Feb 13, 2020

Refi’s Boom But Home Buyers Don’t Reap The Same Benefits

Today’s News Synopsis: Low mortgage rates won’t help home buyers much.  Home prices increased 7% last month as housing supply decreased by 7%.  Mortgage rates increased slightly with 30-year rates now at 3.47% and 15-year rates at 2.97%   In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Tick Up Slightly” (2-13-2020)

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Nov 05, 2018

Is A Crash Looming?

Today’s News Synopsis: Another Southern California home-price boom is cooling.  Amazon’s HQ2 location search just took a surprise twist.  According to Black Knight Financial Services, the increase in interest rates led to a decrease in the number of people with an interest rate incentive to refinance as well as housing in

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Aug 20, 2015

California Home Sales Decrease 4% Despite Overall Existing Sales Increasing

  Today’s News Synopsis:   Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates have barely changed and continue to stay below 4%.  30-year rates now stand at 3.93% and 15-year rates at 3.15%.  The National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales increased last month by 2% to 5.59 million.  Despite this, home

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Jul 30, 2015

Bipartisan Bills for Change in Mortgage and Housing Finance Industry Approved by House Committee

  Today’s News Synopsis: Ellie Mae reported a 65% increase for their revenue in the second quarter to $65.9 million, up from $40 million.  Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates remained the same around 4% with 30-year rates at 3.98% and 15-year rates at 3.17%.  Several bipartisan bills that would bring

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Sep 06, 2013

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 9/6/13

Sources: CoreLogic Price Index Up 12.4% in July Multifamily delinquency rate decline implies strong market First-Time Jobless Claims Drop to Start September Mortgage rates rise, Freddie Mac says, but jumbo loans are cheap Delinquencies Continue Decline; Highest Among Alt-A, Subprime Loans C.A.R. denounces Assembly Appropriations committee Today’s News Synopsis: Aaron

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Dec 12, 2012

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 12/12/12

Today’s News Synopsis: Mortgage rates are at new record lows again at 3.47% according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association survey, although applications are up 6.2%.  The Treasury, HUD and the Ad Council are seeking ways to offer hope to homeowners in crisis through their Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Public Service

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Jul 27, 2012

Robert Hockett, Professor at Cornell Law School, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #288

This week Bruce Norris is joined once again by Robert Hockett. Robert teaches financial and business law subjects at Cornell Law School, where his research and writing focuses on the legal and institutional prerequisites to a just and prosperous economic order. He is also a fellow at the Century Foundation,

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May 25, 2012

Coldwell Banker Pioneer Owner Lance Martin Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #279

This week Bruce Norris joined once again by Lance Martin. Lance is broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate. He has been in the business since he was 19 and is usually involved in short sales and REOs. If you look up the word short sale in 1985, Bruce said

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Jul 08, 2011

John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting #233

National builder consultant, author, and economist, John Burns with John Burns Real Estate Consulting joins Bruce Norris on the real estate radio podcast.

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Apr 06, 2011

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/6/11

Mortgage applications dropped 2% from last week, according to the MBA. CoreLogic has developed a tool to determine whether borrowers are overstating their income. A small business tax rule has been reversed by Congress. Borrowers will no longer be excluded from 3 of the 4 Keep Your Home California programs just because they took out a home equity line of credit or did a cash-out refinance.

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