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The 2020 Housing Boom Is A Perilous Economic Signal
...delay consumption now? Some plainly aren’t, as evidenced by the booming housing market. We’re scarily seeing a repeat of the 1970s and 2000s when a falling dollar made housing the top asset......

Weekly Housing Market Monitor: What’s Happening in the Housing Market?
Every week, NAR Research releases the Weekly Housing Market Monitor , tracking the state of the housing market and related industries in this unprecedented time. Some highlights from the latest......

Mortgage and real estate news this week: Falling rates, refi rush
...measuring — but regardless of who you asked, you’d hear that mortgage rates were either at or near record lows this week. In Bankrate’s weekly survey, interest rates on the benchmark 30-year......

Mortgage fraudster Lee Farkas out of prison, serves 9 of 30-year bid
...in 2011 , while Colonial shuttered on Aug. 14 2009 and went under FDIC control. PwC was then found negligent in its audits of Colonial Bank and was forced to pay $625 million in damages. Farkas......

Bankers urge extension of CARES Act reg relief
...crisis-era program backstopping bank-issued debt and noninterest-bearing transaction deposits that exceed the FDIC's $250,000 limit. Troubled debt restructurings have been of particular concern......

Work-anywhere shift has wealthy tech crowd invading Lake Tahoe
...employment history in one analysis. The real estate market is sizzling, with home sales in South Lake Tahoe almost doubling over the summer compared with a year earlier, and rising prices making......

Cheap mortgages are flooding the bond market, creating higher-paying investments
Arctic-Images/ Plunging mortgage rates have led to an explosion of home sales in 2020, and lenders have been absolutely inundated with applications as would-be homeowners try to take advantage......

First-Time Buyers Rush to Lock in Low Mortgage Rates
...Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . September 18, 2020 © REALTOR® MAGAZINE Record low mortgage rates are drawing a new wave of first-time home buyers to the market......

Builders Ramp Up Construction to Meet High Demand
...Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders. Low mortgage rates are helping to offset the rising costs somewhat. “Historic traffic numbers have builders seeing......

Where Home Flippers’ Profits Are Rising the Most
...to house hunt within social distancing requirements.” About 6.7% of all home sales in the second quarter were single-family homes or condos that were flipped, down from 7.5% in the prior quarter......

Despite outbreak, Austin home prices hit record highs
...of Realtors said. In its latest report, the board said the Austin-area housing market continued to show strength, despite economic setbacks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Across the......

How To Cope If The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Stretched Your Finances To The Limit
...saving money. Retail spending is up. Low interest rates have sparked the housing market and the stock market has rebounded from its initial pandemic dive. But how does any of this make sense......

7 signs a bank isn’t the right one for you
...to provide you answers and resolve issues quickly. 6. It’s not FDIC or NCUA insured If your bank is not Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured , it’s time to go. The FDIC protects......

Hot Tampa Bay housing market leaves some buyers in the cold
For more than a year, Lexi Betances, 29, has scrolled on her phone nearly every night, hunting for the perfect house. Since June, she's ratcheted up her pursuit, and has rushed to see more than 30......

Current Mortgage Refinance Rates, September 18, 2020 | Rates dip
...see where rates are right now? 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......

Economic Forecast 2022-23: Recovery From The Pandemic Recession
...badly as in the spring. The V-shaped pattern is also reflected in home sales. Real estate professionals have done a great job of adapting to social distancing, enabling the buying and selling......

30-Year Interest Rates for September 18, 2020 | Rates slide
...a week ago, that’s $3.78 lower. View today’s daily mortgage rates article to understand how other purchase rates moved. 30-year fixed refi rates Today’s average refinance rate for a 30-year......

Current Mortgage Rates, September 18, 2020 | Rates fall
Several benchmark mortgage rates slid lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both were down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the......

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap
...the Great Recession in 2007-2008 — in particular then with the extensive foreclosures in communities of color and the loss of housing wealth." "You just pray" The pandemic forced Stanton......

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, September 17, 2020
Mortgage rates have stabilized near record lows but rates could fall even further this year. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up to an average of 2.87% this week from 2......

The Fed doesn’t directly set mortgage rates, but its near-zero policy is still good for borrowers
...What does the Fed’s commitment to low interest rates mean for mortgage rates, which aren’t set by the Fed? The short answer: It’s complicated, but rock-bottom rates from the Fed indicate continued......

What the Fed's Extended Low Rate Means for Mortgages
...not the rate consumers pay, and it doesn’t often directly influence mortgage rates, although it does often have an impact. The committee on Wednesday also announced that in order to keep credit......

Majority of Young Adults Are Now Living With Their Parents
...prior to the pandemic, which has been having an influence on the housing market. Because of it, the growth in new households has trailed population growth. Between February and July, the number......