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Coming up with a 20% down payment for a median-price home costs buyers two-thirds of their annual income, according to a new Zillow report.
The Federal Housing Administration will reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out a low down payment home loan that is insured by the government.
In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.
Average fixed mortgage rates dropped for the first time in 10 weeks, according to Freddie Mac.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up to 4.16%, but rates are still low by historical standards.
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Airbnb is acting on a pledge to stop making a shortage of long-term rentals worse in cities such as London and Amsterdam.
The average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage increased to 3.94% last week.
Some cities are changing the rules to allow tiny homes, either on individual lots or in tiny home subdivisions.
Markets in the Midwest and South will take top billing in 2017, setting the stage for a year of moderate home price growth, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. Home prices on a national scale are projected to increase 2.4 percent in the year ahead, while in the South […]
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Although Windermere Real Estate President OB Jacobi officially received his real estate license in 1989, he’s been working at the Seattle-based firm since he was a kid. “My dad started the company in 1972 and he would have me and my sisters answer phones, sweep the sidewalks, clean the office, etc.,” says Jacobi. “After I […]
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Editor’s Note: The following commentary highlights findings from a recent survey of ERA Real Estate agents and brokers. Who will be the key players in the 2017 real estate market? Fifty percent of respondents to the survey said investment buyers will shape the real estate industry and their markets in 2017, and 40 percent said this […]
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The Obama Administration has taken a slew of steps to cement its legacy in its final days, including addressing issues in housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday awarded funds to support both homeless youth and aging-in-place seniors, and issued a final rule regarding household lead exposure in children. Homeless youth […]
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A Senate Committee on Thursday evaluated Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary nominee Ben Carson in a hearing to confirm the position, extending a welcome to the retired neurosurgeon who, in his words, experienced “housing insecurity” firsthand. “It’s difficult for a child to learn at school if he or she doesn’t have an […]
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We know that millennials aren’t entering the housing market at the rate their parents did. Between student loan debts and rising home prices, some have understandably cold feet—so cold that homeownership rates for those under 35 dropped from 40 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2015. Despite this, some millennials are still battling the […]
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Study Shows the Continued Struggle to Stay Competitive and Relevant in the Changing Economy As they grow less confident in the economy, top real estate executives at firms of all sizes find themselves united by a key concern for 2017: Agent recruitment and retention. In the latest Imprev Thought Leader survey, 85 percent of participants agree […]
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The average home built in 2016 was 2,634 square feet, smaller than homes built the year prior, per recent data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The downsize, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is in response to first-time homebuyers. “The data on new home characteristics show a pattern,” says Rose Quint, assistant […]
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Mortgage applications rose 5.8 percent over the week, according to data gathered in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The MBA’s Refinance Index grew 4 percent, as well, while the Purchase Index grew 45 percent. The refinance share of mortgage activity, however, decreased to 51.2 percent of total applications from 52.2 percent […]
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A considerable percentage of Americans lack the savings needed to cushion against a surprise expense, even with enough income to save, according to a recent report by Bankrate.com. Approximately 60 percent of those surveyed do not have enough savings for a $1,000 emergency room bill, though 41 percent plan to tap their savings for such […]
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