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20 Cities With the Most Severe Housing Shortages
...There are areas of the country that exemplify the problem and support NAR's urgent call. DeedClaim, an online deed preparation service, analyzed the 50 largest metros to identify the markets......

7 Most Affordable Lake Towns
...distance or can work from home, just move to the lake full-time.” Home sales in the 33 lake towns his brokerage services have climbed by 50% over the past year, Phillips added. Realtor.com®......

Foreclosure Ban Nears End; White House Vows More Aid
...release that it believes the additional payment reduction will result in fewer foreclosures. Pandemic-related forbearance moratoriums have allowed some homeowners to defer their mortgage payments......

It’s Time For The CFPB To Empower Consumers With Their Data
...data portability. Similarly, in early 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s ( FDIC) inspector general expressed concerns about unsupervised logins in attempts to get customer bank......

What is a checking account?
...Look for banks that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) or credit unions that are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) . Benefits of checking......

CD vs. saving account: Which should you choose?
...be safe. Look for banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and credit unions insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) . This coverage will protect......

Markets Are Expensive, But Some Stocks Aren’t
...space for a home office. In the past four months or so, new home sales have cooled. Mostly likely, it’s because home prices have risen fast, pricing some buyers out of the market. The way......

U.S. new-home sales unexpectedly fall to lowest since April 2020
...on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales jumped 8% in May compared with April, highest level of sales activity for May since 2005. Photographer:......

Earnings Palooza: Week Includes More Than One-Third Of S&P 500 Earnings, Fed Meeting
...that the Fed has said it watches closely as an inflation indicator. New home sales for June are due later this morning, and Thursday morning brings the government’s first estimate of Q2 gross......

South Florida's Real Estate Market is Hot. But Are Developers Ignoring Its Affordable Housing Crisis?
As the housing market in South Florida boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost of housing and the gap in renters......

Venmo Vs. PayPal: Which To Use And When
...earlier than your usual payday. Your Venmo balance is eligible for pass-through FDIC insurance through Venmo’s partner banks, Wells Fargo Bank and The Bancorp Bank, but only if you’ve purchased......

Today's mortgage rates for July 26, 2021: Rates decrease
Today a couple of important mortgage rates tailed off. Here's how that can affect your mortgage plans. A variety of major mortgage rates sunk lower today. The average interest rates for......

Today’s refi rates decline – July 26, 2021
Senior mortgage reporter Jeff Ostrowski covers mortgages and the housing market. Before joining Bankrate in 2020, he wrote about real estate and the economy for the Palm Beach Post and the......

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates, July 26, 2021 – Rates down
National mortgage rates trended lower across all terms from a week ago. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans all receded. Rates last updated on July 26, 2021......

What Slowdown? Freddie Mac Expects Housing Market to Remain Strong For 2021
...that the frenzy in the home sales market is showing signs of abating, but a......

Nonbank lenders balk at Ginnie Mae capital plan
...experts suggest there should be coordination between the different overseers of the housing market. “One of the big issues here is coordination between Ginnie and FHFA,” said Mills. “Parts......

Should I pay off my mortgage early?
...says Richard Bowen, CPA and owner of Bowen Accounting in Bakersfield, California. Mortgage rates are lower than they’ve been in recent years, so if paying off your mortgage early leads to a......

Calendar: What’s driving mortgage rates the week of July 26-30
...does not include information about every financial or credit product or service. Mortgage rates are notoriously difficult to predict. They rise and fall based on market sentiment, headlines......

Preview of the Fed meeting: 3 things to watch as officials eye pandemic inflection point
...up a big policy change that could go as far as lifting mortgage rates or yields on certain savings products. The question, however, is how to do it and when — particularly as Wall Street frets......

The Walmarts Of Wall Street Are Cashing In On Crypto, Here’s What Investors Need To Know
...for flow for options orders and that one of its units (presumably Fidelity’s National Financial Services, or NFS) acts as a principal and makes money matching retail flow against institutional......

President Biden And The Federal Government Want To Know How You’re Competing
...Agriculture, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Banking Agencies (Federal Reserve, FDIC and others), Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department......

Growth Will Slow Faster Than Expected...Says The Data
...June is looking very soft.  Buying Intentions Both New and Existing Home Sales fell as the quarter progressed (blame high prices!). In addition, new auto sales were weak (blame the semiconductor......