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Inventory low, prices rising in local housing market

BUFFALO, NY - If you're looking for a new home in Western New York, you should know you're getting into a seller's market. New data says inventory is low and that's part of the...

Smart Home Technology Steals the Show at the Utah...

Salt Lake City–Smart home technology is an integrated part of society, with the annual compound growth rate of smart devices in U.S. homes being 31 percent. Utah is no exception to this growth, and...

Mortgage Rates Barely Budge Despite Market Gains

Mortgage rates didn't move much today, despite a somewhat decent improvement in bond markets.  Overnight, trade war brinksmanship between the US and China had investors seeking the safe haven of bond markets.  Excess demand for...

Rising Interest Rates Shouldn't Hurt Mortgage Demand | Investopedia

The Federal Reserve may be raising interest rates, but when it comes to the housing market and mortgage demand, it shouldn't have much impact at all. That's according to Mark Fleming, chief economist at...

Hundreds pack Clyburn-sponsored Charleston town hall about housing and...

The Charleston area suffers from a perfect storm of stagnant wages, a booming population and skyrocketing rents.Evictions and foreclosures continue to increase across the board, but those who suffer most are the people living...

Court Says Note and Mortgage Assignment Both Prerequisites to...

Judge Ellen Koblitz. A New Jersey appeals court has held in a published ruling that a party seeking to foreclose on a mortgage must have both the promissory note and a...

Realtors report robust housing market

1,806.That number got quite a bit of attention among area Realtors. It was tucked into a recently released economic development report produced by Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham on behalf of Carbon County.The number...

Mortgages: Come full circle?

Anyone who owned a home a decade ago knows a little something about how housing values can fluctuate.Prior to 2006, most U.S. homeowners thought home values went only one direction: up. Sure, some years...

New VA Policy to Protect Veterans from Predatory Lending

VA has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect veterans who apply...

Mortgages Are Declining: Is a Crash Around the Corner?

A concerning report out of Statistics Canada recently could turn investors bearish on lending companies. According to the agency, during the first three months of 2018, mortgage activity had declined...

The Latest: Trade fight could slow US growth, economists...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local):1:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the...

CBK given tight oversight over mortgage refinancers

Many Kenyans could become homeowners in the near future as the state sets wheels in motion for establishment of mortgage refinancing companies to ease cost of mortgages. The Finance Bill 2018 seeks to give...

Truth Test: Kevin Stitt’s Business Record

OKLAHOMA CITY - An ad against Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt is making some pretty big claims about Stitt and...

Ninth Circuit Declines to Hold CRA Responsible for Subscriber’s...

In Shaw v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., No. 16-56587, 2018 WL 2424105 (9th Cir. May 29, 2018), the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on FCRA class claims against Experian based on a subscriber’s erroneous...

How Are Mortgages Performing in 2018?

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has released its latest OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, covering mortgage performance data up through Q1 2018. The report “collects data on first-lien residential mortgage loans...

Czech banking group: New rules would deny mortgage to...

PRAGUE, June 19 (Reuters) - New Czech central bank restrictions on mortgages would deny access to mortgages to about 20 percent of applicants based on 2017 data, a study by the Czech Banking...

Gatehouse Bank joins SimplyBiz Mortgages’ panel | Mortgage Introducer

With immediate effect, Gatehouse Bank has joined SimplyBiz Mortgages’ panel.  Gatehouse Bank offers buy-to-let property finance for both UK residents/entities and expat/international clients. Features of its offering include no limit on the number of properties financed...

Mortgage rates today, June 19, 2018, plus lock recommendations...

Gina Pogol The Mortgage Reports ContributorWhat’s driving current mortgage rates? Most mortgage rates today are nearly unchanged, although the important 30-year conventional loan rate did rise substantially. The impending trade war has a lot of investors spooked, which...

Housing starts rise to decade high while permits decline

New-home construction rose more than projected in May to the fastest pace in more than a decade while permits cooled for a second month, indicating mixed progress in the supply-constrained housing market, government figures...

Tariffs Score One Over Builder Sentiment in Trade Conflict's...

Tariffs Score One Over Builder Sentiment in Trade Conflict's First Round  Builder MagazineFull coverage

NSW budget: soft housing market takes $5.5bn toll on...

NSW budget: soft housing market takes $5.5bn toll on revenue  The AustralianFull coverage

How Does These Stocks Compare To Peers? – Zillow...

Here’s what’s interesting to note about Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) right now: Its price-to-sales ratio of 0, is cheap relative to the...

Tips for Getting a Great Mortgage—and Surviving the Process

When Mike and Rita Hopper wanted to buy a Virginia rental property in 2013, they applied for a mortgage through a loan officer they’d been happy with before. This time, though, just days from...

Most people still don’t understand a thing about their...

Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works. Around 40 percent...

America’s housing market still falls short of providing affordable...

This is the 30th year that the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has put out an annual State of the Nation’s Housing report. And what a period that’s been, with more...

Housing starts roar to an 11-year high in May

The numbers: Housing starts ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 1.35 million annual rate in May, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The reading edged past the forecast among economists surveyed by MarketWatch,...

US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off...

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said...

Midland tops U.S. housing markets thanks to Permian Basin...

A Texas city has landed on top of the list of the country's hottest housing markets. But the boomtown isn't Dallas, Austin or...

United Trust Bank increases maximum loan size for second...

United Trust Bank (UTB) has increased the maximum amount it will lend on a second charge mortgage from £250,000 to £400,000 with immediate effect. The lender offers second charge mortgages from £10,000 to £400,000 on...

