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Non-qualifying mortgages: What they are and who they’re for
Home Loans, based in Middletown, Rhode Island. Non-QM loans can have higher mortgage rates than a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. “Spreads can be as little as .25 percent and as much as 5......

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Steve Dunwell/ Mortgage rates this week The “Bankrate.com National Average,” or “national survey of large lenders,” is conducted weekly. The results......

Bank regulators propose expanding exemption for residential appraisals
finish its consideration of the notice soon. In separate press releases, the FDIC and OCC said increasing the threshold by $150,000 would make appraisal requirements less burdensome without......

Consumers Worried About Uphill Battles to Find a Home
are also higher and could price out some prospective buyers. Mortgage rates are on the rise and, combined with higher home prices, affordability is a struggle...

Decoding The Great Real Estate Bubble - Loan Limits
allowed them to become so big their mortgage policies could move the housing market and home prices. Policy mistakes that would have been self-correcting and self-regulating when made by a smaller......

Stop Giving Your Money To The Bank: Save Smarter And Change The World, Too
a CD at a community bank, the options listed above are not FDIC insured —meaning the government is not insuring your deposits. Instead, typically donors have provided resources that are used......

December marks the best month for consumers to buy a house
them the upper hand in price negotiations," Blomquist said. Especially with mortgage rates expected to keep rising next year , buyers could be making a push this holiday season before the...

Amazon’s New HQ Impact
to find homes they can afford. Taking a closer look at the housing market in Seattle, where the first Amazon headquarter is located, we see that home prices rose 27 percent in the last 10......

Conference Buzz: Clarion Events Is Considering Divestment Of PennWell Corp.'s Media Assets
of the largest shows in the United States, including the firefighting event FDIC International, which is . In addition, PennWell's POWER-GEN International is 46th, and the DistribuTECH Conference......

Fannie Mae lowers mortgage origination forecast despite healthy economy
and existing-home sales to stabilize next year as price appreciation moderates and mortgage rates steady, according to Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. Last month , Fannie predicted......

Housing starts rise as apartment groundbreaking gains
cuts that have boosted take-home pay. Those are cushioning the impact of mortgage rates at an eight-year high and home prices still outpacing wage gains. An easing in lumber prices from a record......

Portland metro home sales climb in October
Portland-area home sales rebounded in October after a slow September, but the housing market remains sluggish compared to a year ago. The metro saw 2,440 homes sold in October, according to......

New Mexico home sales on track for banner year
New Mexico's housing market is on track for a banner year, bucking a slowdown or leveling off of home sales in other parts of the country, according to the Realtors Association of New......

No Worries of High Mortgage Debt
surpass the amount of borrowing that occurred ten years ago—right before the housing market crash. According to the Federal Reserve, outstanding mortgage debt totaled $10.2 trillion in the second......

Housing Consequences for Amazon's HQ2
York City black homeowners have been subject to a combination of high foreclosures rates and a scarcity of home repair or refinance lending. Not to mention, only 40% of black refinance applicants......

How To Capture The Millennial Market As A Real Estate Agent
Millennials are changing the housing market. When we look at the 2018 buyer and seller trends report published by the National Association of Realtors, we find the 18-to-35-year-old demographic......

Make your home smart for $110 this Black Friday
for more smart home deals? Check out our favorite Black Friday smart home sales in the slideshow below. Black Friday 2018: CNET's complete coverage Every good Black Friday 2018 deal we......

Mortgage rates dip for Tuesday
Multiple key mortgage rates dropped today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both ticked downwards. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the......

Affordability Issues Drive Down L.A. Condo Sales
total of 1,093 condo closings during the month. Unlike the single-family housing market, condo sales activity was not impacted by a supply shortage. Condo listing were actually up 68.3% year-over-year......

Here’s why buying a home during the holidays can save you big
an offer is submitted to close a home sale. “It’s the housing market’s version of a Black Friday sale.” The study looked at more than 18 million single-family home and condo sales from 2013......

States with highest mortgage delinquency rates have these things in common
Kamira/Shutterstock Home foreclosures are the lowest they’ve been in more than a decade, but some states are still battling the problem, with the most serious category of mortgage delinquencies......

The American dream has changed substantially — here’s how it has shifted through the years
a lot more complicated. Modern technology juxtaposed with the fall of the housing market has made the American dream more convoluted. Miguel Suro, a Florida licensed attorney and personal......

More Homeowners Add ADUs, Other Improvements
Plus Home prices are outpacing wage growth significantly, and along with rising mortgage rates, more homeowners are feeling stuck in place. “As a result, homeowners, unable to re-enter the......

Buyers May Find Relief in Cooling Housing Market
please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . November 19, 2018 © Westend61/ The housing market is showing several signs of slowing, providing a much-needed break......

Three Digital Commerce Growth Opportunities
disenfranchised consumers remains an issue even in developed economies. According to the FDIC, some nine million US households are either un-served or under-served by financial institutions. Further......