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Everything we know about Samsung Money video - CNET
...higher than the national average. deposits will also be insured by the FDIC for up to $1.5 million. So far, it doesn't sound a lot different from a regular debit card that's issued by a traditional......

April 2020 Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that April’s pending home sales pace dropped 21.8% last month and fell 33.8% from a year ago. This......

3 REITs Poised For Post-Pandemic Growth
...often followed with a steep increase in housing prices.” So while, “The housing market is projected to see a steep sell-off in the second half of 2020”… and, “The medium-term trend of the......

A Booming Housing Market: Real Estate In These Cities Is Quickly Recovering
As mortgage applications, price appreciation and slowly growing new listings indicate that the national real estate industry is finally mending from the coronavirus, some housing markets are......

Remote home appraisal software options proliferate amid coronavirus
..." If mass appraisal information becomes readily available, it could make the housing market more efficient. Most borrowers need to line up the sale of their current home before buying their......

Mortgage Rates Hit New All-Time Low, But Rushing To Refinance Might Not Be Necessary
It was another record-breaking week for mortgage rates. According to the latest data from Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year loans bottomed out again, hitting a new all-time low of just 3.15%. That......

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Affordable Housing?
...Harris now leads Avanath’s acquisitions and strategic growth within the affordable housing market. In the interview below, he explains the reasons behind his optimism and shares his expectations......

30-Year Mortgage Rate Hits New Record Low
...Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Additionally, refinance activity remains elevated, and low mortgage rates have been accompanied by a $70,000 decline in average loan size of refinance borrowers......

Housing market has been surprisingly active during lockdown
...selling, which often makes builders like Pacesetter the best source of inventory. Mortgage rates are at record lows. And some house shoppers are saying if they have to be home more, it might......

Spike In Bidding Wars, Home Showings Demonstrates Fever Pitch In Buyer Demand
...are backed up by the continued increase in both the number of mortgage applications and the amount of money buyers wish to borrow. “Purchase applications increased 9 percent last week - the......

Oklahoma housing market slides through hazardous virus conditions
Homes sales in Oklahoma didn't hit the skids in April, just a patch of black ice, but everyone managed to keep it between the ditches. Like black ice, the effects of the coronavirus on housing were......

Austin housing market in good shape to bounce back from downturn
The Austin, Texas, area housing market had been on a 10-year roll before the coronavirus pandemic. Several market indicators nosedived as the effects began to be felt in the market in late March......

Philadelphia Multifamily Wrap-Up – May 2020
...Wolf signed an executive order placing a 60-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Check out our May list of Philadelphia must-knows: 1. LOAN – Lindy Property Management gets $76.7......

Today's Financial System Is Resilient -- But Are The Online Systems?
...They can’t withdraw money. Sometimes software glitches even cause accidental home foreclosures . For services this critical, these incidents are unacceptable. What can be done to prepare?......

Mortgage Interest Rates Today, May 29, 2020 | Important rate trends upward
Binyamin Mellish/stocksnap.io Mortgage rates moved in different directions today, but one key rate climbed. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moved higher, but the average rate......

Ask Bankrate: Questions about investing in real estate, tracking down stimulus and more
...taking a risk that rates will move higher? In the past, as mortgage rates fell, the answer was always clear: If you can save a chunk of change on monthly payments, refinance now . Don’t roll......

Low mortgage rates: Lender reveals how to find the best rates and fastest closings
...about every financial or credit product or service. Share this page Since mortgage rates plunged as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, lenders have been inundated with applications......

How to negotiate a home purchase in a seller’s market
...and when to stay. What today’s market looks like The current housing market seems to be stuck in amber, caught before COVID-19 swept the world. The same driving forces that were present before......

Investing in Student Housing Amid Market Volatility
...it comes to comparing student housing with the multifamily sector, the student housing market has consistently underperformed as a result of overbuilding and high competition. And now, due to......

Pending home sales index falls to lowest in records to 2001
...to a record low in April as coronavirus lockdowns thwarted prospective buyers. Pending home sales decreased 21.8% to a level of 69, the lowest in records back to 2001, after falling 20.8% in......

GSEs issue Libor-to-SOFR transition playbook
...these loans through the cash window. Instead, Freddie will start allowing SOFR-indexed mortgage applications to be underwritten through Loan Product Advisor on Oct. 1, and start purchasing......

Seller’s or Buyer’s Market? It’s Up for Debate
...all the makings of a very hot seller’s market. After all, home sales in May, June, and July traditionally tend to net 7% to 10% above market value, or an average of $17,000 to $25,000 more for......

Mall Of America Reopens, But Faces A Challenge Beyond its Control
...U.S. commercial real estate market is going to collapse like the housing market did in 2008. Telling CNBC in March that he believes there will be wholesale defaults on shopping malls and other......

NAR: Contract Signings Likely Won’t Go Any Lower
The COVID-19 pandemic hampered home sales contracts in April, but that will likely mark the low point in pending home sales for the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest......

Zombie Foreclosures Have Dropped Slightly Despite COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has not set off a wave of foreclosures, in large part because the government has put moratoriums on foreclosures and banks are offering mortgage forbearance options for......