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This year’s housing market is starting off on a strong lead, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This year’s housing market is starting off on a strong lead, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   There were 555,000 new single-family houses sold in January, which is 3.7 percent above the revised December rate of 535... Keep Reading....
Pending home sales ended 2016 on an upswing, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Pending home sales ended 2016 on an upswing, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) increased 1.6 percent to 109.0 in December from 107.3 in November. The PHSI was also 0.3 percent the 108.7 level set in December 2015. On a... more
The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased 1.5 percent in December as compared with November, according to the latest Loan Application Defect Index released by First Ame
The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased 1.5 percent in December as compared with November, according to the latest Loan Application Defect Index released by First American Financial Corporation. Compared to... more
We might be in a new year, but old trends die hard—at least in terms of housing data, according to Realtor.com’s January list of the top real estate markets
We might be in a new year, but old trends die hard—at least in terms of housing data, according to Realtor.com’s January list of the top real estate markets. Once again, California dominated the list—this time, with eight markets in the top 10 and 12 markets in the top 20. San Francisco, San Jose... more
The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased 1.5 percent in December as compared with November, according to the latest Loan Application Defect Index released by First Ame
It took a couple of weeks, but fixed mortgage rates finally recorded their first upswing for this year. According to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.19 percent for the week ending January 26, up from last week when it... more