The Reason You Are Getting Higher Mortgage Rate Than Your Friend

You checked out Freddie Mac’s average mortgage rate report. You looked at Bankrate too. You called your mortgage lender – or multiple lenders – but your mortgage rate quote is higher than the rates you see online. Why? If you are consistently being quoted a higher rate than what you see listed online you likely […]

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CA Home Prices Will Appreciate by >6% In Next 12 Months

CoreLogic predicted that California Home Prices will continue to appreciate at a rapid pace. It will remain one of the hottest markets in the country with an appreciation rate of >6% in the next 12 months. The news will be equally good across the nation where home prices are expected to increase by 5.3%. With […]

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Home Sales Price Increase For 49th Consecutive Month

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their monthly numbers on total existing-home sales for March recently. The result? Once again – for the 49th consecutive month – the data was strong and shows year-to-year gains from 2015. Existing home sales are defined as closed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes and condos. They generally […]

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FHA Changes Can Help More Buyers With Student Loans To Qualify

Millennials have two things in common, other than their age, they have student loan debt and they make up the primary market of first-time homebuyers. Sometimes, they have a lot of student loan debt which affects their ability – or perceived ability – to remove their renter tag and add the homeownership badge. American students […]

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These Charts Will Convince You To List Your Home Today

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.4-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month inventory […]

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2016 Mortgage Rate Outlook

2015 was an easier year than most, for mortgage rate shoppers. Consistency was the standard,  with rates generally hovering  below 4% for most of the year. That consistency was a mortgage market anomaly though. In fact, it’s been nearly 20 years since we’ve had such a consistent mortgage rate environment. You have to go all […]

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6 Predictions For 2016 Housing and Mortgage Market

2015 was an eventful year in the housing market. Plagued by lack of inventory, housing markets did what they could to keep up with the demand as rates defied prognosticators and stayed near historically lows throughout the year. Rents increased far beyond normal, stretching affordability in the rental market. Those increase will force some decisions […]

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The 2015 Housing Market Recap

It was an eventful year in the housing market. Demographic shifts, inventory issues, skyrocketing rents, historically low mortgage rates, sweeping changes in the mortgage industry, increasing reliance on technology by home shoppers and those pesky millennials – who continue to be the subject of housing market consternation. The post-crash hangover still lingers in some markets, […]

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How the Fed Rate Increase Affects Mortgage Rates

The Federal Open Market Committee – also known as the Federal Reserve or just the “FED” –  makes big decisions that impact the future of the American (and even the world) economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is a rotating, 12-person sub-committee within the Federal Reserve, headed by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The […]

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