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Winning: Mortgage Rates Look Good for Spring Buying Season Mortgage rates moved higher for the second week in a row, while also only posting the second increase this year. This makes mortgage rates very attractive for the upcoming spring home buying season, Read More...
March Home Prices Continue to Rise According to FNC’s Residential Price Index™ (RPI), U.S. home prices continued to rise at a brisk pace in March and up 0.9 percent nationwide. March’s increase follows a strong momentum in February that Read More...
Report Ranks Average Down Payment in 2014 at 14 Percent RealtyTrac® recently released a report analyzing purchase loan and sales data for single family homes and condos in 2014 in 386 counties nationwide which found that on average across all counties, Read More...
Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide The results of a recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showed that average fixed mortgage rates slightly down from the previous week with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipping just Read More...
Freddie Mac 2014 Third Quarter Refinance Report Freddie Mac recently released the results of its third quarter 2014 quarterly refinance analysis, showing the share of borrowers who are tapping their equity by cashing out at the time of refinance has doubled Read More...
Large Lenders Expect Credit Standards to Ease in Next Three Months By Katie Penote Large lenders’ expectations that underwriting standards will ease over the next three months coincide with overall lenders’ expected pullback in the demand Read More...
Fixed Mortgage Rates Edge Lower Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) showing average fixed mortgage rates following bond yields lower. Averaging 4.12 percent for the week, the 30-year fixed-rate Read More...
Home Sales Expected to Accelerate After a slow start this year, home sales are predicted to play catch up for the remainder of 2014, according to the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July. The report showed mixed data results for Read More...
More Than Half of States Show Improving Housing Markets Freddie Mac recently released its Multi-Indicator Market Index(SM) (MiMi(SM)) for February showing the U.S. housing market overall recovering at a slightly slower pace from the previous month. However, Read More...
Q: Can a Home Be Sold for Less Than Its Mortgage? A: Sometimes. But it is a complicated process and a lot will depend on the lender. This process is called a “short sale,” which occurs when a lender agrees to write off the portion of a mortgage Read More...
Borrowers Who Refinanced in 2013 Saving Over 21 Billion Dollars in Interest Payments over the Coming Year Freddie Mac released the results of its fourth quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage Read More...
Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed As Improving In September A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index Read More...
Refinance Cash-Out Share Increases; Remains Low Historically Freddie Mac recently released the results of its second quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage of near record low mortgage rates to Read More...
Q: Can a home be sold for less than its mortgage? A: Sometimes. But it is a complicated process and a lot will depend on the lender. This process is called a “short sale,” which occurs when a lender agrees to write off the portion of a mortgage Read More...
April Housing Scorecard: Progress as Values Rise and Sales Remain Strong The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard Read More...
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