Monthly Archives: May 2015

Can Housing Handle Higher Mortgage Rates?


Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for May, showing that while low mortgage rates helped to keep homebuyer affordability high in the first quarter of this year, housing markets are likely to see increasing interest … Continue reading

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Residential Construction Activity Moves Up in April


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the new residential construction statistics for April 2015. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in April were at a seasonally … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Show-Ready


(BPT) – What makes someone decide a home is the right fit? If you’re selling your home with an open house, there’s a lot you can do to wow would-be buyers. Make the best impression and boost offers with these … Continue reading

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Mortgage Applications Dip 2.3 Percent


Mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 24, 2015. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, … Continue reading

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Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). In a housing market where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values … Continue reading

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