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Homes Now Selling For Less Than Asking Price
The average sale-to-list-price ratio fell to 99.8% in August, the first time it has been below 100% since March 2021, Redfin said.in Real Estate 9 hours ago 4 MIN
Fiercest Homebuying Competition Is For the Cheapest Properties, Zillow Says
Buyers are flocking to the lowest-priced homes in many markets, according to a Zillow report.in Real Estate September 13, 2022 5 MIN
Homebuyers Are Backing Out of Deals as Slowing Market Boosts Negotiating Power
Homebuyers have started to back out of some real estate deals as a slowing market gives them more power to negotiate.in Real Estate September 10, 2022 5 MIN
Share of Homebuyers Looking to Relocate Jumps to a Record
Homebuyers have shifted searches to include cities that are cheaper, allowing their monthly mortgages to fit better within their budgets.in Real Estate September 9, 2022 5 MIN
Guest Commentary: How Fannie Mae’s LIHTC Supports Affordable Housing
Far Rockaway Village in New York is the kind of housing Fannie Mae wants to invest more in: Homes that low-income people can afford in their own neighborhood.in Opinion November 10, 2021 4 MIN
Opinion: Was the Shift of Housing Demand to the Suburbs Real?
Construction data shows outlying counties of smaller metro areas experienced a 20.7% growth rate. Somewhat more dense small metro core areas posted a smaller 15.7% annual growth rate.in Opinion October 22, 2021 2 MIN
Opinion: Can Mortgage Rates Avoid a Taper Tantrum As Fed Exits Market?
The last time the Fed signaled the end of a bond-buying program, mortgage rates jumped more than a percentage point in the span of two months.in Opinion June 14, 2021 3 MIN
Daily RatesAvg. of rates locked on September 14, 2022
30-Yr. Conforming6.124% 0.038
30-Yr. FHA5.903% 0.042
30-Yr. VA5.774% 0.053
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Blackstone’s Exit From Single-Family Buying Signals Easing Competition for Homes
Blackstone's Home Partners of America said it will stop buying single-family homes in 38 U.S. markets, another sign the real estate market is cooling.in Real Estate August 29, 2022 5 MIN
As Cash Offers Begin to Wane, First-Time Buyers Are Back in the Game
Competition is starting to weaken, giving buyers more time to find a property before it's snatched up.in Real Estate August 25, 2022 5 MIN
May’s Jobs Increase Exceeds Expectations, Supporting Fed’s Tightening Path
The economy added 390,000 jobs in May, giving leeway to Federal Reserve policymakers to pursue an aggressive plan to tighten monetary policy.in Economy June 3, 2022 2 MIN
Confidence in the Economy Drops to the Lowest Level Since the Great Recession
Economic confidence in the U.S. reached the lowest level since 2009, according to a Gallup poll conducted last month.in Economy June 1, 2022 2 MIN
A First-Time Buyer's Guide to Mortgage Pre-Approval
Despite the importance of lining up financing, fewer than 1 in 10 buyers begin the process by contacting a bank, mortgage lender or broker.in Home Loans September 8, 2022 5 MIN
How Hard is It for Self-Employed People to Get a Mortgage?
Self-employed Americans can have more challenges due to the variability of their income.in Home Loans August 27, 2022 6 MIN
CFPB Sues TransUnion Alleging Violation of Order on 'Deceptive Practices'
The CFPB sued TransUnion, one of the nation’s largest credit bureaus, claiming it violated a 2017 consent order.in Credit April 14, 2022 2 MIN
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Change the Way They Report Medical Debt
The three largest credit reporting companies in the U.S. announced last week they will remove about 70% of medical collection debt from consumer records.in Credit March 28, 2022 2 MIN
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