Housing

Slightly Higher Mortgage-Loan Rates Reduce Number of Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Home-Builder Confidence Sags in June

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index (HMI) for June fell 2 points to an index score of 64. The May index had gained 3 points ...
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Plunging Mortgage Rates Could Drive Top Homebuilders Much Higher This Summer

Wall Street has watched with mixed emotions as interest rates have plunged to the lowest levels in years, and mortgage rates, which track government rates, are down to the lowest ...
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New Mortgage Loan Applications Soar on Lower Interest Rates

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 26.8% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Foreclosure Rates Remain at 20-Year Lows

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell to a 20-year low of 4% for the month of March, unchanged month over ...
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A House That Was Built Years Before the US Even Existed Is Now For Sale

A house in Medina, Ohio, has just gone on the market. At a price of $525,000, a new owner gets four bedrooms, two baths and a lot of just over ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Slide Below 4%, Lowest Level Since 2017

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 1.5% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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April Home Price Increases Remain Moderate

U.S. home prices rose 3.6% in April, compared with the same month a year ago, according to data from CoreLogic released Tuesday in the firm's Home Price Insights monthly report. ...
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April Pending Home Sales Worse Than Expected

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for the month of April. The pending home sales index dropped by 1.5% ...
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Lower Mortgage Loan Rates Fail to Attract Homeowners and Buyers

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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This Southern City Has the Most Homeless Students in America

A surprising number of the homeless in America are full-time students, mostly under the age of 18, forced to balance the difficulties of daily existence on the streets with the ...
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Home Price Increases at 7-Year Low

U.S. home prices are still rising, but the pace of growth has slowed again according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index (not seasonally adjusted) for March released ...
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April New Home Sales Drop Sharply

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that sales of new homes in April decreased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Lower Mortgage Loan Rates Boost Refinancing Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Sales of Existing Homes Fall Well Short of Estimates

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing-home sales in April dipped 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million from ...
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