Housing

Top 8 News Stories Affecting the Housing Market in 2017

The end of a year routinely results in a blizzard of stories predicting what the new year will bring, along with a review of what the current year has seen. ...
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Harvard Report Sees Slowdown in Growth of New Rental Housing

After a decade of surging growth, U.S. demand for rental housing has finally hit a soft spot. From annual growth of about 1 million units over the past seven years, ...
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Mortgage Loan Rate Changes Mixed, Applications Down Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in September on Hurricane Destruction

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.2% in September 2016 to 5% in September 2017. The foreclosure inventory rate ...
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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early — and Why to Do It

Most of us dream of the day that our home mortgage will be paid off and we'll have all that extra cash to spend on the things we have always ...
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Top 10 Housing Markets for 2018

With home prices continuing to rise at an annual clip of 6% or more, buying a home becomes an even more important decision for buyers. The last thing you want ...
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US Homeowner Equity Rises 11% Year Over Year in Q3: CoreLogic

Compared to the third quarter of 2016, homeowner equity in the third quarter of this year rose by $871 billion, an increase of 11.8%. The number of homeowners whose mortgages ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Choppy on Flynn News, Applications Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.7% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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CoreLogic October Home Price Index Soars 7% for Second Straight Month

U.S. home prices rose 7% in October compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic. The research firm had previously forecast a rise of 4.7%, more in ...
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Meghan Markle’s Toronto Bungalow Will Soon Be on the Market

Even if you don't follow closely the adventures of Britain's royal family, it's pretty hard to miss the news when one of the royals makes a life-changing decision. That's what ...
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4 Game-Changing Real Estate Trends for 2018

As 2017 winds down, we start looking ahead to the new year and what it may have in store for consumers and, in this case, home buyers. This year has ...
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October Pending Home Sales Jump on Sharp Rise in the South

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for the month of October. The pending home sales index rose 3.5% from ...
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Mortgage Loan Rate Movements Mixed, Applications Drop

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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September Home Prices Continue Higher: Case-Shiller

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index rose to a tenth consecutive record high in September, rising 6.2% year over year to a non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) index of 195.51. ...
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October New Home Sales Jump for Second Straight Month

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in October rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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