Low mortgage rates are propping up economy and propelling growth

The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 2.81 percent, a shave higher than last week’s historic low of 2.8 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Helping low-income homeowners overcome barriers to refinancing

With mortgage rates still at record-lows, refinancing continues to be a powerful tool to lighten the debt burden of most homeowners. Unfortunately, lower-income borrowers often hold back on striking a better deal and the housing industry may not recogn…

Mortgage purchases forecasted to set a record in 2021

The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday predicted that purchase origination volume would grow 8.5% year over year to a new record of $1.54 trillion in 2021.

How agents can take advantage of new business models in 2021

Adena Hefets of Divvy Homes and Sean Black of Knock talk about how their platforms help agents increase their addressable market during a Connect Now session.

Knock’s expansion plans on track with new Florida markets

Three Keller Williams offices in central Florida will become Knock-certified as alternative lending company continues push toward 11 markets before year’s end.

Beyond the headlines: 83% of consumers not worried about job loss

Looking for a little clarity on this week’s news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner digs into the numbers of the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Consumer sentiment is good.

Here are the hidden costs of homeselling you should disclose to clients

There are a lot of hidden costs that go into closing — and many sellers aren’t aware of them. That’s why it’s your job as the listing agent to educate them on what’s to come and keep the process running smoothly.

32 million missed mortgage, rent or student loan payments in September

The number of renters and homeowners able to make payments during the third quarter of 2020 improved slightly from the second quarter.

Notarize, Adobe partner to enhance digital closings

Adobe’s Sign platform will now offer remote online notarization at a time when digital closings are booming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foreclosure activity hits historic lows as filings drop 81%

Foreclosure filings dropped to a new low in the third quarter of 2020 to a number not seen since the first quarter of 2008.