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Foreclosure Rates Drop to Record 20-Year Lows

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell to a 19-year low of 4.0% for the month of February, unchanged month over ...
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Does Anybody Still Want to Live in Trump Tower?

One of the most famous buildings in New York City, thanks to its namesake, and once considered among the city’s premium residential and office high-rises, Trump Tower has become what ...
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Lower Interest Rates Make Mixed Moves, New Mortgage Applications Increase

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.7% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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March Home Price Index Increases Continue Slowing

U.S. home prices rose 3.7% in March compared with the same month a year ago, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday in the firm's Home Price Insights monthly report. The ...
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Lower Interest Rates Don’t Halt Decline in New Mortgage Loan Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 4.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Home Prices Rising More Slowly Than in Past 6 Years

U.S. home prices are still rising, but at the slowest pace since October of 2012, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index (not seasonally adjusted) for February ...
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ITB and XHB: 2 Top Homebuilder ETFs Different as Night and Day

The market for U.S. homes is driven by three principal engines: mortgage loan interest rates, home prices and available inventory. At the end of March 2019, all three were doing ...
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Mortgage Fraud Risk Rises for Ninth Consecutive Quarter

The national mortgage application fraud risk index rose from 151 to 152 quarter over quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to researchers at CoreLogic. In the first quarter ...
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Steadily Rising Interest Rates Stifle New Mortgage Loan Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 7.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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This Retirement Town Is the Fastest Growing City in America

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its data on the growth in the population of America's cities and counties. Only one city has grown over 30% over the period ...
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New Mortgage Loans Slide Again as Loan Rates Continue to Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.5% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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New Mortgage Loans Fall as Loan Rates Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 5.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Fewest Americans in 20 Years Losing Homes to Foreclosure

The share of home mortgage loan payments that are 30 days or more past due fell to a 20-year low of 4.0% in January, down from 4.1% in December and ...
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Why Did It Take Rapper 50 Cent 12 Years To Sell His Mansion?

People often wait months, or even years to sell their homes. Rapper 50 Cent likely did not set a record for the time it took his 52,000 square foot mansion ...
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New Mortgages Soar as Loan Rates Tumble to 15-Month Lows

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 18.6% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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