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    Homeownership Rate Dips to 64.2%

    Thursday April 25th, 2019 05:33:43 PM
    Na Zhao

    According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate declined to 64.2% in the first quarter of 2019, which is 0.6 percentage points lower than the last quarter reading of 64.8%. However, it is virtually unchanged from the first quarter of 2018. The rate of homeownership is still on an upward trend after dropping to a… Read More ›

    Washington Leads Job Gains in March

    Thursday April 25th, 2019 04:17:29 PM
    Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington

    Total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted (SA) increased by 2.5 million jobs, year-over-year (YoY), or 1.7% from March 2018 to March 2019. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the West region increased by 1.7%. The South, Northeast, and Midwest recorded gains at 1.6%, 0.9% and 0.6% respectively, during this time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment… Read More ›

    FHA-Backed Mortgages Finance Increasing Share of New Home Sales

    Wednesday April 24th, 2019 07:45:54 PM
    David Logan

    NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans accounted for 71.3% of new home sales in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.3-percentage point decrease from Q4 2018 (revised). The decline comes despite lower mortgage rates, continuing a post-2012 pattern in which higher average rates have… Read More ›

    Conventional Mortgages Outpace Government Mortgages for Purchase

    Wednesday April 24th, 2019 06:14:05 PM
    Litic Murali

    The latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Application Survey for the week ending on April 19 show a decrease in purchasing and refinancing activities, with refinancing decreasing for the third consecutive week. On a seasonally adjusted basis, refinancing activity decreased by 11%. March showed a strong rally in purchasing activity, evidenced by the decrease in rates and increase… Read More ›

    New Home Sales Rise in March with Lower Rates

    Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 02:37:03 PM
    Robert Dietz

    Contracts for new, single-family home sales increased almost 5% on a monthly basis to a 692,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The months’ supply number improved to 6.0, which indicates the market is stabilizing after the fall off in sales last Fall due to higher interest rates. The… Read More ›



    CNN – Real Estate News

    Should I get a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage?

    Wednesday August 8th, 2018 02:19:25 PM

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    Toll Brothers’ record shows the housing boom has no end in sight

    Tuesday August 21st, 2018 04:35:35 PM

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    What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

    Monday February 2nd, 2015 03:53:13 PM

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    Looking for a home in Berlin or Budapest? Prepare to pay more

    Tuesday July 17th, 2018 11:28:00 AM

    Europe took 11 of the top 20 spots on a ranking of cities with the largest price increases in the first quarter, according to global property agency Knight Frank.

    Zillow buys a mortgage lender and the stock tanks

    Tuesday August 7th, 2018 04:55:43 PM

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