Homeownership Rate Falls

August 20, 2019

The Census Bureau reported that the homeownership rate fell slightly in the second quarter.
Amazon Collaborates with Realogy

August 20, 2019

In a joint venture, Amazon and Realogy partner to start TurnKey.
Rates Remain Steady

August 20, 2019

With fears of a recession looming, rates hold low.
The China Syndrome

August 20, 2019

Could the trade wars cause interest rates to go even lower?
Economists Predict Recession in 2020

August 20, 2019

The nation's economic expansion is expected to last until 2020, when a panel of housing experts and economists thinks the next recession will begin.
The Rush Is On!

August 20, 2019

Homeowners who bought their homes in 2018 are leading the refinance charge.
The “As-Is” Debate

August 12, 2019

Homeowners may be better off to make repairs themselves instead of offering credits.
Administration Won’t Rush Fannie and Freddie Conservatorship Plan

August 12, 2019

The plan for removing GSEs from conservatorship may come in September.
Proposed Rulemaking Could End Qualified Mortgage Patch

August 12, 2019

An advance notice of proposed rulemaking could end the current Qualified Mortgage patch or redefine the parameters of a qualified mortgage.
The Aftermath

August 12, 2019

The Fed met last week, and the result was even lower interest rates.
New Rules for HUD Cash-Out Refi

August 12, 2019

HUD is reducing the amount of equity that can be withdrawn using a cash-out refinance.
Rates Drop Drastically

August 12, 2019

With the future of the economy uncertain, interest rates turned down sharply.
Home Equity Increasing

August 5, 2019

The average homeowner gained $6,400 in home equity over the last 12 months.
Again, Rates Stay the Same

August 5, 2019

Stable rates indicate that the economy is stable as well.
The Importance of the Credit Score

August 5, 2019

Buyers with higher credit scores have better interest rates and more loan options.
It’s Been a Busy Week

August 5, 2019

Consumer spending and jobs reports highlight the week.
New Report Addresses GSE Patch Expiration

August 5, 2019

A new report highlights concerns with letting the GSE patch expire.
New Interest Rate Index to be Trialed

August 5, 2019

The proposed replacement has been under consideration by the Federal Reserve since 2014.
Homeowners and Renters Both Hit by Affordability Issues

July 30, 2019

Study shows over half of Americans are changing spending habits to afford housing payments.
Despite Low Rates, Consumer Confidence Falls Slightly

July 30, 2019

Mounting concerns over supply and affordability affect home purchase decisions.