Top 10 Features Millennials Want—and Don’t Want

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by admin

At least four out of five millennial buyers prefer laundry rooms, hardwood front exteriors, patios and garage storage.  Conversely, they give a thumbs down..

The 10 major U.S. cities where housing costs have increased the most

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by admin

If you want to live in a big city but have a tight budget, you may want to avoid places such as Miami and..

Millennials drive mortgage refinance boom, and lenders are scrambling

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by admin

KEY POINTS Refinance applications were up a stunning 116% this week compared with a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. That has..

Home Purchase Sentiment Hits Record High

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by admin

There was an unusually large bump in Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) in July.  The company said strong positive responses to questions..

Lower Interest Rates: What They Mean for Housing and the Economy

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by admin

Recent jolts to the economy stemming in part from an intensified trade war with China have worried markets and resulted in a significant decline..

Latest 2019-2021 Predictions: Home Sales & Prices, Mortgage Rates & Loan Volume

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by admin

Last week, our friends at the MBA released their latest predictions on home sales, home prices, mortgage rates, and mortgage volumes. Rates dropping this..

More Homebuyers are Having Success with Contingent Offers, Even as the Market Heats Back Up

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by admin

Home-sale, financing, and inspection contingencies are all on the rise from a year ago. Although the housing market is beginning to heat back up this..

It’s no longer a question of if the Fed will cut interest rates, but when

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by admin

KEY POINTS The surprisingly weak jobs report for May, with just 75,000 jobs created, shows that the resilient job market is now being hit..

Nearly Half of Prospective Buyers Are Actively House Hunting

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by admin

Many people start thinking about a home purchase well in advance of actually engaging in the process of finding a home. In a national..

22% of Home Buyers Expect House Search to Get Easier Soon

Posted on May 24th, 2019 by admin

In the first quarter of 2019, adults planning a home purchase (i.e. prospective buyers) were asked about their expectations for housing availability in the..

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