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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...
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...
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...
Why Buyers May Find Mortgages Easier to Get
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 23, 2015 --> Good news for potential home shoppers: A Mortgage Bankers Association index shows lender requirements regarding credit scores, down payments, and other key terms are finally loosening up. Some lenders Read More...
Mortgage Rates Remain Near 2013 Lows
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 13, 2015 --> Average fixed-rate mortgages are holding near historical lows, but did inch higher this week amid a stronger employment report, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. The economy 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...
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...
Jumbo Mortgages Are Cheaper, Easier to Get
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 22, 2014 --> Wealthy home buyers are paying lower average rates on high-dollar loans (known as jumbo mortgages) and in some cases, they don’t even have to worry about a large down payment or mortgage insurance, Read More...
Why and How Northwestern Bank Was Sold
By Luke Haase With yesterday’s announced sale of Northwestern Bank to Midland-based Chemical Bank, The Ticker examines why the deal happened and how the two Michigan community banks came together. Why Most bankers and analysts agree that it’s Read More...
Will Heirs One Day Face the Bill on a Reverse Mortgage?
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 14, 2014 --> Reverse mortgages are expected to be an increasing option that baby boomers turn to as they age to cover living expenses, but heirs may get stuck with the final bill, The New York Times reports. “In Read More...