Homebuyers Get a Helping Hand

Homebuyers Get a Helping Hand

A key committee of the Federal Reserve met last week, and decided to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Homebuyers saw a slight drop in mortgage rates. According to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey, the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate...
Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping

Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping

Mortgage rates are dropping, for reasons that we should not exactly be thrilled about. More on that in a minute. According to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey, mortgage rates were down slightly for the second week in a row last week, with the benchmark...
Home, Sweet Investment

Home, Sweet Investment

Eighty four percent of Americans see homeownership as a good investment, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors. That’s the highest number since 2007. However, many feel that this investment is falling out of reach. The NAR found that...
Metro Home Prices Keep Rising in 2017, NAR Reports

Metro Home Prices Keep Rising in 2017, NAR Reports

The National Association of Realtors reports that metro home prices set their strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade during the first three months of 2017. And they should know. According to the NAR, metro home prices have now accelerated for three...
Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, according to the latest data from S&P Dow Jones Indices. In fact, the much-watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index has set a 30-month annual return high. The S&P...
The U.S. Housing Market Should Have a Happy New Year

The U.S. Housing Market Should Have a Happy New Year

Solid job growth, declining delinquencies and improving demographics should keep the U.S. housing economy strong in 2017, according to a new report from insurer Nationwide. The company, in its latest housing barometer, said that the majority of the most sustainable...