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America’s 15 largest banks
California In the market for a new home? Check out today’s mortgage rates . Begin slideshow Begin slideshow Boston Globe/ 2. Bank of America Corp. Assets: $2......

4 ways to prepare for a competitive spring homebuying season
Vincent Noel/Shutterstock With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise , it’s going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring. If you’re looking......

As 10 year Treasury yields spike, local mortgage rates will matter more
Government bond market fluctuations have renewed concerns about rising mortgage rates and may prompt borrowers to take more notice of what mortgage lenders are charging on a local level. The......

John Paulson Invests In Entertainment In 4th Quarter
in 2007 when he was among the seers who shorted the subprime housing market collapse, resulting in take-home pay of nearly $4 billion, a record for the hedge fund industry. The guru has had......

How Buyers Misjudge the Mortgage Process
avoid having to pay the extra fees of private mortgage insurance. But mortgage rates are currently still at historical lows and waiting for a 20 percent down payment could mean buyers miss a......

Higher Rates Could Raise Housing Costs 15%
analysis by CoreLogic, a real estate data firm. CoreLogic economists predict that mortgage rates will increase by about 0.85 percentage points between November 2017 and November 2018. The......

New-Home Market Picks Up the Pace
while single-family home production posted a 3.7 percent increase. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, says that the rise in single-family housing......

Blockchain and Commercial Real Estate
land registry. Unsurprisingly, these proposals are numerous. Dave Conroy, R&D engineer for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology and CRT Labs, watches the space and thinks that diversity of......

What If the Housing Bust Didn't Happen?
the housing bust, and after years of well-above-average home value growth, the housing market has yet to emerge from the shadow of the Great Recession. And by most accounts home values will, for......

Tax reform has housing market experts nervous about the future
over the long run, according to a survey of economists and other housing market experts. About 41% of those surveyed by Zillow said their five-year forecast on home prices is now less positive......

FidelityVoice: How To Manage Cash Flow In Retirement
ability to speak with a representative by phone or in person If FDIC coverage is important to you, make sure that your cash accounts don't exceed the maximum covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance......

What’s the Right Way to Structure a Marketing Service Agreement?
court decision in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR. The video also looks at what was in the budget agreement enacted into law about two weeks ago. Among other things, the......

Where Banks Stand To Lose With Blockchain Insurers Stand To Gain
admonish neophyte crypto investors of this risk. Hedging mechanisms, like a cyber FDIC, can help create a floor and broaden both adoption and acceptance of digital currencies a......

The Top 10 Risk Factors In Flipping Houses (And What To Do About Them)
help you protect your investment. 1. Market trends: Which way is the housing market moving? Are we booming? Balanced? Heading for a crash? Check in with national sources and your local real estate......

Home Depot earnings, sales top Wall Street expectations as traffic spikes
CNBC. "It's also a function of where we are in the housing market. ... We are starting to see people take money out of their homes and undertake larger-ticket remolding activity." Hurricane recovery......

Would you bank with Amazon?
cash to fund your account. Why would anyone do this? A 2015 FDIC report found 27 percent of American households—or 33.5 million homes—were either unbanked or underbanked. Meanwhile, Amazon......

Does the Fed really expect faster rate hikes?
Fed policymakers’ outlook. Also on tap is the latest reading of existing home sales. The statement Fed officials released after their late-January meeting was largely interpreted by economists......

Key mortgage rate eases for Monday
Mortgage rates diverged today, but one key rate fell. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed trended upward. Meanwhile, the average rate......

Refinance rates move up for Monday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated February 16, 2018. Methodology: The rates you see above are......