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Mortgage applications rise 1.6% as interest rates drop to lowest level since September

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Prospective home buyers arrive with a realtor to a house for sale in Dunlap, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. December may be a slow month traditionally for the housing market, but mortgage lenders are suddenly getting busier. A sharp drop in interest rates drove mortgage application […]


December is usually the slowest month for home sales, but that might not be the case this year

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Prospective home buyers and a real estate agent, center, enter a home for sale in Warren, Michigan. December is usually the slowest month for the housing market, but this season is not so normal. Some unique dynamics may make this December one of the better times to both […]


Pending home sales fall 2.6% in October as more buyers are priced out

  Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Prospective home buyers arrive to tour a house for sale in Dunlap, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Expectations for a stronger housing market in October fell short. Pending homes sales, a measure of signed contracts to buy existing homes, fell 2.6 percent compared with September, […]


Mortgage Rates Surge to a Near 8-Year High as House Hunters Race the Clock

  Rates for home loans roared higher, taking the benchmark mortgage product to a new high and setting up a fresh test for an already strained housing market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.94% in the Nov.8 week, a gain of 11 basis points, mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. That was the highest for […]


Texas Rebuilds: A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Texas REALTORS® and Their Communities Prove Resilient

Originally Published in Texas REALTOR® magazine – Source Rubbing her eyes, Rebecca Bagby tries to refocus on the point she was making. She’s head-to-toe in the familiar neon pink of South Texas beachwear, but the leaning palm tree on her T-shirt sits alongside Rockport Strong in white text. Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey made […]


Mortgage Rates Soar as Bond Market Sell-Off Catches Up to Housing Market

iStock Rates for home loans throttled higher in the most recent week, as the recent bond bloodbath closed in on the mortgage market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.90% in the October 11 week, up from 4.71%, mortgage liquidity provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. That was the highest since April, 2011, and the biggest weekly move […]


Best U.S. property market in 2019? All bets are on Dallas-Fort Worth

  Dallas-Fort Worth tops the list of U.S. cities that real estate industry execs say will be the best for their business in 2019. For the second time in the last four years, D-FW has been rated the highest for property investment and construction in a closely watched real estate beauty contest. The annual Emerging Trends […]


Housing Slowdown? Softening? Whatever You Call It, It’s Real and It’s Here

erhui1979/iStock Ever since the whiplash-inducing, bust-and-boom cycle of the U.S. housing market kicked into high gear with last decade’s devastating crash and this decade’s ever-escalating home prices, bidding wars, and inventory shortages, one question has been top of mind for buyers and sellers alike: Is this “party” ending anytime soon? Lately, those who read economic tea leaves […]


What an Average Home Looks Like in Every State

From New York to Nebraska, here are 50 homes selling for their state’s median listing price across the country. Across the United States, an average home can look very different state by state. Although the median list price nationwide is $289,000, in Hawaii, it’s $639,000, and in West Virginia, that number drops down to $164,000. Check out […]



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