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February 2017 Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that February’s pending home sales improved 5.5 percent from last month and are up 2.6 percent from a......

8 questions to ask yourself when deciding to rent or buy a house
their homes after the 2008 mortgage crisis. And even in a strong housing market, there are the everyday risks of unemployment or other financial hardships. Guiding forces in your decision to......

REALTORS® Warn of Doomsday if Flood Insurance Expires
home owners and property sales.  Read more : Under New Congress, NAR Keeps Focus on You “When the NFIP expired in 2010, over 1,300 home sales were disrupted every day as a result,” says......

Homeowners Don’t Want Cookie-Cutter Lawns
mobile device. “Home renovation activity is benefiting from the significant increase in home sales in 2015 and 2016, which is reflected in our findings on motivations for starting a landscape......

March's Hot List: The 20 Top Performers
Spring sprang early in the housing market this year. The buying season’s annual start came about a month earlier than usual. Homes in March are expected to sell 22 days faster than last month......

Interest rates stand pat on savings, CDs
banks offering deposit rates many times the national average on accounts with FDIC protection. Find savings rates in your area . 1-year CD rates show no change The average interest rate......

Economy Watch: Demand for Student Housing Stays Strong
sector, which is driven largely by employment growth. By contrast, the student housing market doesn’t experience a demand surge during boom times. In fact, post-secondary enrollment often declines......

Tick Tock! National Flood Insurance Program Expires in Six Months, and Realtors® Are Sounding Alarm Bells
And Realtors® are speaking from experience. When the NFIP expired in 2010, NAR estimated that 1,300 home sales were disrupted every day, meaning 40,000 home sales would have potentially been......

National mortgage rates for March 29, 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......

Mortgage rates rise slightly amid markets' Trump slump
mortgage Tooga/ Mortgage rates edged higher this week while continuing to stay below their recent highs. If you're wondering why this gift of softer rates has fallen into borrowers......

Money borrowed to buy stocks hits record
when stocks began to crater amid early signs of trouble in the housing market ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. Margin debt jumped 22% from the end of 1999 before peaking in March 2000 at......

CD rates for March 29, 2017
below are insured by the FDIC at banks or the NCUA at credit unions. Find the best CD......

Mortgage Applications Slightly Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2017) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.8 percent from one week earlier , according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications......

Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February
) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All......

Contract Signings Jump to Near Decade High
Pending home sales posted a strong rebound in February, soaring to the highest level in nearly a year and the second highest level in more than a decade, the National Association......

Mortgage Rates Ease, Borrowers Not Pouncing
A slight drop in mortgage rates last week did not lead to much mortgage activity. Total mortgage application volume—for refinances and home purchases—mostly stayed flat last week, dropping by......

What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?
the top reasons for the weak profit margin outlook, Duncan notes. “With mortgage rates expected to rise, we expect refinance activity will fall and purchase affordability will tighten, increasing......

Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5 Percent in February
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Congressional Testimony of Chairman-Elect Dave Motley on "The State of Bank Lending in America"
technical errors in loans Pass the Mortgage Choice Act which would exclude title insurance fees paid to lender-affiliated companies from the calculation of points and fees And finally, start......

Properties Typically Sold Faster at 45 Days in February 2017 Amid Tight Supply
be calculated. [3] To increase the number of observations for each state, NAR uses data from the last three surveys. The selected states shown in these charts are those with approximately......

6 REALTOR® Associations Honored for Community Outreach
dedicated to building successful neighborhoods and advocating on behalf of homeowners,” said NAR President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of......

The Economy's Thorn: Low Ownership Rates
critical part” of the national economy and “ongoing weakness in the single-family housing market, represents a substantial hurdle limiting the pace of economic growth,” according to a newly released......

CEO Search Underway at Century 21
brand for the past three years sweep the annual J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, in which it earned “highest overall satisfaction” for first-time home sellers, first-time home......

Comeback Markets Among Housing's Healthiest
had lost thousands of homes to foreclosure. Now, it is the healthiest housing market in the country, according to TenX, a real estate auction and analytics firm. Read more : The Hottest Housing......

Mortgage rates lower for Tuesday
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