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With coronavirus constraining supply, home prices are up
...annual price growth below 6%. That streak could end this summer if mortgage rates hover at historic lows , stay-at-home orders lift and housing inventory remains constrained. "Tight supply......

Are Dallas home prices headed lower?
...low inventory of homes for sale, coupled with homebuyers' spur of record-low mortgage rates, will likely continue to support home price growth during the spring," Frank Nothaft, chief economist......

Best no-penalty CD rates for June 2020
...are safe if they are either at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank or at a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) credit union and within insurance guidelines and limits. Both......

Looking To Invest In Rent-Stabilized Real Estate? Weigh the Risks And Rewards
...Q1 does not significantly show the effects yet of Covid-19 on the housing market. In New York City, multifamily transactions are generally a mix of free market and rent-stabilized units, and......

Want To Help Residents? Just Reduce Property Taxes! No Strikes Needed.
...In essence this argument goes by allowing the looting of the rental housing market the tax relief is inevitable. That depends on the state, however, and how property taxes are levied. In Washington......

Survey: Buyers, Sellers Are Eager For The Return Of Open Houses
...progress and we are earnestly hoping the worst is behind us,” said NAR’s president, Vince Malta, adding: “While we celebrate homeownership month, we embrace today’s version of homeownership and......

Spokane housing market remains competitive and favors the seller
...Force Base several years ago. The couple was aware of Spokane's housing market dynamics: low inventory, rising prices and high demand. But they didn't expect to overcome an additional hurdle......

Current Refinance Rates, June 2, 2020 | Rates drop off
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

Mortgage Interest Rates Today, June 2, 2020 | Rates fall
karamysh/Shutterstock Several key mortgage rates ticked downward today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

Small banks and small businesses turned out to be a good combination when it came to PPP loans
...and only seven percent of branches belong to community banks, according to FDIC data. That reliance on big banks appeared to have stark consequences in the first PPP round. Nevada received......

From Jobs To Homeownership, Protests Put Spotlight On Economic Divide
...rate. "It tells us that there's racism baked in to the housing market," said Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property......

How to open a certificate of deposit (CD)
...Corp. bank. You can bank with peace of mind because deposits in FDIC banks are insured up to $250,000 per customer. If the bank fails, you will get your money back within the insurance guidelines......

MBA Welcomes Michael Briggs as Senior Vice President and General Counsel
...and General Counsel. Briggs joins MBA from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he most recently served as Assistant General Counsel for the Consumer Law Section. "Michael......

Mortgage sector off to worst start since 2013 despite Fed help
...s excess return dropped 0.73%. By July of that year, 30-year mortgage rates had increased to 4.51% from 3.59%. That reaction highlights that any sector supported by a central bank, by necessity......

Cincinnati area home sales drop from 2019, but market is healthy
Home sales in April stayed healthy despite the Ohio stay-at-home order, but dropped by double digits compared to a year before at the same time, according to the most recent data......

Mortgage rates should remain near record lows for June
The Federal Reserve's actions should keep interest rates down and bring home sales back in June, according to NerdWallet. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.37% in May after an average......

Twin Cities homebuilding hit hard in May
...time when house prices keep rising. The median price of all closed home sales during April broke $300,000 for the first time ever in the Twin Cities, according to Minneapolis Area Realtors......

Refi Rates Today, June 1, 2020 | Rates retreat
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

Current Mortgage Rates, June 1, 2020 | Rates trend down
Bernadette Gatsby/Unsplash Multiple key mortgage rates sunk lower today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both tapered off. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate......

There’s Still a Struggle Ahead But Signs Emerge that the Economy is Reawakening
...beginning to reawaken, citing truck loads, mortgage applications, new business applications......

8 best long-term investments in June 2020
...matures. It’s about as safe an investment as exists, and the FDIC can guarantee your account at any individual insured institution up to $250,000 per depositor. The real risk on an IRA CD is......

7 best short-term investments in June 2020
...and to set one up . Risk: Savings accounts are insured by the FDIC at banks and by the NCUA at credit unions, so you won’t lose money. There’s not really a risk to these accounts in the short......

Best robo-advisers in June 2020
...investing, your returns aren’t guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) , so you can lose money. However, money that your robo-adviser puts in a cash account is typically......

Good News! The Re-Opening
...improvement (was 132.6 in February); Housing: Markets got excited by the “New Home Sales” data for April (623k), which was ever so slightly better than March (619k). The consensus was for a......

Is there a June rent freeze, and can landlords evict tenants? Laws, late fees and what to do
...US Department of Housing and Urban Development's suspension of evictions and foreclosures. But it isn't always clear which laws apply to you and which don't -- or which ones an unscrupulous landlord......