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September 2019 Housing Affordability Index
...September 2019 compared to last month and a year ago, according to NAR’s Housing Affordability Index. Even as housing prices continued to increase, affordability improved due to lower mortgage......

Is the mortgage market officially back in a refi boom?
...refinancing will probably occur along the way. "We expect some swings in mortgage rates over the next few quarters just because of the uncertainty that's out there in the market with investors......

14 most expensive ZIP codes for home buying in 2019
...top end of the market should have enhanced buying power. " Low mortgage rates are propping up homebuyer demand and juicing prices," Daryl Fairweather, Redfin chief economist said in a press......

Mortgage applications fall as homeowners hit pause on refinancing
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Existing-home sales outdid their potential as buying power rises
...on improved consumer buying power since the start of 2019 and lower mortgage rates, First American said. However, buying power did decline on a month-to-month basis for the first time in 11......

New Report Finds That Many Homebuyers Experience Racial Discrimination
...of the over one million members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that 85% of the members registered were White, while only 4%, 6%, 4%, and 1% were Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian......

Robert D. Broeksmit Statement on Finalized HVCRE Risk-Based Capital Rule Nov 20, 2019
...federal bank regulatory agencies' - the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) - final ruling released yesterday on......

Housing Permits Surge to Post-Recession High
...traffic.” The increase in buyer demand is also being driven by lower mortgage rates, which has been helping to lift the pace of single-family permits since April, adds Robert Dietz, the NAHB......

Regulators approve biggest bank marriage since the 2008 financial crisis
...s sixth-largest commercial bank. The approval by the Federal Reserve and the FDIC removes the final obstacle facing the -- a crisis that was worsened by the creation of mega banks. The deal......

3D-Printed Homes Quietly Gain Traction
...Though the practice is nascent, there are other companies pushing the 3D-printed housing market forward. In 2018, ICON claims to have built the first permitted 3D-printed house in the US in Austin......

Refinance rates decline for Wednesday
...Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated November 19, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

The South And West Lead The Way In Housing Construction
...in the market for newly-built single-family homes remains strong thanks to low mortgage rates and positive job growth. Home building jumped in October by 3.8%, the strongest pace since the beginning......

How to Make a Killing During the Biggest Housing Boom in History
...age right now. The largest generation in history is piling into the housing market... and hardly anyone believes it! Quicken Loans is America’s largest mortgage broker. Last month, it broke......

October home sales in Greater Hartford see welcome jump in prices
Home sale prices in Greater Hartford got a welcome bump up in October amid slower sales, and the outlook for the rest of the year also indicates slower home purchasing. The median sale price of a......

Southern California house prices rise as low rates boost sales
Southern California's recent surge in home sales and prices continued into October, marking the second straight month of year-over-year sales gains in all six counties. The median price of......

Home Depot’s Numbers Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean
...a welcome sign in light of all the increased nervousness about the housing market, tariffs and lumber prices. All of those factors could come into play next year, the company said, explaining......

Don't believe doom and gloom on Fannie, Freddie
...that, especially for rural, veterans’, and moderate-income families, who would see higher mortgage rates. Perhaps some in the MBS world thought days of easy money were potentially within reach......

New-home mortgage applications rise as sales reach seven-year high
...have increased for four straight months. These are promising signs for the housing market, as the rise in new and existing housing supply has led to slo......

Housing starts increased along with permits in October
...The starts data are in line with recent reports that indicate the housing market is improving. Lower mortgage rates are luring homebuyers who may have been on the fence, boosting optimism among......

Q&A: Partnering Our Way Out of the Affordable Housing Crisis
...2020 Bring a Housing Bubble? How would you describe NYC’s affordable housing market today? Kahn: Like most—if not all—other major metropolitan areas across the county, the affordable housing......

Warren calls out Blackstone for 'shameless' profits from housing
...buying single-family homes. "Though we are only a tiny percentage of the housing market, we are proud of our investments, which are helping address the housing shortage by adding high-quality......

Homebuilder Shares Tips For First Time Homebuyers
time home buyers. L Los Angeles Times via The housing market continues to grow this year. Low mortgage rates, job and wage growth are driving demand and enticing new players to get into the......

October New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 31.5 Percent Nov 19, 2019
...Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 31.5 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to......

Orange County task force calls for $160M affordable housing fund
...that dominate neighborhoods. "Part of the plan is to introduce into our housing market a different type of housing that has a lower price point," Demings said. The county has already removed......

Mortgage rates move lower for Tuesday
Multiple key mortgage rates sunk lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both tapered off. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the......