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Mortgage rate deals for week ending April 16, 2021: Top offers from lenders
...so without shopping around first — get at least three bids. Compare mortgage rates in your area now . Average clicked on rate for purchase loans The average rate clicked on by Bankrate readers......

Marijuana Biz Fueling Real Estate Demand
...estate,” says Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral insights for NAR. “As the marijuana laws continue to evolve, REALTORS® have witnessed increased demand for commercial......

Some States Will Pay Home Buyers' Student Loans
...the purchase of the home. No partial payments are allowed. If the home buyer owes more than $40,000, borrowers must pay off the remaining balance themselves. The goal is to help the young homeowner......

The US is 3.8 Million Homes Short
The U.S. housing market needs nearly 4 million single-family homes to meet the nation’s demand, according to a new analysis from Freddie Mac. The 3.8 million shortfall marks a 52% increase......

CoStar Inches Further Into Residential Market
...also supports more than 500,000 residential agents and brokers in the home sales process. CoStar plans to combine Homes.com with another one of its recent purchases, Homesnap, which is a marketing......

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, April 16, 2021
...housing inventory shortage has been pushing up prices, but also holding back home sales. In nearly every market, 20% more inventory means 20% more home sales. Today's news on the new home construction......

School of Multifamily Property Inspections: February 2022: Online
...Inspection: The Inspection Process Environmental Issues Assisted Living and Senior Housing Affordable Housing Market Matters Property Rating Systems: Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac The Physical Asset......

Inflation is coming, the question is when
...and Covid-19 vaccines. Retail sales went through the roof in March; the housing market roared back to life and the number of people filing for unemployment claims plunged last week. And all of......

14 bizarre scholarships to consider
...homeownership. For 2021, the essay topic is the impact of COVID-19 on foreclosures in the U.S. housing market. The essay must be 800 to 2,000 words long. Amount: $2,500 for the first prize......

Marijuana Spurs Real Estate Demand
...estate,” says Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral insights for NAR. “As the marijuana laws continue to evolve, REALTORS® have witnessed increased demand for commercial......

Mortgage Rates Near 3% Again
...The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.04% this week, Freddie mac reports. Mortgage rates are still below a year ago and remain at historical lows, which has proven a boon for the housing......

The threat of inflation may be diminished, but investors are still on high alert
...and Covid-19 vaccines. Retail sales went through the roof in March; the housing market roared back to life and the number of people filing for unemployment claims plunged last week. And all of......

Today’s refi rates retreat : April 16, 2021
...to compare today’s rates? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace average......

Mortgage and Refinance Rates Today, April 16, 2021 – Most rates fall
Mortgage rates were mostly down compared to a week ago. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo loans declined, while rates for adjustable rate mortgages rose. Rates accurate as of......

Selling Your House Might Be Easy, But You Should Still Heed This Advice from Experts
Home sellers have a royal flush in today’s housing market. Inventory is low, home prices are rising and buyer appetite is ravenous. Sellers can essentially plant a for-sale sign in their lawn......

Fannie Mae ups origination estimate, citing stronger new-home data
...than last year’s rather than roughly equal. “Despite the recent increases, mortgage rates remain near historical lows, which we expect will help maintain strong housing demand in 2021,” Fannie......

What women on the Top Producers list plan to prioritize this year
...and you won’t see a housing crash , even if there are foreclosures on the horizon, ” predicted Lizy Hoeffer, chief experience officer at CrossCountry Mortgage, who plans to leverage automated......

Housing starts soar after winter-related setback
...both strong housing demand during the pandemic and inclement winter weather. While home sales have softened since October, they are still above pre-pandemic levels, indicating that construction......

Stocks Keep Scaling Records Amid Bumper Bank Earnings, Data, Lower Treasury Yields
...later that morning, the market is scheduled to get data on existing home sales in March. And new home sales data are scheduled for release the following morning. The supply of existing homes......

Here are today's mortgage rates on April 16, 2021: Rates decrease
Today a couple of major mortgage rates slid lower. See how that could affect your mortgage payments. A variety of key mortgage rates slumped today. The average interest rates for both 15-year......

Top 10 mortgage lenders of 2020
...not include information about every financial or credit product or service. Super-low mortgage rates during the coronavirus pandemic spurred a surge of mortgage borrowing. But a banner year......

What is a mortgage interest rate?
...t include credit report or appraisal fees, for instance. What are current mortgage rates?   Currently, the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 3.120%, according to Bankrate’s latest lender......

Strong Outlook for Luxury Condos, Co-Living in 2021
...office spaces are up 112 percent, a harbinger of a stronger urban housing market to come. Larger companies in Silicon Valley & the Bay Area are also starting to reopen, including both Uber and......

Median Home Listing Prices Hit Historic High Of $370,000 According To Realtor.com
...increase to a median listing price of $420,000. “I think as mortgage rates creep up as well as home prices, we will see the number of people who can qualify for mortgages dwindling,” Ratiu......

New-home apps jump in March as housing market revs up
New-home purchase application volume jumped in March, as buyers continue to fight tooth and nail for the scant inventory on the market. Those applications jumped 12% from February and 7%......