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Why Be Optimistic? Because Inflation-Fighting Isn’t The Fed’s Only Goal
...which high quality, well-funded financial institutions are ready to lend. Already the housing market dynamics are favorably adjusting, with prices coming off their peaks, buyers less willing......

Recession Watch: 'Very Concerning' Sign Of Serious Economic Slowdown Emerges As Stock Market Collapses
...Adam Crisafulli, founder of Vital Knowledge Media. "Sentiment is palpably horrible." Housing Market Existing home sales fell for the seventh straight month in August as rising interest rates......

How Long Do Recessions Last? When Are They Over?
...adjustable rates. Real estate prices were enjoying an unsustainable rally until the housing market bubble popped. Borrowers stopped paying on the mortgages they couldn’t afford. Because their......

Mortgage rate deals for week ending Sept. 24, 2022: Top offers from lenders
...offers — you can save thousands of dollars by comparison shopping. Compare mortgage rates in your area now. Average clicked on rate for purchase loans The average rate clicked on by Bankrate......

Housing, yen, supply chains vs. the Fed
...bank hikes. Like when interest rates go up, that means mortgage rates rise and the housing market slows. Also, the Japanese yen's slumping meant......

Lender-paid private mortgage insurance (LPMI): Is it a good idea?
...VA home loan guarantees are benefits earned by service members, and VA mortgage rates are often the lowest available. There is no down payment requirement, and you can roll the funding fee into......

On Home Prices, Powell Forecasts A Correction, What Is He Seeing?
...on the conversation bubble to join the conversation Got it! Key Takeaways Home sales are down 20% from a year ago, leading to optimism from those looking to get into the real estate market......

The Economic Outlook For Federal Reserve Policy
...this year to slow spending. These rate hikes have resulted in higher mortgage rates, but general consumer spending remains solid and that’s a problem. The 10 Year Treasury Bond now yields 4%......

Foreclosure starts rose in August
...current status, up from 58,000 in July. Servicers started 20,300 foreclosures in August, up 14.7% from July and 185.9% from one year ago. Foreclosures as a percentage of loans 90 days or more......

What is a cloud on title?
...a cloud on title may make it difficult or impossible to get title insurance, and mortgage lenders usually do not offer financing for a cloudy titled property. As the seller, you may offer a lower......

Sale-to-list ratio: Why it matters
...referral: According to a 2021 study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 47 percent of homebuyers found their agents through referrals from family members or friends. Similarly, 68......

Americans are tapping home equity despite jump in rates
Soaring mortgage rates aren't stopping plenty of U.S. property owners from tapping home equity — even if it means locking in a steep increase in their monthly repayments. In July......

The Fed Has A Long Way To Go
...13% lower than last April when the interest rate increases began. Actual new home sales have fallen almost 40% from their highs of last January, while the National Association of Realtors reports......

Selling a home in Michigan
...for you as a seller, concerns about a potential recession and surging mortgage rates can create trouble. Your agent can help you find the magic number that convinces buyers it is a great time......

Buying a house in Michigan: A how-to
...not to love about buying a house there right now. With rising mortgage rates and an overheated housing market, you might be wondering whether you should buy a house now or wait. But if you have......

Inflation Effects Set to Kneecap Retailers’ 2022 Holiday Outlook, and Beyond
...the prime rate on which credit card rates are based. Meanwhile, rising mortgage rates are smothering the real estate bonanza. Home prices are being marked down, home equity is shrinking, and......

CloudQuant’s Alt Data Crystal Ball Predicts Core CPI To Decline As Interest Rate Hikes Take Hold
...increase in yield on the ten-year and thirty-year government bonds have increased mortgage rates from around 3% during Covid-19 to 6.5-7.5%. This is tamping down home price inflation to some......

The Trapped Equity Crisis And How It Needs To Be Addressed
...examined and discussed the prevalence and surge in the problem in the housing market, or as I call it, the trapped equity crisis. In 2008, subprime lending practices led to massive fines, more......

Markets Continue Falling As Fall Kicks Off
...a soft landing were receding. Rising rates are being felt in the housing market where mortgage rates are now just under 6.3%. That’s the highest they have been since 2008 and the effects are......

Three Questions To Ask Yourself Before Implementing New Real Estate Technology
...real estate space embrace technology to create efficiencies in everything from the home sales process to property management tasks. (Full disclosure: My company offers property management software......

Current Mortgage Rates for Sep. 23, 2022: Rates Tick Up
Today a handful of major mortgage rates inched up. See how the Fed's interest rate hikes could affect your home loan payments. A number of important mortgage rates crept higher today. The average......

Today’s refi rates trend higher : September 23, 2022
...policy move that may – or may not – translate to rising mortgage rates. The central bank is ramping up efforts to fight inflation, which has remained high after a bout of pandemic stimulus and......

Today’s best mortgage and refinance rates, September 23, 2022 – Rates rise
Mortgage rates edged higher for all loan terms compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans jumped......

What is a sub-agent?
...in who they actually represent. Acting as a representative of a prospective home buyer, a buyer’s agent’s overall goal is to help their client find and purchase a suitable home. As part of this......

How Will Interest Rate Increases Impact Multifamily Investment?
...for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was around 3.8%. After several hikes, mortgage rates have risen to around 5.8%. Consequently, demand for mortgages has fallen to a 22-year low, and new home......