Monthly Archives: April 2016

Foreclosure Activity Plummets Below Pre-Recession Levels


First quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent), according to RealtyTrac®'s Q1 and March 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Nationwide, the report shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Marks a Setback in March: Consumers Confidence Dips


By Katie Penote March showed a tumble in terms of housing and job confidence. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) decreased 2.5 points to 80.2. Four of the six HPSI components fell in March, and the survey shows a … Continue reading

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Equifax: First Mortgage Origination Balances Increase 42.9 Percent


According to data from the Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total balance of new first mortgages originated in 2015 was $1.82 trillion , a year-over-year increase of 42.9 percent, while the total number of new first mortgages originated … Continue reading

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Going Solar? Resources for Homeowners


A growing number of homeowners are powering their homes with solar energy—in fact, rooftop solar power grew over 60 percent in the last year. Considering solar for your home? Consult these resources from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC): Be … Continue reading

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Homes Reach Peak Value in Many Markets


Homes were worth more than ever before in 26 percent of U.S. housing markets indicating those markets are close to a full recovery, according to the February Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Over the past year, housing markets in the … Continue reading

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