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November 14, 2017

Housing Affordability Still Strong Despite Price Increases

Home prices continue to increase, yet affordability actually improved since July, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Black Knight.  As of September, the average […]
April 25, 2017

Housing Confidence Dips in March

Americans came down off their confidence high in March as fewer say now is a good time to buy a home, according to Fannie Mae’s Home […]
April 19, 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Slips in April

Confidence among homebuilders cooled in April after jumping a month earlier to the highest level since mid-2005, according to data from the National Association of Home […]
March 2, 2017

Most Markets Hit Record Housing Prices in 2016

The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the best quarterly sales pace of the year – but also pushed housing inventory to record lows, and many markets […]
January 18, 2017

Will Higher Interest Rates Lead Buyers to Cheaper Homes?

Homebuyers haven’t had it easy lately. Prices were up nearly 8% in November compared to last year while inventory declined.  Add rising mortgage rates to the […]
January 5, 2017

Will These Mortgage Trends Make a Comeback in ’17?

The boom-bust cycle of refinancing and a host of other mortgage trends and strategies tend to come and go and come again depending on varying factors.  […]
December 20, 2016

Higher Rates May Cool Housing Market in 2017

Higher mortgage rates are expected to put a damper on the housing market’s potential along with home price appreciation next year, according to First American Financial […]
October 11, 2016

Low Rates Support Improving Housing Markets

Low interest rates are keeping the housing market strong even as affordability keeps declining, according to the latest Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi).  July’s index […]
May 30, 2014

Why Aren't Americans Buying Homes?

Activity in the U.S. housing market has slowed to a level that even Fed chair Janet Yellen has said she’s concerned about the recovery. This comes […]