Real Estate News

Latest stats show good sales for spring

Published: 17 Apr 2017

As spring has now begun, we can assess whether or not the much-anticipated housing sales growth will happen. Judging solely by news from Redfin, the immediate outlook appears to be positive, with the second quarter of 2017 representing a return to the highs of two years ago.

New yearly low for mortgage rates

Published: 14 Apr 2017

The most recent figures have shown record lows for 2017 mortgage rates, according to data from Freddie Mac. The company explained the trend in a press release on April 13, in which it announced the latest 30-year fixed-rate mortgage level of 4.08 percent. Similarly, 15-year fixed rate mortgages and five-year ARMs also trended downward, according to Freddie Mac's own Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Builders and real estate agents make efforts toward green awareness

Published: 14 Apr 2017

Environmental concerns are common for many, and these can drive decisions in several different areas, including home sales. Multiple reports have come out recently supporting the role that sustainability can play in the real estate market.

CoreLogic confirms low delinquency rate for mortgage payments

Published: 12 Apr 2017

With two months to analyze the data, it's possible to appreciate the homeowner and mortgage statistics of January more fully. CoreLogic now has details on the delinquency payments for mortgages as of the end of the first month of the year. A release on these findings implied that two-thirds of homes in the country have a mortgage attached to them.

Buyers still fearing high prices for 2017 home sales, says Fannie Mae survey

Published: 12 Apr 2017

A Fannie Mae survey hints that home buyers expect purchasing a home to be difficult in 2017. The National Housing Survey's March 2017 Home Purchase Sentiment Index levels show a sharp decline after previously seeing an uptick. It's especially notable because the February statistics weren't just a sudden spike, but also a five-year survey high, according to Fannie Mae itself.

Report: Resales help improve NYC home market

Published: 10 Apr 2017

An Elliman Report for the first quarter of 2017 showed some potentially significant shifts for the New York City housing market. As a famously expensive region, the need to address affordability is one possible sign of a move toward buyer interests, even with month-to-month rental price increases.

New MBA survey shows mixed results for housing applications

Published: 08 Apr 2017

The April 5 Mortgage Buyers Association examined some of the latest developments regarding the Market Composite Index, as well as other signs of changing mortgage statistics. A mix of different decreases and increases could add complexity to previous readings of what the current month has in store for the market.

Newly decided title case could change use of 'in rem' for tribal title cases

Published: 05 Apr 2017

A Washington state legal dispute involving tribal land rites could be significant for similar future cases. According to the National Law Review, the Upper Skagit Tribe tried to contest that a family's boundary fence fell on their land.

Student loans and maintenance fees still possible obstacles to buying a home

Published: 04 Apr 2017

A constant financial theme among millennials is the difficulty in paying off debts, especially student loans. This is rightly considered a barrier for anyone buying a home, and what makes it an even more daunting topic is the way it can add on to other daunting financial concerns.

5 tech-driven real estate trends on the horizon

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Businesses seem to be working hard to bring real estate up to date, at least when it comes to technology. From innovations that connect more buyers to better digital presentation, the increases in available tools are targeting areas like sales and customer engagement. This could be important areas of focus as the need to raise sales becomes more essential

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