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August 2017 Housing Affordability Index
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.19 percent this August, up compared to 3.74 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...
No down payment? At more and more credit unions, that's no problem
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...designed to help consumers purchase a new home in a very tough housing market. The products — a conventional loan with zero down payment and a loan with 3 percent down — allow borrowers to...
Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...Police in Western Washington say that the hot housing market is prompting more thefts at open houses, warning real estate professionals and homeowners to stay on alert. Safety Tips The...
Where You Can Still Snag a Foreclosed...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...Foreclosure filings have sunk to a more than 11-year low. However, foreclosures haven’t dried up everywhere, and bargain hunters may still find a deal. ATTOM Data Solutions reports that U...
Childless Buyers Buoy Condo Market
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...Home shoppers without children are a growing segment in the housing market, and they tend to desire smaller houses than previous generations. The fertility rate among women 15 to 44 years...
Fannie raises origination forecast despite flat economic outlook
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

..." Fout said. But the two hurricanes have become another drag on home sales that had already been depressed because of the inventory shortage. In the revised forecast, the cut in sales...
How to Know When It's Time to Buy a Home
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...buy a home and they have less to do with the overall housing market and more to do with your personal financial situation. You Have the Savings Before you buy a home, you’ll have to prove to...
September condo prices and sales increase on Maui
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...in its report that provided an overview of the national sentiment. "Although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low, home prices have reached unaffordable levels for many new entrants into...
Homebuilders gauge at five-month high shows storm recovery
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...to data Tuesday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. The Housing Market Index rose to 68 (the estimate was 64) from an unrevised 64 in September . The measure of the...
Why Are Banks Paying So Little Interest On Deposits?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...as to hardly be worth the bother. Bank profitability is up, the FDIC reported, and some banks are increasing their dividends. So why aren’t they paying more on deposits? Banks make most of their...
Who needs Florida? Here's where people approaching retirement plan to live
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...the $100,000 or so they paid for it. Now that the housing market has recovered and the couple spent about $70,000 in upgrades, Lisa figures it’s worth more than $200,000. That, she says, is...
California Wildfires Heat Up Housing Crunch
Monday, October 16, 2017

...died in the wildfires. Source: “ Deadly California Fires Stretch an Already Tight Housing Market ,” Bloomberg (Oct. 13, 2
Why Single-Family Rentals Gain Market Edge
Monday, October 16, 2017

...Single-family rentals are the fastest-growing segment in the housing market, outpacing owner-occupied single-family homes and all multifamily housing, according to the Urban Institute. Single-family...
Home Purchase Originations Rose by 10 Percent in 2016, But are Still Below Pre-Housing Crash Level
Monday, October 16, 2017

...16.3 million HMDA records from 6,762 financial institutions. According to FDIC, there were 9,498 FDIC-insured and FIDC-supervised institutions as of June 2017. See https://www.ffiec.gov/hmda/...
Wells Fargo's Shrinking Loan Portfolio, Swelling Expense Ratio Remain A Drag On Earnings
Monday, October 16, 2017

...unsuitable mortgage modifications selling unwanted auto insurance improperly charging fees for locking-in mortgage rates and adding chargeable add-ons to accounts without the customers’ permission...
How first-time home buyers find ways around Long Island's high costs
Monday, October 16, 2017

...roof through two stories down to the basement. Then Rubinstein attended a home buyer education session at the Long Island Housing Partnership, and learned about the State of New York Mortgage...
What If You Could Have Bitcoin Without The Problems Of A Blockchain? IOTA May Be The Solution.
Monday, October 16, 2017

...peer fashion. There is no Federal Reserve issuing Bitcoin, there is no FDIC insuring online wallet systems, by their very nature peer to peer systems do not have a central authority. The fundamental...