Aug 08, 2019

Is It Worth The Premium To Sell To iBuyers?

Today’s News Synopsis: Sellers pay a price for convenience.  Mortgage rates saw a tremendous decrease in the latest Freddie Mac survey with 30-year rates now at 3.6% and 15-year rates at 3.05%.  Foreclosure filings decreased 18% from last year, coming in at 296,458. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates

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Apr 09, 2019

Here’s A Hint: It’s Not San Francisco

Today’s News Synopsis: Who has the most affordable houses?  Luxury homes are adding new features to cater to the children who live in them, including robot classes and walls made of Legos.  In 2019, sellers spent $21,000 on average to sell their home. In The News: Redfin – “In Atlanta, Nearly

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Mar 12, 2019

Honey, I Shrunk Fannie and Freddie

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be playing a smaller role in the housing market.  Overall delinquency and foreclosure rates for December were their lowest for that month in almost 20 years.  What can energy-efficient windows help bring to your home? In The News: Zillow – “Better to

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Feb 13, 2019

How To Feng Shui Your Décor For Love

Today’s News Synopsis: Welcome home honey!  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 3.7% in their latest survey.  Why do the newly-built apartment buildings in America all seem to look the same? In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest MBA Weekly Survey” (2-13-2019) “Mortgage applications

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Jan 24, 2019

Here Come The Robots

Today’s News Synopsis: Homebuilding labor shortage?  Mortgage rates remained about where they were at with 30-year rates at 4.45% and 15-year rates at 3.88%.  Foreclosure rates were at their lowest in 13 years according to the latest report from ATTOM Data Solutions. In The News: Zillow – “Home Value Appreciation

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Jan 15, 2019

Do You Know How It Works?

Today’s News Synopsis: Buying a foreclosed home?  2018 ended with new home sales decreasing drastically by 18-19% compared to December 2017.  Could we see an end to interest rate hikes this year? In The News: Zillow – “Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat

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Nov 06, 2018

Do Your Homework!

Today’s News Synopsis: 7 Mistakes to avoid when renovating an older home.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported an increase in mortgage credit availability in October, up by 2.5% to 186.7.  Home prices increased 5.6% year-over-year in September according to CoreLogic. In The News: Zillow – “Recovery from the Housing Bust Can

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Oct 04, 2018

At The National and Local Levels

Today’s News Synopsis: Affordability at lowest level in 10 years.  Could we be seeing a comeback in BIY kit homes?  Foreclosed homes saw their fastest rate of appreciation, up 10.3% year-over-year, more than the typical home in the U.S. at 6.5%. In The News: Realtor.com – “Buy It Online, Build It Yourself:

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Oct 01, 2018

8 Ways To Check If The Deal Is Real

Today’s News Synopsis: How do you know if a foreclosure, is a good deal?  Realtor.com’s latest list showed the housing shortage is at a record high and which cities were affected the most.  The number of homes that were sold above thier listing price decrease and is now at a

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Sep 11, 2018

8 Charts That Show You How

Today’s News Synopsis: What are some unexpected ways the financial crisis changed the world?  The amount of mortgage credit available decreased last month by 0.3% according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  In a follow-up to ATTOM Data Solutions’ report on home flipping, today they relased the best neighborhoods for flipping

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