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What Democratic control in Washington means for homeowners and buyers
...in the third quarter of 2020 compared to Q3 2019, according to NAR. Rising prices will be further fueled by low housing supply and an already-competitive market. “Anytime demand is stimulated......

Biden to rejoin Paris climate deal, lift Muslim travel ban on day one
...and inter-state travel. He will also extend nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures. On Biden’s second day in office, he will sign more executive actions addressing the pandemic......

Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More
...federal student loan payments and interest, extend the ban on evictions and foreclosures as a result of the pandemic, and reverse President Trump's travel ban on some Muslim-majority nations......

NAR Announces May Legislative Meetings Will Be Held Virtually in 2021
...on Washington, D.C. for the conference every May, over 28,000 NAR members and real estate professionals participated in the first-ever virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in 2020. "After......

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Rent relief, house hacking and more
... “Booming refinance activity in the first full week of 2021 caused mortgage applications to surge to their highest level since March 2020, despite most mortgage rates in the survey rising last......

NAR’s Utility Model for Fannie, Freddie Garners Support
...of the GSEs Webinar: Readying Fannie and Freddie for the Next Chapter,” NAR brought together policy, academic, and financial experts to discuss new research and to explore the benefits to consumers......

Fannie and Freddie boost 2021 forecasts due to vaccine distribution
...historic inventory shortage and drive the purchase numbers. The enterprise raised anticipated home sales to 6.72 million for 2021, up from 6.66 million the month prior. Sales in 2020 are estimated......

Wealthy homeowners are getting richer, while first-time buyers struggle
...here. Coronavirus made it worse. A similar divide is happening in the housing market. People who already owned high-end property before the pandemic are seeing their wealth grow as the luxury......

Today’s 30 Year Mortgage Rates, January 15, 2021 | Rates higher
...not include information about every financial or credit product or service. 30-year mortgage rates The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 2.91 percent, up 3 basis points over......

Today’s refi rates move up : January 14, 2021
...where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most up-to-date rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace average......

Compare Today’s Mortgage Rates January 15th, 2021 : Rates trend upward
Multiple benchmark mortgage rates ticked up today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both climbed higher. On the variable-m......

It’s time to make work-from-home regulations permanent
...customers and ensures that mortgage credit continues to be available for the housing market. We urge state and federal regulators alike to address these temporary work-from-home flexibilities......

Market Seems Subdued After Mixed Bank Results, Biden Stimulus Announcement
...also get to look a little deeper into the state of the housing market with reports on housing starts, building permits, and existing home sales. It could be interesting to see how low mortgage......