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Current Mortgage Rates

January 12, 2021

Mortgage Interest Rates Today What are today’s mortgage rates? The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell 1 basis point to 2.95% from a week ago. The 15-year fixed mortgage rate fell 1 basis point to 2.37% from a week ago. Additional mortgage rates can be found in the chart and graph below. 3-month trend 30-Year […]


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Bold 2021 Predictions: A Stronger Housing Market Across the Board

January 6, 2021

The for-sale housing market showed incredible strength in 2020, and we expect 2021 will be even stronger. Demand continues to stay high, and is expected to surge in cities as economies reopen. Annual home sales growth is expected to be the highest in almost 40 years as life and financial certainty brings more sellers into […]


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2021 Housing Market Forecast and Predictions

January 1, 2021

2021 Housing Market Forecast and Predictions 2021 National Housing Market Forecast and Predictions: Back to Normal To say 2020 was a year of surprises is an extreme understatement. What started off as a bright year for the housing market and the economy was soon derailed by a global pandemic and severe economic recession. As detailed […]


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Does It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season?

December 13, 2020

Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House Now If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have right now. Here’s why this month is the optimal time to make sure your […]


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Housing Market 2020 Forecast: Will It Crash or Recover?

August 19, 2020

Here are the updated national housing market trends—home prices, inventory, sales, and forecast. If you’re wondering what the state of the housing market 2020 will be like over the next twelve months, especially if you’re an investor, then here is some good news for you. Given the current fundamentals, real estate sales should remain strong […]


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In a hot housing market, gap between purchase price and appraiser condition ratings causes headaches

August 18, 2020

Historical data may be less apparent as market accelerates Last week, HousingWire reported surging mortgage volume and record low interest rates are putting excess pressure on appraisal turn times. This week, appraisal experts said those same variables are having a profound impact on an age-old conflict of appraisal reports versus what the market believes the […]


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Moratoriums Keep Foreclosures Nearly Nonexistent

August 18, 2020

Even as mortgage delinquencies climb, foreclosure activity continues to be low. Foreclosure moratoriums ordered by federal and state governments during early phases of the pandemic likely helped to minimize the foreclosure rate, says Rick Sharga, executive vice president at RealtyTrac, a real estate data firm. “It’s inevitable that there will be a significant increase in […]


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U.S. Metro Dwellers Are Increasingly Searching for Suburban Homes

August 18, 2020

  Urban dwellers across the U.S. continue to show an increased appetite for suburban homes, a trend brought about by the desire for more space and the flexibility to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the second quarter of the year, 51% of home searches by urban residents of the 100 largest metro […]


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DIY vs. Professional Renovation: What To Tackle Yourself And What To Leave To The Pros

June 23, 2020

It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it may be more than you think. Curbed spoke with experts including DIY home renovators, contractors, and architects to determine the realistic DIY projects in […]


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Existing-Home Sales Down 9.7 Percent in May, But NAR Expects a Strong Rebound in the Months to Come

June 23, 2020

Existing-home sales are down 9.7 percent from April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.91 million, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The dip marks three consecutive months of declines in sales as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and a 26.6 percent drop from May 2019. All four […]


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