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Refi market potential jumps 50% in two months

Feb 05, 2019 (0) comment

HOUSINGWIRE – A recent decline in interest rates has increased refinance incentive by 50% in two months as one million more homeowners could now benefit...

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Zillow prioritizing its own for-sale listings ahead of others

Feb 05, 2019 (0) comment

HOUSINGWIRE – Is Zillow putting its own home listings ahead of others? According to a new report, the real estate giant is doing just...

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This is what the housing market could look like in 2019

Dec 27, 2018 (0) comment

HOUSINGWIRE – In 2018, the housing market experienced its fair share of up and downs, attributed to many factors, including affordability and inventory concerns. But as the year...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates end 2018 on a good note

Dec 27, 2018 (0) comment

HOUSINGWIRE – After retreating for two consecutive months, mortgage rates will end the year lower, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According...

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CONVENTIONAL CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS ARE INCREASING

Nov 30, 2018 (0) comment

Loan limits adjust each year to reflect changes in average U.S. home prices. Between 2017 and 2018, home prices increased by an average of 6.9%. Therefore, the...

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Millennial Homebuyers Complete Purchase Loans Despite Rising Interest Rates, Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker Finds

Nov 19, 2018 (0) comment

EllieMae – Millennial homebuyers continued to close purchase loans in September 2018, despite interest rates rising to the highest point in the year, according to the...

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Weekly mortgage applications rise 1.6% as interest rates hit a 7-year high

Sep 19, 2018 (0) comment

CNBC – Interest rates for home loans appear to be climbing again, and that may in fact be what’s getting borrowers back to their brokers...

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Select U.S. cities see a home-inventory boost

Aug 18, 2018 (0) comment

Scotsman Guide – Several of the nation’s most expensive housing markets saw an uptick in listings in July, a sign that the housing-inventory crunch...

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices, New Listings Up in 2Q 2018

Aug 13, 2018 (0) comment

PR Newswire (press release) – ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Second-quarter 2018 saw increased sales, higher median prices and more new listings for Florida’s housing market,...

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Fannie Mae issues securities to support Libor alternative

Jul 30, 2018 (0) comment

National Mortgage News – Fannie Mae has issued securities supporting the transition away from the London interbank offered rate; something that could become more pressing … Read...

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