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Can Your Home Help You Live Longer?
...that brings wellness features to buyers is an alluring amenity in the housing market. Some developers are even advertising that their homes may capable of extending your life. Some homeowners......

A Home That Can Make You Live Longer?
...that brings wellness features to buyers is an alluring amenity in the housing market. Some developers are even advertising that their homes may capable of extending your life. Some homeowners......

Fed Calls Housing the Bright Spot in Economy
...October 16, 2019 The economy shows signs of sluggishness, but not the housing market, according to a new report released this week from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Consumer spending......

Even Move-Up Buyers Face Fraught House Hunts
Low mortgage rates are drawing out more home buyers who want to take advantage of the decrease in borrowing costs, but they’re increasingly growing frustrated as the selection of properties narrows......

Homebuilder sentiment climbs to highest since February 2018
...sales and the demand outlook. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose 3 points to 71 in October, marking the fourth straight advance and exceeding all......

Mortgage applications increase in spite of interest rate volatility
Mortgage applications increased 0.5% from one week earlier, although interest rate instability affected consumers' ability to get the best price for their loan, according to the Mortgage Bankers......

Colorado Springs' housing market still strong
...the latest report by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors: — Local home sales totaled 1,394 in September, a 9.5% jump over the same month last year. Through the first three quarters of the......

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Oct 16, 2019
) - Mortgage applications increased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

Big Isle housing mixed; Kauai prices, sales drop
Hawaii island's housing market turned in mixed results in September but the results were worse on Kauai where sales and prices fell for both single-family homes and condominiums. On Hawaii......

Mortgage rates higher for Wednesday
Several key mortgage rates floated higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both cruised higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile......

Buying your first home? Here are 5 tips
With rents rising in many U.S. cities and mortgage rates near historic lows, it’s an enticing time for first-time homebuyers. After all, why pay more to the landlord when you can build equity......

These 7% Dividends Have Never Lost Money
...a risk of losing it if the bank goes under and the FDIC collapses. The better question to ask is how likely are you to lose money with CEFs? And here’s where the data tells us there’s nothing......

Never Underestimate Institutional Myopia
...aren’t overleveraged and low-interest rates are a spending stimulus. Unprecedented how mortgage rates sustain housing demand. Inventories, capital spending and our exports - all volatile sectors......

Colorado vacation homes still on a Rocky Mountain high
...Jackson, Summit, Grand and Eagle counties are vacation properties, according to the NAR. Only three other counties are more concentrated when it comes to vacation properties than those five......

Four Reasons Now Is The Time To Invest In Rental Property Ownership
...been very few times in history when we’ve seen 30-year fixed mortgage rates hovering around 3.7% and 15-year mortgage rates slightly above 3%. This makes the math of buying a rental property......

Spokane County home sales increase in September
Home sales registered their first year-over-year increase in September for the first time since 2018, as sales picked up toward the end of the prime buying season. Home sales were up......

Should your real estate agent give you referrals when you're buying or selling a home?
In the pressure cooker of home sales, it may seem easier to pick a real estate professional with a referral network of other pros you’ll need. But it's smarter to shop around. Michael Windle......

Four Things To Consider Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
...total amount of money you borrowed) plus any third-party costs such as title insurance, settlement fees, appraisals and taxes. Some lenders, including my company, will offer loan programs with......

Mortgage rates move upward for Tuesday
Multiple key mortgage rates floated higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended upward. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages......

Finding Opportunities in Miami’s Multifamily Market
...many would-be first-time homebuyers and those who lost their homes during the housing market collapse of 2008. At the same time, more people across the age and income spectrum—from Millennials......

Black households can afford just 25% of homes for sale
...based on the median incomes of white and black households and average mortgage rates of 3.35% in 2012 and 4.54% in 2018. The real estate firm assumed homebuyers make a 20% down payment, though......

How Much Public Transit Adds to Home Values
...communities more desirable places to live, work, and raise a family,” said NAR 2019 First Vice President Charlie Oppler. He spoke at a joint press conference Monday alongside N......

Citibank Fined $30M for Slow Foreclosure Processes
...from potential buyers. OCC is accusing Citibank of holding onto hundreds of foreclosures for longer than the maximum five-year allowance. “The OCC found the bank engaged in repeated violations......

Top 7 Markets for Investors
...study notes. Realtor.com®’s rankings factor in the number of investment home sales in the 100 largest metro areas. The following markets topped their......

Experts: Don’t Blame Housing If Recession Hits
...in the real estate sector. In fact, it’s the opposite: The housing market has gotten a boost this fall, with more robust existing-home sales and an uptick in new-home construction. Buyers......