How trade disputes with the U.S. will affect Canada’s...

With the recent trade tensions between Canada and the U.S., is there a possibility that there may be an effect on the real estate market? Larysa speaks with Murtada Haidis, Stephen Moranis and David...

Mortgage rates climb for Thursday

karamysh/Shutterstock Several key mortgage rates moved higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both advanced. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also inched up.Rates for...

Millennials are jumping in the housing market. Here’s a...

Texas transplants Ashlea and Nick Garrison attended a Twin Cities homebuying class on a Saturday in early May.The couple met with a personal counselor the following Tuesday, got pre-approved for a loan that Friday,...

Mortgage rates today, June 7, 2018, plus lock recommendations...

Gina Pogol The Mortgage Reports ContributorWhat’s driving current mortgage rates? The only scheduled report today is Weekly Jobless Claims. It’s one of the lesser reports because it only covers one week of data. Today’s release showed that 222,000...

Buffalo Niagara Builder’s Assoc. “Raising the Roof” for Roswell

BUFFALO, NY - Members of the Buffalo Niagara Builder's Association are chipping in to help fight cancer through the "Raise the Roof" campaign.A number of local home builders set a goal of raising $250,000...

Fixed-rate mortgages to boost Saudi Arabia’s home ownership

ATLANTA: Daily cyberattacks on power plants around the world are one of the biggest issues the global energy industry faces, according to senior executives of General Electric, the giant US engineering conglomerate.“There have been...

Here’s What We Know About Zillow’s Expansion Into Canada...

(Photo courtesy of freeimage4life via Flickr) Zillow has firmed up Canadian expansion plans, but what does this mean for local real estate? About eight months after U.S. real estate website Zillow first revealed it was considering...

Realtors: Job has changed over the years

The past decade has seen shifts in state and national politics, the rise of Twitter and Lady Gaga, and the invention of driverless cars. Real estate has weathered its share of changes as well.Sunflower...

Home permits down in Greenville, Charleston, Columbia for April...

The number of new privately owned housing permits dropped for South Carolina's three main metropolitan areas in April, but overall the numbers are up from last year. According to a report from the Federal Reserve...

The Political and Policy Conundrum of Rent Control –...

Over the past two years, rent appreciation has slowed in many of the country’s largest rental markets. Rent growth has slowed particularly at the high end of the market, where there has been substantial...

Mortgage Applications Continue to Decline | Investopedia

The real estate market continues to see a decline in mortgage applications. For the week ending May 25, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) found that applications decreased 2.9% from the week earlier on a seasonally...

New Firm launched to provide much needed funding to...

The new platform is supported by TPG Sixth Street Partners (TSSP), the global credit investment firm partnered with TPG with approximately $20 billion in assets under management. Cullaun Capital will seek to meet the growing...

2018 Best Home Remodeler: Gale-Rew Construction

Since it formed a decade ago, Gale-Rew Construction has grown into one of the busiest and most successful custom home builders and remodelers in the region. ...

Calif. homeowners sue Utah mortgage servicer over foreclosures

A Utah-based national mortgage servicer has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of failing to help struggling California homeowners avoid foreclosure, violating a state consumer protection law. Filed on Wednesday in...

Wells Fargo Says Mortgage ‘Overcapacity’ Is Hurting Fee Revenue

It’s a rough year for mortgage fees, according to the biggest U.S. home lender.Margins will continue to narrow as banks and new competitors fight over a smaller pie, Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive...

eRelevance Adds Prospecting Services, Moves Into Mortgage Vertical

eRelevance Corp., which has focused up to now on customer engagement, has moved into the prospecting field with a set of new products. It has also expanded beyond its traditional base--aesthetic healthcare-- to serve a...

Mortgage rates today, June 18, 2018, plus lock recommendations...

Gina Pogol The Mortgage Reports ContributorWhat’s driving current mortgage rates? Most mortgage rates today are nearly unchanged from Friday’s. This morning, the National Association of Home Builders released its NAHB Home Builders Housing Market Index for June. It fell two points...

Fannie and Freddie Should Hold Billions in Capital, FHFA...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator is proposing that the mortgage-finance giants have a combined capital buffer of as much as $180.9 billion should the companies be released from government control.The capital requirement, which...

If it’s not broken, should Remax fix it?

Remax Holdings is focused on "what it does best" with its Motto Mortgage business and in facing off against Zillow's new home buying and selling initiative, a company executive said. Zillow announced its Instant...

The Week Ahead: Spotlight on Single-family Housing Trends

in Daily Dose, Featured, News June 17, 2018 On Monday, June 18, 2018, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will release the June data of its NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The...

Mortgage Rates Rise to Second Highest Level This Year...

After two straight weeks of declines in mortgage rates, the trends have reversed, with rates moving higher this week to hit the second highest level in 2018. According to Freddie Mac, the mortgage rate on a 30-year fixed-rate loan...

Refinance rates move up for Friday

Shutterstock.comSeveral key refinance rates ticked up today.The national averages on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both increased. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, also climbed.Compare refinancing rates in your area now.30-year...

Mortgage rates today, June 11, 2018, plus lock recommendations...

Gina Pogol The Mortgage Reports ContributorWhat’s driving current mortgage rates? Mortgage rates today are up quite sharply. The Treasury is holding two bond options today, which should tell us the direction of rates this week. High demand and...

Buffalo housing market sees faster sales and higher prices

Buffalo housing market sees faster sales and higher prices  Buffalo Business FirstFull coverage