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Why Buyers, Sellers Shouldn't Panic
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, January 12, 2016 --> Stocks globally have been off to a bumpy start in the new year, which has spawned news articles showing concern over whether a shaky housing market could be poised for a slowdown and even a similar Read More...
Home Owners Trump Renters in Wealth
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, October 16, 2015 --> Home owners’ net worth is significantly higher than renters. A typical home owner’s net worth is $195,400 compared to a renter’s $5,400, according to the Federal Reserve’s last Read More...
Mortgage Rates Are Staying Below 4%
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, October 16, 2015 --> Interest rates may remain lower longer than originally expected. The Federal Reserve released recent comments that suggested it may continue to hold off in raising short-term interest rates and weaker-than-expected Read More...
Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4% Again
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 07, 2015 --> For the third consecutive week, averaged fixed mortgage rates edged down as uncertainty about the economy continued to push Treasury yields lower, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Read More...
Economists Pinpoint Housing Inventory Shortage Causes
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 --> Inventories of homes for-sale remain low due to home owners staying put and homebuilders still keeping supplies tight, economists said during a panel discussion at the National Association of Real Estate Read More...
Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment'
Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment' Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 27, 2015 --> Americans believe that real estate is the best long-term investment option for the second year in a row, according to a new survey by Gallup. Americans Read More...
Did Mortgages Just Get Easier to Obtain?
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, December 02, 2014 --> Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new lending guidelines went into effect Monday, which are expected to help loosen up the tight credit standards that home buyers and refinancers have faced in recent Read More...
Michigan Tops Nations housing Price Increases
Home Prices Still Rising, But Pace Slows Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 05, 2014 --> September's home prices showed year-over-year appreciation in every state, but signaled a slowdown as earlier double-digit increases have faded to more Read More...
Fannie, Freddie to Loosen Up on Lending
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 20, 2014 --> The regulator of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is reportedly working on a deal with the financing entities that will loosen up lending standards and make mortgages more affordable for Read More...
Traverse City Real Estate Market YTD Stats
The Traverse City area real estate market continues to rebound well and continues to be in great demand , especially the under 250,000 price points....the lower the price point the more demand which is driving inventory down and prices up. Great news Read More...
2013 Traverse City area Real Estate Statistics - Market Improving
Happy 2014 from Traverse City. The 2013 Traverse City / Grand Traverse area real estate market statistics are in for our local MLS/ 5 County area and the market has improved in every category as you can see by the attached document. If you or anyone you Read More...
5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 20, 2013 --> No credit or a bad credit score can be an obstacle to home buying, but you can offer advice to help clients improve their finances. Al Goldstein, CEO of Pangea Properties in Chicago, has these five Read More...
Century 21 Survey -Home Ownership is Key for Returning Troops
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, December 02, 2013 --> For 75 percent of military families, owning a home is one of the most important things to accomplish upon returning from service, according to a Century 21 survey. Harris Interactive conducted the Read More...
Foreclosures Fall to 5-Year Lows
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, November 25, 2013 --> National foreclosure pre-sale inventory is at its lowest point since 2008, Lender Processing Services reports. The inventory—which reflects the number of loans that are in some stage of foreclosure—represents Read More...
Lenders Loosen Down Payment Requirements
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, November 18, 2013 --> Lenders' tight underwriting standards have been blamed for sidelining many potential home buyers the last few years. But lenders may be showing signs of loosening up a bit. The average down payment Read More...
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