CoreLogic: April Home Prices Rise 6.7 percent

April home prices rose 1.2 percent month-over-month and 6.7 percent year-over-year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™. Home prices are projected to rise 0.2 percent from April to May, and 5.3 percent from April 2018 to April 2019. Additionally, of the 100 largest markets, 40 percent are overvalued, or have […]

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2019 to Bring Change in Market Momentum

Although demand’s exploding and home prices are rising swiftly, analysts are anticipating a market moderation in the next year. According to new projections, the fluctuation is forecasted to start in 2019. Analysts at Freddie Mac are anticipating appreciation will decelerate to 3.1 percent in 2019, with home sales to soften at a 2 percent growth […]

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Fraud and Misrepresentation Still a Challenge in Home Loan Applications

Depending on the financial situation of a buyer, the lending process—as well as underwriting—can be a lengthy one. While underwriting is a thorough practice that carefully assesses a buyer’s ability to repay a large sum of money, loan applications are still open to the possibility of defects, fraud and misrepresentation—and many market factors, such as […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Realtor.com: Early Signs of a Slowdown

Home prices and sales are at their speediest yet, but there are indicators of tempering, according to data from realtor.com®. In May, listings were at a median $297,000, which is 2 percent higher than in April and 8 percent higher than in May 2017. Annual growth, however, lost steam; in February, home prices were up […]

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With Global Goings-On, Mortgage Rates Withdraw

After hitting a record not seen since 2011, the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate this week withdrew, down to 4.56 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage and average five-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rates slipped, as well, down to 4.06 percent and 3.80 percent, respectively. […]

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With Global Goings-On, Mortgage Rates Withdraw

After hitting a record not seen since 2011, the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate this week withdrew, down to 4.56 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage and average five-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rates slipped, as well, down to 4.06 percent and 3.80 percent, respectively. […]

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Dodd-Frank Reform Could Make It Easier to Get a Mortgage

(TNS)—It should be easier for you to get a mortgage now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation that will lift lending restrictions on community banks. Congress on Tuesday voted in favor of rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules, and Trump signed it Thursday. The reforms will ease some of the mortgage laws from the Dodd-Frank […]

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Dodd-Frank Reform Could Make It Easier to Get a Mortgage

(TNS)—It should be easier for you to get a mortgage now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation that will lift lending restrictions on community banks. Congress on Tuesday voted in favor of rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules, and Trump signed it Thursday. The reforms will ease some of the mortgage laws from the Dodd-Frank […]

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