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Will the Return of iBuyers Be a Challenge for You?
...like real estate brokerages, are looking to diversify their offerings by adding title insurance, escrow, and mortgage services. Data shows consumers continue to favor the human interaction of......

More People Saving For Emergencies As Use Of Mobile Banking Soars
...as the use of mobile banking soars, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed in a report on the ways Americans bank. Saving for emergencies and the unexpected such as a sudden......

Think Small: Timely Picks To Capture The Reawakening Of Small-Cap Growth Stocks
...shift to work-from-home has accelerated home loan applications, accompanied by ongoing low mortgage rates. LGI expects to close 8,000‒8,800 homes in 2020, with adjusted gross margin of around......

Are CDs safe?
...funds in a CD at a bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) keeps that money safe. And if you open a CD at a credit union, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) offers......

Bidding wars boom as homes spend as little as 4 days on the market
...again quintupled the year-ago rates : in September 2019, only 11% of home sales underwent bidding wars. "Homebuyers are still sweating as they navigate what remains an unseasonably hot seller......

Are Low Mortgage Rates to Blame for High Home Prices?
...in real estate predicted to occur in a recession. But could low mortgage rates—the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record-low average of 2.81% last week—be partially to blame? “The combination......

September 2020 NAR Sentrilock® Home Showings Report
The new September 2020 NAR Sentrilock Home Showings Report indicates a slight decrease in nationwide foot traffic, but showings remain at historically elevated levels as home showings for three......

Moving homes during COVID-19
...living in the suburbs. This has led to other issues, including a housing market oversaturated with buyers. Whatever the reason may have been or will be for your move, 22% of people having to......

Bay Area homebuyers scoop up shrinking inventory at furious pace
...continued its roaring recovery in September, as buyers took advantage of ultra-low mortgage rates to scoop up a shrinking number of homes for sale at an astonishing pace. The median price for......

Student Housing Development Trends to Keep an Eye On
...AMCAL Equities. Here’s what the Swenson executive thinks about the student housing market in San Jose.  READ ALSO : COVID-19’s Impact on Student Housing Under Review How is housing demand......

Top Stocks To Buy Today As Markets Rally Amid Strong Earnings
...data this week will be released as well, including updates on the housing market, the Conference Board's leading economic index, and the IHS Markit update on manufacturing and services purchasing......

Housing starts increase amid shift to single-family homes
...the pandemic as Americans seek more space and flock to suburbs. "Rock-bottom mortgage rates and families looking for more space are fueling demand and more than offsetting the impact of labor......

Current Mortgage Refinance Rates, October 20, 2020 | Rates slide
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

Home Equity Is One Way To Help Your Children Enter The Housing Market
Rayan is COO/CFO at  Fraction  and advises several startups. Previously, Rayan was COO/CFO at Unison and ran a major Canadian pension fund. In today's market, it's not uncommon for homebuyers......

30-Year Interest Rates for October 20, 2020 | Rates decline
...a month ago, that’s $1.62 higher. View today’s daily mortgage rates article to understand how other purchase loan rates changed. 30-year refinance rates Today’s average 30-year fixed refinance......

Mortgage Rates Today, October 20, 2020 | Rates abate
Several closely watched mortgage rates dropped today. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed were unchanged. The average rate on 5/1......

Retail And The Underbanked Opportunity
...banking deserts are not uncommon in the western world. For example, the FDIC estimates that 80 million Americans—accounting for a staggering 25% of U.S. households —are underbanked. As you may......

The coronavirus pandemic upended moving trends, USPS data shows
...cores in this time of pandemic. The spring and summer’s robust housing market was especially strong in the suburbs, reflecting the desire of many homebuyers to favor extra space over central......

Refi fee necessary because mortgage giants ‘not close to safety and soundness,’ federal regulator says
...lenders. Mortgage lenders have responded by slightly raising rates on refinances. With mortgage rates at record lows , homeowners have flooded lenders with applications for refinances. Learn...

NAR Named a Top Employer in America
...in America by global firm Great Places to Work Institute, recognizing that NAR and its roughly 350 employees have demonstrated a commitment to creating and fostering a culture that puts its members......

Assessing Wildfire Risk vs. Affordability
...likely just the beginning of the consequences of climate change for the housing market,” Fairweather says. “Right now, wildfires are still a rare occurrence for homeowners, but if fires and other......

Tight Lending Blocks Some Would-Be Buyers
...October 19, 2020 Not everyone is able to take advantage of all-time-low mortgage rates. Available housing credit has reached its lowest level since February 2014, Bloomberg News reports......

U.S. housing inventory hits a 13-year low
As record low mortgage rates drove buyer demand, home sales and prices spiked in September, shrinking the supply and days on market, according to Remax. Housing inventory sank like a stone......

Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2020 MBA Annual Convention and Expo Oct 19, 2020
...solutions to virtually all of them. To start, we made sure that home sales could continue without a hitch. We worked with FHFA and the GSEs to enact flexibility in loan originations. In short......

Why your credit score might be rising: FICO scores hit all-time high
...the spring helped boost the average consumer, providing one-time checks, delaying home foreclosures and increasing unemployment benefits. FICO scores also typically lag movement in the economy......