FHA 2020 Loan Limits Set

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by admin

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Brian D. Montgomery has announced the loan limits for FHA forward mortgages in 2020.  The limits are based on..

Conforming Loan Limit Increased to $510,400

Posted on November 26th, 2019 by admin

The conforming loan limit for most of the U.S. will, quite predictably, move higher on January 1. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on..

Fed cuts interest rates, signals holding pattern for now

Posted on September 19th, 2019 by admin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates again on Wednesday to help sustain a record-long economic expansion but signaled a higher..

People who bought homes in the past 2 years could see ‘significant’ savings by refinancing now

Posted on September 4th, 2019 by admin

Home loan rates are down about 1.25% from their 2018 peak, “which can translate to $2,200 a year in savings on a $250,000 mortgage,”..

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..

Seattle Real Estate in July: Sales up 1.3% YoY, Inventory up 45% YoY from Low Levels

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by admin

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Northwest MLS brokers report mixed activity during July, as volume of closed sales reaches 12-month high July provided mixed..

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..

This state is home to the best cities for renters

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by admin

Scottsdale, Arizona, is the top city for households who want to rent, largely due to its quality of life, according to an analysis by..

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