Archives for September 2018

New Home Sales Rebound, Up 13% Over Last Year

Sales of newly built single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August over the month before and are now 12.7 percent higher than they were at the same time one year ago, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rate Increase Doesn’t Slow Demand

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates were up across all loan categories last week, including 30-year fixed-rate loans with both conforming and jumbo balances, loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, … [Read more...]

Foreclosures Offer Savvy Buyers A Good Deal

After the market crashed, there was a period of time when foreclosed properties were plentiful and savvy buyers and real estate investors seized on the opportunity to get a good house at a bargain price. Naturally, as time went on, the economy improved, foreclosed properties … [Read more...]

Luxury Home Market Continues To Heat Up

When it comes to real estate, most people know that location is key. Market conditions can differ from one neighborhood to the next. But location isn't the only thing affecting the conditions you'll encounter when shopping for a house to buy. Your price range will also have … [Read more...]

Number Of Price Reductions Is Rising

Naturally, potential home buyers become more concerned about affordability conditions as prices and mortgage rates rise. And since the past few years have seen both things happen, there's been increasing concern about whether or not now is a good time to buy a house. That's … [Read more...]

Inventory And Home Sales Flat In August

Sales of previously owned homes were unchanged from the month before in August, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors. The number of available homes for sale was also flat, with unsold inventory at a 4.3-month supply at the current sales pace. But, … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rate Rise May Be Spurring Buyer Activity

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates were up last week, with rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances at their highest level in more than seven years. But, despite the increase, … [Read more...]

Lumber Prices And Demand Keep Builders Confident

The new home market is an important indicator for anyone interested in making a move in the near future. Mostly, this is because the number of new homes being built and put on the market has an affect on home prices across the board. And so, keeping an eye on how confident … [Read more...]

Young Americans Choose The City Over Suburbs

When choosing where you'd like to live, there are a number of factors that you have to weigh. For example, some people may value privacy over convenience while others may prefer proximity to family and friends over entertainment and recreation options. In short, it's a … [Read more...]

Today’s Home Buyers Likely To Find Financing First

Buying a home is not something most people do very often. Unless you're a real-estate investor or have to move frequently for work, you're likely going to stay in the home you buy for more than a couple of years. In fact, recent data shows homeowners tend to stay in their … [Read more...]