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Median home values break $200,000 level in June: Zillow
compared with June 2016. The other factor was increased demand. "The national housing market remains red hot and shows no signs of slowing, even as some local markets like the Bay Area have......

Chattanooga foreclosures drop 26.8% in 2017
2017 compared with a year ago. "With a few local market exceptions, foreclosures have become the unicorns of the housing market: hard to find but highly sought after," said Daren Blomquist......

Realtors®, House Financial Services Committee Reach Agreement to Move Key Flood Insurance Legislation Forward
dramatic cost increases for homeowners and eliminated grandfathering protections beginning in 2021. NAR President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and......

Freddie Mac: Housing Is Still Affordable
are still more affordable than they may seem.  “Thanks to very low mortgage rates, monthly mortgage payments are affordable for the average household despite currently high house prices,” says......

Owners Tackle More Remodels as Equity Rises
Housing Studies.  “The remodeling market continues to benefit from a stronger housing market and, in particular, solid gains in house prices, which are encouraging owners to make larger investments......

Builders Speed Up to Meet Housing Demands
continue to strengthen throughout the year as consumers show interest in the housing market.”  Single- and multifamily housing production rose by the highest percentage in the Northeast in......

Mortgage rates back below 4% on weak economic news
Mortgage rates moved back below 4%, pushed by last week's weak economic data report, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.96% for the week ending July......

Toledo home foreclosure rate drops 16%
in 2008, almost 3% of all housing units were in foreclosure. Nationwide, foreclosures dropped by 20% in the first six months of 2017 compared to the prior year. Some communities, such as the......

Atlanta home prices still higher than last year
Two reports this week are singing harmony about the metro Atlanta housing market: there are fewer homes sold, while the ones that are selling are going for higher prices. While the reports......

Key mortgage rates mixed for Thursday
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7 Q&As About Student Housing P3s
homes for young professionals. This added tailwind from cannibalizing the non-purpose-built student housing market has provided most of the growth for us and others. When we survey students......

National mortgage rates for July 19, 2017
About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and......

As mortgage rates ease, here come some new homes to buy
got a double shot of good news this week: Not only are mortgage rates down for the second week in a row, but the pace of new-home construction jumped last month after a dismal showing in May......

Solid Fundamentals, Positive Momentum in Atlanta
result of its broad-based job growth, 18-hour lifestyle and healthy rental and housing market. A rapidly rising population is adding to the city’s congestion issues, but also fostering demand......

Tech Companies You Need to Know
estate tech companies providing promising tools to brokers, agents, and their clients. NAR and Second Century Ventures recently announced the new REach® Class of 2017 , featuring a roster of......

Net Neutrality Action Puts Real Estate Technology in Focus
new administration the FCC has since proposed a rollback of those protections. NAR made its position on this proposal clear this week in official comments to the FCC. NAR pointed to net neutrality......

REALTORS® Bring an Island its First Park
Island The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is a big fan of NAR’s Placemaking Grant and has received funding for two community projects over the past two years. As to the most recent......

Borrowers Are in a Rush as Mortgage Apps Soar
Threats of rising mortgage rates may have spooked borrowers last week and prompted them to quickly lock in rates. Total mortgage application volume for refinancings and home purchases jumped......

Twin Cities home sales reach another record
Home sales — and prices — reached a new high in the Twin Cities area last month, but the dearth of listings continued and may soon put a brake on deals......

Mortgage application volume increases as rates stabilize
14-day period, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 14 found that the refinance index increased 13% from the......

Instant Reaction: June Housing Starts
Below is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce report of a June rebound in housing starts: “Though......

Foreign U.S. Home Sales Surge to Record $153 Billion
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