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Foreclosure Starts Increase in October Foreclosure starts rose in October, according to the recent RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for October 2015, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and Read More...
7 Common Closing Costs to Consider When Purchasing a Home By Keith Loria Purchasing a home is an expensive proposition, but for many buyers, the realization that a host of closing costs need to be paid before the sale can go through is often a concern Read More...
Paying Points May Save Money in the Long Run, but is It Right for You? When it comes to mortgages, choosing the right one is instrumental to successfully achieving the American Dream of homeownership. And for many buyers in today’s market, taking Read More...
In Top Metro Areas, a Relationship Is Found between Income and Home Values In a recent study , NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at two of those statistics; the median Read More...
Mortgage Rates Dip to Start 2014 Mortgage rates pulled back, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate retreating to 4.64 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.34 discount Read More...
Rates on New Home Loans Join Downward Trend On Christmas Eve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported a 10 basis point decline in mortgage interest rates for the month of November. Data from FHFA’s Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) Read More...
Some Serious Advice on Paying Down Mortgages Faster By John Voket There is no better gift to give yourself this holiday season and in the New Year, than your own home - preferably owned outright. So with the hope of getting consumers free and clear of Read More...
Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop to Four Month Low Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates hitting their lowest levels since this summer amid market speculation that Read More...
Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports Show Even Hardest Hit Areas Recovering Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary Read More...
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Read More...
Study Reveals Americans' Rising Faith in Housing Market Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) say they feel more comfortable purchasing a home today than at any other time in the past five years, according to results of a recent survey by Mayflower. Read More...
7 Steps to Simplify House Hunting House hunting is a complicated process. From finding the right home, to locking down a mortgage rate you can afford, it is a process that requires an attention to detail and a well-thought-out plan. Below are seven steps Read More...
Fiscal Cliff Avoided: What It Means for Housing and Home Builders The fiscal cliff, an economically damaging set of tax hikes and spending reductions scheduled to begin in 2013, has been avoided (for now) and that is good news for housing in the short-run. Read More...
Choosing the Mortgage That's Right for You Starts with Understanding the Options By Keith Loria When it comes to choosing a mortgage, it’s more important than ever for prospective buyers—or current owners looking to refinance—to Read More...
Home Prices Continued to Rise in August 2012 Data through August 2012, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices , a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed average home prices increased by 0.9 Read More...
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