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Here’s what you need to know before buying a fixer upper
...have a lot of extra cash on hand so she looked at foreclosures. She found an older home that had been virtually stripped to the bone, but that didn’t deter her. “You name it, (the previous......

Sales of previously owned homes rise to five-month high
...price increased 4.3% from a year earlier to $280,800. Declining mortgage rates, smaller annual home price gains and robust labor conditions are laying the ground for a pickup in sales in the......

Consumers Shelled Out $1 Billion In Monthly Bank Maintenance Fees Last Year
...whether its maintenance or overdraft charges. These banks own 61% of all FDIC insured deposits in the country and require at least $1,500 in a basic checking account to waive the monthly fee......

For Overachieving Home Depot And Lowe’s The Fight Is On
...potential problems – tariff impacts, lumber pricing and potential hits to the housing market – the overall story was about as positive as one could expect in these uncertain economic times. For......

Mortgage applications drop as refis level off and purchases drag
...the market, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Aug. 16 found that the refinance index increased 0.4% from the previous......

Luxury homebuilder's woes show mounting slowdown fears
...News The results underscore a shift taking place in the U.S. housing market. The return of low mortgage rates is heating up competition for starter homes and fueling steep price gains in......

Best jumbo CD rates in August 2019
...buying a jumbo CD that is insured through a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank or a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) institution. Also, make sure that the CD is within insurance......

US home sales rose 2.5% in July despite concerns of affordability
WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday homes sold last......

Consumer Still Reigns As Target, Lowe's Both Exceed Earnings Expectations
...expectations. Forward P/E ratios for many companies remain high. Open House: Existing home sales for July are out this morning, one day after Home Depot (HD) delivered strong earnings. Remember......

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Aug 21, 2019
) -  Mortgage applications decreased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

Is a recession coming? Here's how to tell
...employer, both at auto plants and car dealerships. And a slowdown in home sales can curb spending on all manner of other items, from furniture to appliances to paint and carpets. "Housing run......

Losing Interest In Danish Bank Deposits As Krone Balances Crumble
...risks stemming from the large exposure of the banking sector to the housing market and the broader economy . GDP in Denmark expanded 1.90% in the first quarter of 2019 over the same quarter......

July home sales up 4.5%, median price hits $283,700 in Twin Cities
A healthy gain in home sales in the Twin Cities metro last month helped push prices to a new high. During July there was a 4.5% increase in closings with the median price of......

Refinance rates tick lower for Wednesday
...Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated August 20, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

Tax cuts are back on the agenda. They're not a done deal
...the close. Also today: National Association of Realtors data on existing US home sales at 10 a.m. ET.Fed minutes for July at 2 p.m. ET. Coming tomorrow: Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) will announce......

Insurers dropped 350,000 California homeowners with wildfire risk
...obtain insurance can create a domino effect for the local economy, affecting home sales and property taxes," Lara said in a prepared statement. "This data should be a wake-up call for state and......

Existing-home sales met potential, but faced inventory constraints
...in a press release. "Existing-home sales make up approximately 90% of all home sales, which means existing homeowners must sell their homes in order for homes to be available for sale. Rising......

Why Nebraska is the best state to retire
...home value was nearly $74,000 less than the national median, the NAR data show. Kathy Stokebrand lives in a community outside of the Lincoln most of the year. The 81-year-old and her husband......

The Essentials Of Housing Economics: What Is The Measure That Matters?
...weather an economic storm.” The impact index included measures for housing (affordability, foreclosures, vacancies, subprime lending and building permits), health, measured in terms of insurance......

Home Depot is bracing for tariffs: Company cuts expectations as lumber prices slide
...company handily beat second quarter profit expectations with Americans capitalizing on falling mortgage rates. The average rate on the benchmark 30-year loan is hovering at 3.60%, its lowest......

Amazon HQ2 Price Surge Adds $200,000 To Local Home Prices
...code. Active listings for Crystal City market stats by ShowingTime Only 11 home sales took place in July (out of 13 active listings), which normally wouldn't be much to draw a trend from......

These are the best (and worst) times of year to sell a house
...months (May, June, July and August) make up 40 percent of annual home sales volume, with an average of 2.1 million purchase transactions taking place during this period, according to data from......

Amazon turns Northern Virginia into country's most competitive market
...hub, the e-commerce giant has helped make the area the most competitive housing market in the U.S. It's hardest for buyers to win a home in Alexandria and Arlington, cities near Washington......

Ginnie Mae and the politics of prepayments
...drop in yields on the 10-year Treasury note and with it 30-year mortgage rates. At the start of 2018, mortgage refinance transactions were about 10% of total volumes. Just eight months......

Single-Family Homebuilding Shows Slight Uptick
...says Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. Lower mortgage rates have been a hopeful sign for homebuilders and buyers in recent weeks. Builders have skewed toward......