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Millennials Are Tapping Into Home Equity, But Not For Reasons You Might Think
years, 65%; affordability, 50%; a strong economy, 43%; and the current national housing market, 31%. Brendan Coughlin, president of consumer deposits and lending at Citizens Bank, outlined the......

Fairbnb: The Ethical Home Sharing Alternative That Wants To Undermine Mass Tourism
is suffered by the whole community. This impact is indeed related to housing market prices. It results in an increase of nuisance, less cohesive communities, the replacement of traditional stores......

Home sales come closer to matching potential: First American
The gap between potential and actual existing home sales is narrowing even though supply shortages still vex the market, according to First American’s latest report. Existing home sales as......

Mortgage delinquencies go against historical trends in February
with bolstered refinancing activity caused by the recently decreasing 30-year interest rates. Foreclosures continued to fade in February. Foreclosure starts decreased 13.49% from the year before......

Fed Says It’s Done Raising Rates for This Year
2.5 percent. The Fed’s rate is not directly tied to mortgage rates but often influences them. Many Fed officials at Wednesday’s meeting hinted that a single rate increase is likely for 2020 and......

Study: Generational Trends Sway Housing Markets
choosing modestly priced homes over mansions. “Millennials seem to be entering the housing market on their own terms, with relatively high incomes to support their investments,” the study notes......

Mortgage Apps Soar to Record High for Third Week
search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . March 21, 2019 Mortgage applications set a record for the third consecutive week as lower rates drew out more......

Average mortgage rates sustain their drop below last year's levels
continuing moderation in home prices and an imminent seasonal uptick in the housing market could help boost lenders' origination volume in the months ahead. "The combination of improving......

Morning Edition for March 20, 2019
is a property owner and builder in Paradise, Calif. He expects the housing market to eventually come back after the Camp Fire burned nearly 90 percent of the town to the ground. Marc Albert/North......

February home sales up across Wisconsin
February home sales and prices are up by double digits in La Crosse County compared to February 2018, and February sales set a record statewide, according to the report released by the......

New Hampshire Seacoast single-family home sales up 30%
Against a background of record low inventory, February sales of single-family homes in the Seacoast area bested last year's totals by 30%, according to statistics released by the Seacoast Board of......

Supreme Court ruling in foreclosure case is a win for lenders
Wednesday on the potential legal exposure faced by law firms that handle foreclosures on behalf of banks. The 9-0 ruling is likely to reduce the costs that mortgage servicers incur when foreclosing......

Survey: Consumers Bullish on Buying as Spring Kicks Off
and Market Experience Survey . © Westend61/ Why are Americans more upbeat? Lower mortgage rates and greater inventory may be driving more home shoppers this spring. “Inventory has......

2019 C/MF Policy Priorities
of the Regulations governing finance should be narrowly tailored and broad multifamily housing market is essential to families of construed based on their underlying public policy purposes modest......

A Luxury Vacation Ownership Option That Makes Sense
it makes good sense for a certain segment of the luxury vacation home buyer....

Economic downshift drops mortgage forecasts again: Fannie Mae
from a month ago. "We continue to expect another year of steady home sales in 2019," Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae, said in a press release. "While inventory has improved......

Even cool, Bay Area housing market is still hot
The San Jose housing market has cooled more than any other in the country — and it's still the hottest in the nation, according to a recent Zillow survey. The bidding wars and......

Vast Majority Think 2019 First Quarter is Good Time to Buy Home, says Realtor® Survey
buy a home, compared to 37 percent in 2018's fourth quarter. NAR's first quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey 1 also found that a majority of those polled, 53......

Mortgage application increase led by higher refinance volume
Mortgage applications increased last week but unlike the prior period, it was driven by refinance volume as interest rates fell to a one-year low, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association......

Twin Cities housing market gets even tighter as new listings lag
" he said. With rising rents pushing many renters into homeownership and mortgage rates near all-time lows, a house payment is often more affordable than renting. At the same time, the cost......

Why a Smart Business Strategy Includes the Triangle
What determined you to make this decision and how is the senior housing market performing in Raleigh-Durham?  Barker: The demographics for Raleigh-Durham are very strong for senior housing......

Mortgage applications set record for third week
20 percent down payment. That is the lowest rate since February 2018. "Mortgage rates declined once again last week, as concerns about the slowing global economy and status of Brexit continued......

Liberty Acquires NJ Industrial Buildings, Looking for More
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

More inventory, lower mortgage rates as 2019 homebuying season tilts toward buyers
home price growth at twice the rate of income growth and increasing mortgage rates. The situation isn’t expected to drastically change this year, but it’s getting better. Most experts predict......