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Charlotte Home Prices Rise 5.3% in July
below the peak in the first quarter of 2008, just before the housing market collapse. "There is no reason to fear that another massive collapse is around the corner," he said....

Report: 24% Housing Markets Less Affordable
unhealthy combination resulted in worsening affordability in 63 percent of markets despite mortgage rates that are down 45 basis points from a year ago.” A silver lining, Blomquist notes:......

Mortgage Rates Dip to 10-Week Low
new cycle high." Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 29: 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.42 percent, with an average......

State Job Growth Comparisons – August 2016
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California Governor Signs Survivor's Rights Bill
but red tape involved in proving ownership can stall a modification while foreclosures proceed, according to advocates. "Facing foreclosure after the loss of a loved one can be devastating......

U.S. Bank to Settle Lawsuit in L.A. Over Foreclosed Homes
This commitment extends to the care and upkeep of neighborhoods impacted by foreclosures." Of the $13.5 settlement, about $1.6 money will go into the city's general fund, which pays for basic......

Will FHA's Auditors Have Good News in November?
WASHINGTON — Strong home sales are boosting originations of Federal Housing Administration loans and opening the door for first-time buyers. The strong loan volume could also portend the federal......

Dangerous Logic Underpins Claims That The U.S. Isn't Producing Enough New Homes
predicament that led to the housing market collapse and the Great Recession...

Don't Fall Prey To Conventional Housing Market Wisdom
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To Buy a New or Previously Owned Home
2015 new home purchases have been the lowest consistent levels seen since NAR started collecting the data 35 years ago at 16 percent. In 2015, there were 5.25 million existing homes sold compared......

August Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that August’s pending home sales are down 2.4 percent from last month and also slipped 0.2 percent from......

California Home Sales to Rise Slightly in 2017: CAR
Home sales in California are expected in increase in 2017 as price appreciation slows down, according to a forecast from the California Association of Realtors. CAR predicts that existing......

Nearly One in Four Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Norm
"This unhealthy combination resulted in worsening affordability in 63% of markets despite mortgage rates that are down 45 basis points from a year ago." But affordability did manage to improve......

Your Buyer Isn’t Really Serious If They …
can back out of the deal,” Bortz adds. Source: “ 8 Signs a Home Buyer Isn’t Serious ,” realtor.com®/Century 21 (Sept. 27, 2...

Low Supply Levels Restrain Contract Signings
Pending home sales softened in August for the third time in four months, and retreated to the lowest level since January, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Thursday. Regional......

Pending Home Sales Retreat in August
) — After bouncing back in July, pending home sales cooled in August for the third time in four months and to their lowest level since January, according to the National Association of Realtors®......

Market Reaction to FOMC Drives Mortgage Rates to 10-Week Low
Mortgage rates fell as investors purchased more 10-year Treasury bonds after the Federal Open Market Committee decided to leave short-term rates unchanged, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year......

Pending Sales of Existing Homes Fall to Seven-Month Low
seven-month low in August, held back by a tight supply in the housing market, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Pending home sales fell 2.4% (the median forecast was for......

Runaway Home Prices Ebb in West as Weary Buyers Push Back
2015. The city's price gains have made it the most overvalued housing market in the U.S., UBS Group AG said in a report this week. Still Hot Still, there's no let-up in some other Western......

National mortgage rates for Sept. 29, 2016
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Right time to refi: Mortgage rates near record low
mortgage © Jacob Lund/Shutterstock.com Mortgage rates slid to their lowest level in almost 3 months, giving homeowners another shot at refinancing. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate......

Transition to Normal?
ll  discuss the economic and housing market developments shaping  what the new “normal......

Low Rates Keep Housing Market Strong as Affordability Erodes
Low interest rates are keeping the housing market strong even as affordability keeps declining, according to the latest Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index. July's index is 85.1, a gain......

Refi Volume Dips This Week
Total mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis last week compared to the previous week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. But the blame for......

Meet the 2016 Good Neighbor Award Winners
supported REALTORS® who dedicate countless volunteer hours and funds to help others. NAR President Tom Salomone notes that the five winners serve as an example of how REALTORS® can be successful......