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Homebuilder Sentiment Rises, Housing Starts Fall: Reduce Holdings On These 5 Homebuilders
On Oct. 17 the National Association of Home Builders reported that their Housing Market Index regained the four points it lost in September moving back to 68 in October. This measure of housing......

How Much Would Winning Amazon HQ2 Drive Up Rents In Your City?
of Labor Statistics data to determine: propensity and room to build new housing, market slack and the impact of an inpouring of high-earning residents. For example, building permits are already......

What Does President Trump’s Association Health Plan Executive Order Do?
to expand association health plans (AHPs) is of interest to REALTORS® because NAR has a longstanding interest in these types of health plans. But it’s important for real estate professionals......

Marvel Isn't Rebooting MCU, And Stories Suggesting Otherwise Are False
will surely push the MCU totals toward $2.5 billion for all home sales and rentals globally). The average worldwide box office cume for each MCU release is nearly $800 million, and the average......

Rising Rents Are Stressing Out Tenants And Heightening America's Housing Crisis
prices provide an even starker contrast. Dallas-Fort Worth, the nation’s fastest-growing housing market, as well as Houston, San Antonio and Charlotte have prices that are more like one-third......

National mortgage rates for Oct. 18, 2017
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Application volume rises even with little movement in rates
Mortgage applications increased 3.6% from one week earlier even though rates remained mostly flat during the period, according to the......

Lower Rates Spark Higher Loan Demand
A slight decrease in mortgage rates brought refinancers and home shoppers back to lenders last week. Total mortgage application volume for refinancings and home purchases rose 3.6 percent......

Shortage of listings constrains Twin Cities housing market
A shortage of entry-level houses is putting a chill on the housing market in the Twin Cities. During September there were 5,311 closings, 7.3% fewer than last year and 19% fewer than the previous......

Instant Reaction: September Housing Starts
The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on September housing......

U.S. home construction tumbled 4.7% in September
Association of Home Builders' chief executive officer, discusses the state of the housing market with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." Bloomberg In this Thursday, June 1, 2017......

SAPVoice: How Cybersecurity Can Get A Big Boost From Insurance Data
at the government entity that insures deposits in U.S. banks the FDIC which gets hacked as much as 54 times in two years according to last week. And cybercrime is expensive costing victimized......

August 2017 Housing Affordability Index
affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.19 percent this August, up compared to 3.74 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from......

No down payment? At more and more credit unions, that's no problem
designed to help consumers purchase a new home in a very tough housing market. The products — a conventional loan with zero down payment and a loan with 3 percent down — allow borrowers to......

Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts
Police in Western Washington say that the hot housing market is prompting more thefts at open houses, warning real estate professionals and homeowners to stay on alert. Safety Tips The......

Where You Can Still Snag a Foreclosed...
Foreclosure filings have sunk to a more than 11-year low. However, foreclosures haven’t dried up everywhere, and bargain hunters may still find a deal. ATTOM Data Solutions reports that U......

Childless Buyers Buoy Condo Market
Home shoppers without children are a growing segment in the housing market, and they tend to desire smaller houses than previous generations. The fertility rate among women 15 to 44 years......

Fannie raises origination forecast despite flat economic outlook
" Fout said. But the two hurricanes have become another drag on home sales that had already been depressed because of the inventory shortage. In the revised forecast, the cut in sales......

How to Know When It's Time to Buy a Home
buy a home and they have less to do with the overall housing market and more to do with your personal financial situation. You Have the Savings Before you buy a home, you’ll have to prove to......

September condo prices and sales increase on Maui
in its report that provided an overview of the national sentiment. "Although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low, home prices have reached unaffordable levels for many new entrants into......

Homebuilders gauge at five-month high shows storm recovery
to data Tuesday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. The Housing Market Index rose to 68 (the estimate was 64) from an unrevised 64 in September . The measure of the......

Why Are Banks Paying So Little Interest On Deposits?
as to hardly be worth the bother. Bank profitability is up, the FDIC reported, and some banks are increasing their dividends. So why aren’t they paying more on deposits? Banks make most of their......

Who needs Florida? Here's where people approaching retirement plan to live
the $100,000 or so they paid for it. Now that the housing market has recovered and the couple spent about $70,000 in upgrades, Lisa figures it’s worth more than $200,000. That, she says, is......