Real Estate

Summary of 2019 Finance Changes

January 7, 2020

Last year was a busy one for residential finance changes…
Generation Z Wants Homes

December 17, 2019

The younger generation has a more positive view of homeownership than Millennials.
Pocket Listings to be Banned

December 10, 2019

The National Association of Realtors board of directors votes to ban the controversial practice of pocket listings.
Conforming Loan Limits to Rise

December 3, 2019

Increasing home prices push the Conforming Loan Limit higher for 2020.

November 26, 2019

Consumers like digital paperwork and signings, but still prefer to be face-to-face at the settlement table.
Not What They Advertised?

November 19, 2019

Frequently the rate borrowers quality for is not the rate that was advertised.
Low Rates Boost Affordability

October 28, 2019

Homeowners are using the smallest percentage of income on loan payments in 20 years.
Those Who Bought Prospered

October 22, 2019

Homeowners who purchased in 2012 have earned a median $141,000 in equity in the years since.
They Just Don’t Know

October 16, 2019

More than half of Americans do not know the minimum required downpayment needed to purchase a home.
The Profile of First Time Buyers Changes

September 24, 2019

A Harvard study examines first-time homebuyers.
Affordability Soars

September 10, 2019

Now could be the best time to buy a home since early 2017.
Rates Hit New Lows Again

August 27, 2019

With low rates comes and increased number of homeowners who could save by refinancing.
The “As-Is” Debate

August 12, 2019

Homeowners may be better off to make repairs themselves instead of offering credits.
The Importance of the Credit Score

August 5, 2019

Buyers with higher credit scores have better interest rates and more loan options.
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.
More Homes Hitting the Market

July 22, 2019

The number of homeowners who think now is the time to sell is on the rise.
Rock Bottom Rates Create Opportunities

July 16, 2019

The average borrower could save about $266 per month, bringing the total amount of potential savings to about $2.2 trillion.
Homeownership Remains a Mystery for Many Consumers

July 1, 2019

Some consumers continue to be under a lot of wrong assumptions about what it takes to get a home loan.
Consumers Agree: Now is the Time to Buy

July 1, 2019

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index just misses new survey high
All About The Downpayment

June 24, 2019

A downpayment is the biggest barrier to buying a home for over a quarter of Americans.