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Housing shortage pushes metro Denver buyers toward new homes
and emphasizes the lack of product we have available for that first-time home buyer," Covert said. Adobe Stock Builders are trying to offer more affordable products via townhomes and duplexes......

Little Ahead to Influence Trading; Markets Look for Direction
for Sale? Apparently, not enough, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales of existing homes slumped last month by 3.2% from December and 4.8% on a year-over-year basis......

Walmart tweaks its website to make online shopping more inviting
is a fast-growing market with strong demand . .. partly thanks to the robust housing market,'' Saunders says. Also "home, and in particular furniture, is one of the areas where Amazon has been......

Marketing Service Agreements
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......

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Feb. 21, 2018
are headed. This week (Feb. 21-27), 42 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 8 percent think rates will fall; and 50 percent believe rates will......

Mortgage rates inch higher as home sales drop
Johner Images/ Mortgage rates increased 1 basis point to 4.52 percent, according to Bankrate’s weekly survey of large lenders. That’s the seventh consecutive week of increases and the highest......

Afternoon Pivot: Stock Finish Down After Release Of Fed Minutes
above 20. So, what might have caused the gyrations? Today's existing home sales number came in a little light at a seasonally-adjusted 5.38 million, a drop of 3.2%. And some sectors that saw......

FDIC suit says big banks' Libor manipulation caused Doral failure
Juan-based Doral was the biggest U.S. bank failure of 2015. The FDIC, its receiver, is seeking unspecified economic and punitive damages from 16 lenders, including Bank of America, Barclays Plc......

Demographic Changes Turn 22 More U.S. Cities into Renter-Majority Markets
column, which is miniscule by comparison. These dramatic demographic changes in the housing market have had very real consequences at the local level. The population in some 22 large U.S. cities......

Market Pulse for March 2018
She also assists in forecasting and analyzing the state and metropolitan area housing market, producing research and articles detailing sectors and the geography of the home building industry......

Fewer mortgage applications as rates reach four-year high
With 30-year mortgage rates reaching a four-year high, loan application activity was lower this past week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications......

Refi market share starts the year at 12-month high
purchase market resumes its momentum," he continued. In January, 30-year fixed mortgage rates grew to 4.33%, from 4.28% in December. The share of closed adjustable-rate mortgages dipped from......

2018 Home Sales Off to Sluggish Start
activity in much of the U.S. last month,” says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “While the good news is that REALTORS® in most areas are saying buyer traffic is even stronger than the beginning......

Higher Rates Offset Loan Demand
Home buyers and homeowners may be getting spooked by higher mortgage rates. Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinancings plummeted 6.6 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted......

Marin home prices up 8.9% in 2017; inventory still low
Marin County's already inflated housing market climbed even more in 2017, with the median price of all homes at $980,000, an 8.9 percent jump from the 2016 median of $900,000, a real......

Homeownership is increasingly for the wealthy, according to the latest sales data
times what it is today, investors bought millions of properties, saving the housing market overall by putting a floor on tumbling home prices. Realtors say now is the time for those same investors......

Sales of existing homes unexpectedly fell in January
have gained 12%. If the current pace of sales continues — which NAR doesn't anticipate — purchases would be lower than in 2017. At the same time, steady hiring and elevated confidence to make......

50 years of Fair Housing Commemorated
NAR’s yearlong commemoration of the 50 th  Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act is underway.  The legislation, which first passed in 1968, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion......

Expanding Workforce Housing Through Single-Family Investment
yield premium. In response to the demographic transitions that have impacted the housing market and increased rentership, real estate developers and investors initially focused on high-end multifamily......

U.S. home sales fall 3.2% in January; 2nd straight drop
WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by......

Weekly mortgage applications tank even more, as rising rates make homes less affordable
the start of the spring buying season and is a headwind." Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 6% for the week and were barely 3% higher than a year ago. Affordability is weakening, as......

Just Waiting On The Fed: Eyeing January Minutes For Possible New Read On Inflation
the day, but before that investors will get a look at existing home sales for January. In addition, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari and Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker are scheduled......

Important mortgage rate retreats for Wednesday
Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today, but one key rate sunk lower. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked downwards, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed trended......

Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Wednesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated February 20, 2018. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

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......