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Spotting Investment Opportunities In Out of Favor Industries
companies with sound balance sheets that could benefit from a recovery in housing market conditions, such as Mohawk, Whirlpool and Home Depot. That way we could take advantage of the eventual......

Interest Rates Fall to 13-Month Low
Kelly Crowther Mortgage rates have fallen to a 13-month low, and buyers are taking advantage of the......

Mortgage rates are falling: Everything you should know about refinancing your loan
isn’t free. Your refinanced mortgage comes with origination fees, an appraisal, title insurance, taxes and other costs, just like the original mortgage did. Even if the refi results in a lower......

Wage Versus Home Price Growth
need to pay for their monthly payment because of the price increase? NAR calculated the monthly earnings for a typical employee in both 2018 and 2012. Respectively, using the median home prices......

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standards
low- to middle-income home buyers will likely be edged out of the housing market under tougher standards recently adopted by the Federal Housing Administration, experts say. The FHA, which insures......

Will Trump administration suspend GSE housing trust funds?
capital standing, and urge a smaller role for the government in the housing market. Some GSE reform proposals would eliminate the trust funds. "Ideally, federal lawmakers would simply dissolve......

MBA Announces $2 Million Investment in MISMO
the Board of Directors for MISMO, and Vice Chairman at First American Title Insurance. "This investment will speed the development of industry-wide standards, benefiting lenders of all sizes......

Freddie Mac: Not So Upbeat About Economy, But Bullish on Housing
IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . March 25, 2019 Lower mortgage rates are making for a rosy spring selling season, even if the economy is starting to show......

Is a Swell of Big Houses for Sale Coming?
for homes priced at or under $200,000, the segment of the housing market that has seen the largest year-over-year declines in inventory, according to a recent survey by realtor.com® , based on......

As mortgage rates drop, originations in refi territory could double
improve much unless we see a more meaningful rally in rates." Mortgage rates have generally followed 10-year Treasury bond yields lower since mid-November. The 10-year yield has fallen nearly......

What Is A Recession Anyway?
rates of the 80s when the air traffic controllers were fired, and mortgage rates were above 10%. A U-shaped recession happens when the economy goes down and stays down. The best example of this......

Five Trends Real Estate Investors Must Watch This Year
to recreational activities. In 2019, expect to see a lower rate of mortgage applications and a higher rate of urban-dwelling renters in cities across America. 5. Getting Creative To Satisfy......

New wave of fintech firms are battling for your savings with high yields
with a bank to hold your deposits or sweep your deposits into FDIC member institutions — are paying 20 times the national average of 0.1 percent for savings accounts , per Bankrate’s data. “You......

This Business Is Promising To Shake Up Soccer Transfers
already changed many industries and made them more efficient, for example the housing market and the entire retail industry,” Ankersen said. “It is the same transition we are now driving in...