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Foreclosure Filings Rise 15 Percent in October

Mortgage Apps for New Home Purchases on the Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by eight percent relative to the previous month. 

Housing Affordability Tails Off in Q3

Firming home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight dip in nationwide housing affordability in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).

Fixed-Rates Level Off, Remain in the Four Percent Range

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed from the previous week with the 30-year mortgage still hovering around four percent.

California Home to Nine Out of the 10 Most Expensive Housing Markets

Homebuyers in search of affordable housing may find extremely limited selections in California.

Mortgage Apps Slide 0.9 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. Mortgage Rates Edge Slightly Higher

Rates on the most popular types of mortgages edged up a bit this week according to's Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar.

First-Time Homebuyers Stunted by Weak Economic Situations

Shifting demographics and would-be first-time homebuyers financially ill-prepared to buy will continue to hold back the housing market over the next several years, according to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. 

New Survey Proclaims Missouri as a Retiree Paradise

Where is the best place for Americans to retire? According to a new report issued by, the 65-plus crowd would do well to plant their roots in Springfield, Mo.

Q3 Institutional Investor Home Marketing Hits Four-Year Low


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