortgage rates remained low, consumers took a patient approach — especially in the expensive......

New-Home Starts Fall to 2-Year Low
a year ago, the NAHB notes. “Several factors are negatively affecting the housing market, including excessive regulations, a lack of buildable lots, and ongoing labor shortages,” says NAHB Chief......

After Surging, Existing-Home Sales Deflate in March
retreat after a powerful surge in sales in the prior month,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Still, current sales activity is underperforming in relation to the strength in the job markets......

Bank of Hawaii expects boost from Southwest's new flights
Airlines' first flights to the Aloha State even as a white-hot local housing market is beginning to show signs of cooling off. The bank is the second-largest based in Hawaii, with $17.4 billion......

Recently hot housing markets now see biggest sales declines
Western U.S. — stepped back last year after a jump in mortgage rates made it more expensive to purchase homes that were already costly. Trump's tax plan, which punished pricey areas, added to......

Record Post-GFC Downturns In The U.S. Housing Market
suburban home by many of the current young generation of urbanites. Rising mortgage rates last year also hurt demand, but their recent fall does not seem to have helped yet, likely because in......

What is PITI and why does it matter when applying for a mortgage?
financial lives. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Todays Best Mortgage Rates Offer from the Motley Fool: Chances are, mortgage rates won't stay put at multi-decade lows for......

Housing starts fall in March to weakest pace since 2017
pace since May 2017 and suggesting builders remain wary even as lower mortgage rates and steady wage gains offer support to consumers. Residential starts fell 0.3% to a 1.139 million annualized......

Existing-home sales ease more than forecast to 5.2 million
of previously owned homes eased more than forecast in March, suggesting the housing market is still finding its footing after a weak 2018. Contract closings decreased to a 5.21 million annual......

Comenity Direct launches high-yield savings account and CDs with top-tier yields
a brand of  Comenity  Capital Bank.  Comenity  Capital Bank has been FDIC – insured since Dec .  1, 2003 ,  according to  FDIC .gov.     How the APYs stack up Comenity  Direct is offering......

Is Tech (Finally) Poised To Make Life Easier For Renters?
But as renters make up an increasingly influential part of the American housing market — and a tech-savvy one at that — the industry tech forgot may finally be ready for a complete digital overhaul......

Zillow uses VR to try to make online real estate more authentic
virtual with 3D immersive tours at Zillow, a major player in online home sales. The company added a feature called 3D Home to its site and app Monday that lets you step from virtual room to......

The Power Of Purpose: How Aspiration Is Leading The Charge To Fossil Fuel Free Banking
businesses with a conscience. Deposits get up to 2% interest and are FDIC insured. Unlike your deposits in the banks that lend it out to big oil and gas companies, your money in the Aspiration......

Median Home Listing Price Hits High of $300,000
data. That’s up 7 % from last March. Despite a slowing housing market, prices in a number of metros are still increasing, many at lower rates than a year ago. “This is the first time we’ve seen......

Could population growth propel Phoenix and Tucson to merge?
licenses even though they lived out of state. Those new homes and home sales artificially drove up prices and were calculated as part of metro Phoenix's projected growth. When home prices began......