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Seattle's proposed tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest
thriving economy and booming housing market, and is home to successful......

More Agents Find Value in Promoting Green
our clients, but also our communities.”  The report was released from NAR’s Sustainability Program to pinpoint sustainability issues in residential and commercial real estate markets and identify......

Inventory Plummets in Lower Price Points
Bargain hunters or those looking to break into the housing market may need to face the reality that finding a home for less than $250,000 is getting tougher and tougher. Homes priced under $100......

Home Sales Should Be Higher—But They’re Not
households, and delayed household formation. “The broader economic environment remains favorable for home sales,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. “But without new-home......

Mortgages, other loans get pricier as 10-year Treasury rate tops 3%
the past 30 years is 6.56%, according to Bankrate.com. “With mortgage rates still well below 5%, an increase may mean you buy a less expensive house, but it doesn’t price anyone out of the market......

A More Encompassing Look at Housing Affordability: REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score
housing affordability – is an important topic. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Affordability Index is a great way to understand how affordable the housing market is or isn......

Instant Reaction: Q1 Homeownership Rate and S&P/Case-Shiller
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s  S&P/Case-Shiller  release on February home prices: “There is no let-up to rising home prices. The Case-Shiller......

More homebuyers requesting tours, but way less are making offers
new listings to pick up in April and May," she said. Mortgage applications also rose slightly last week, suggesting homebuyers are preparing for the Spring buying season, according to the......

Home prices in 20 cities in February rise by most since mid-2014
wages, another hurdle for younger or first-time buyers looking to enter the housing market. Meanwhile, the ongoing price gains are translating into rising home equity for owners. "With expectations......

New home sales advanced to four-month high in March
to prior months that showed stronger first-quarter demand than previously estimated. Single-family home sales rose 4% month-over-month to a 694,000 annualized pace (well above an estimate......

Sales of new homes shot up 4% in March; sales in western US jump 28.3%
recent months. Nor have the gains been derailed so far by 30-year mortgage rates climbing to their highest averages since early 2014. Still, the solid sales growth for new homes also shows that......

Case-Shiller: Home shortage adds to price surge in February even as mortgage rates rise
does not account for inflation. After holding steady for the last month, mortgage rates began to climb again and are now at their highest level in four years. Prices are increasing more sharply......

Dallas-area home sales drop in many pricey neighborhoods
seeing a trend toward buyers purchasing smaller homes," Shipp said. "As mortgage rates are increasing they can't buy quite as much home as they could before." Newly built detached single-family......

Tech Disruption In Title Insurance Is A New Frontier -- Or Is It?
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12 cities where FHA loan denial rates are highest for minorities
approval data point to both progress and stubborn inequities in the American housing market," said Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas in a press release. "Black mortgage applicants are still......

Following the Path to Contemporary Senior Living
with Multi-Housing News about the demand, challenges and outlook of the senior housing market. What are the latest innovations in the senior housing sector (in connection to amenities, management......

Home Sales Overcome Inventory, Price Woes
Inventory shortages and pressing affordability issues didn’t suppress home sales activity in March. Total sales of existing homes, including single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops......

EU Rule Could Impact Your Business
need to do to be ready. The presenters will be Finley Maxson, NAR senior counsel, and Liz Sturrock, NAR vice president of information technology. They’ll be talking with Meg White, managing editor...

REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: March 2018 Highlights
2018 survey was sent to 50,000 REALTORS® who were selected from NAR’s 1.3 million members through simple random sampling and to 7,605 respondents in the previous three surveys who provided their......

Existing Home Sales Grew Slightly in March; Supply Shortage Continues
After two straight months of declines, existing home sales climbed 1.1 percent in March but it was a familiar story as low inventory and high prices kept sales activity to a level lower than......

Former ICE agent pleads guilty to fraud in GSE, SunTrust short sale
Office of Professional Responsibility also assisted in the investigation. In general, distressed home sales — including real estate owned sales, third-party foreclosure auction sales and short......

Existing-home sales rise as properties draw quick bids
higher-priced homes as well as condominiums and co-op units, according to the NAR. Even with the advance in sales, concerns about low inventory remain prominent, with the limited number of new......

Spring home-selling season starts slow in Portland area
The Portland area's housing market fell into in a familiar pattern in March, with strong demand undercut by a slim supply of homes on the market. The resulting competition drove prices higher......

Foreclosure hangover: How the 2008 crisis created a new class of renter
single-family homes make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. housing market, but they are vastly overlooked, unable to benefit from some protections enjoyed by tenants living in apartments......

Mortgage rates move upward for Monday
Multiple closely watched mortgage rates trended upward today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended upward. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages......