Residential

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a dominant figure in the U.S. housing market, and now the company is setting its eyes on our northern neighbor
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a dominant figure in the U.S. housing market, and now the company is setting its eyes on our northern neighbor.   According to a Bloomberg report, Berkshire Hathaway is buying a 38 percent stake in Home Capital Group Inc., a Toronto-based mortgage lender, for... Keep Reading....
Half of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. can be found in Texas, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau
Half of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. can be found in Texas, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.   In an analysis of the populations of cities with at least 50,000 residents between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, the Houston suburb of Conroe, Texas, was crowned... more
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Average mortgage rates fell to their lowest level of the year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending May 25.   The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.95 percent, down from last week when it averaged 4.02 percent. The 15-year FRM this week averaged... more
The median home value in the U.S. reached $198,000 in April, which is one percent higher than peak value hit in 2007 during the height of the housing bubble, according to new data from Zillow.   Home values in April rose 7.3 percent on a year-over-year basis, the strongest rate of appreciation in... more
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More than 1.4 million loans were originated on residential properties—one to four units—during the first quarter, according to new statistics from ATTOM Data Solutions. This is a 30 percent decline from the previous quarter and a 21 percent drop from a year ago. The total dollar volume of loan... more