Housing

2017 Q4 Mortgage Fraud Risk Rises Slightly

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 135 in the third quarter of 2017 to 138 in the fourth quarter, according to researchers at CoreLogic. In the fourth ...
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December Housing Starts Stumble, but 2017 Posts 10-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in December fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192 ...
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Homebuilder Confidence Remains Strong in January

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index (HMI) for January dipped to 72, down two points from an 18-year high of 74 in December. Economists polled ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Rose Sharply Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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5 Reasons Now Is a Good Time to Sell Your House

The seller's market for homes is expected to continue at least through the first half of 2018 and may extend beyond that if the homes-for-sale inventory doesn't improve. Home price ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Going Up, Applications Higher Too

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 8.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Mortgage Delinquencies Decline in October as Hurricane Damage Fades

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell from 5.2% in October 2016 to 5.1% in October 2017. The foreclosure inventory rate ...
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Albany Is Best City for People Who Don’t Like Bed Bugs

Orkin is out with its annual list of cities ranked by bed bug infestation, at least based on data about where the company performs the most commercial and residential treatment. ...
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3 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

In September of 2017, the average price of a U.S. home reached parity with the price in the summer of 2006, just before the housing market began its collapse. It's ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Dipped Last Week, Applications Down 3%

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.8% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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CoreLogic November Home Price Index Soars 7% for Third Straight Month

U.S. home prices rose 7% again in November compared with the same month a year ago, according to research firm CoreLogic. The firm had previously forecast a rise of 4.2%, ...
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November Pending Home Sales Inch Higher

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Wednesday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for the month of November. The pending home sales index inched up 0.2% ...
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Mortgage Loan Credit Risk Up Slightly in Q3

Mortgage loans originated in the third quarter of 2017 were slightly riskier than new loans made in the same period last year. The data were released Tuesday morning by property ...
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November New Home Sales Soar for Third Straight Month

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in November rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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November Existing Home Sales Up Nearly 6%, Inventory Sinks

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in November jumped by 5.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 ...
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