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Purchase Applications Are at Five-Year High: Freddie Mac
last June, the purchase application component is thought of as weak. "Low mortgage rates and consistent job gains are helping to bolster homebuyer demand, which is reflected in the MiMi purchase......

Sales Contracts Surge to Highest Rate in 10 Years
Pending home sales were up in most areas of the country in July, reaching the second highest reading in more than a decade, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Pending......

Why Aren't Mortgage Applications Higher?
More borrowers took advantage of low mortgage rates last week but housing experts say mortgage applications should be much higher. Total mortgage applications – including those for refinancings......

Realtors Press HUD for Quicker Action on FHA Condo Rules
" said Tom Salomone, president of the Realtors, in a recent statement. "NAR is encouraging leaders at HUD to move quickly and in the spirit of the law as they implement the provisions of H......

Pending Home Sales Tick Up in July
) — Pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July and reached their second highest reading in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Midwest......

Metro Detroit Housing Prices Up 67% from 2011 Low
Metro Detroit's housing market continues to gradually regain value it lost during the real estate crash, due in part to a still-tight inventory of available properties. The newest Standard......

Pending Sales of Existing Homes Jump, Led by Demand in West
homes increased more than forecast in July, indicating further strength in the housing market, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors. Pending home......

Owner of Colorado Springs Office Building Hit with $8.1M Foreclosure
loss came from $16.1 million in losses related to real estate foreclosures, the company said in a news release on its financial results. NorthStar acquired the Quantum buildings in 2006, paying......

Mortgages Applications Rise on Higher Refi Activity
Mortgage applications increased 2.8% from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 26 found that......

The 10 best cities for homeowners
foreclosure rate over the past 3 years. RATE SEARCH: Find the best mortgage rates at Bankrate.com. © f11photo/Shutterstock.com No. 7: Salt Lake City Homeowners in high-cost coastal......

How Bankrate determined best, worst cities for homeowners
of Business. RATE SEARCH: Thinking about buying a home? Check the latest mortgage rates. Local and metro both count Wachter told me that neighborhood characteristics do indeed have a big......

All the Single Ladies
Profile data, check out the hashtag #NARHBSat35 on your social channels.  NAR Research will be releasing trend line data since 1981 to celebrate 35 years of home buyer and seller demographic...

Economists Point Out Abnormalities As Housing Market Appears To Heal
Depression. And while the housing market has healed in some ways, in......

Sears is selling paint again
The strong housing market is currently at a level not seen since October 2007. And as any new homeowner knows a little paint and a few flowers goes a long way in fixing......

Agents: What's Hampering Sales the Most
Boost? That said, most REALTORS® remain confident about the outlook for the housing market for the next six months across all property types. The index showed confidence registering above......

Dallas Home Price Gains Put Area Near Top of Hot Housing Markets
and 10 percent annually for more than a year in the Case-Shiller housing market survey. Dallas area prices are at record levels in the Case-Shiller index — more than 25 percent greater than......

Meet the 2016 Good Neighbor Finalists
REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbor Awards. The awards program, which honors NAR members who’ve made extraordinary impacts on their communities through volunteer work, is in its 17th year......

Inland Empire Foreclosure Rate Declines in June
The Inland housing market may be tight, but the foreclosure rate has come back from its meteoric heights of a few years ago, according to new CoreLogic data. The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario......

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Climbed 5.1%, Led by Northwest
month . The report shows more gradual price appreciation that's allowing the housing market to strengthen. New-home sales unexpectedly surged in July to the strongest level in more than nine......

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, August 30
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