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U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Down in Late March

U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Down in Late March

Average fixed rates that continue to run below four percent will help keep affordability high for those in the market to buy a home as we head into the spring home buying season. Read More »


U.S. Home Prices Outpace Wage Growth During Market Recovery

U.S. Home Prices Outpace Wage Growth During Market Recovery

According to the latest RealtyTrac research on wage growth and home price appreciation during the U.S. housing recovery of the past two years, U.S. home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of U.S. housing markets. Read More »

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Uptick in Mid-March

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Uptick in Mid-March

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 20, 2015, mortgage applications increased 9.5 percent from one week earlier. Read More »

U.S. New Home Sales Spike 7.8 Percent in February, Biggest Gain in 7 Years

U.S. New Home Sales Spike 7.8 Percent in February, Biggest Gain in 7 Years

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 7.8 percent in February 2015 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units from an upwardly revised January reading. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated March 27, 2015 8:00 AM ET

North America Residential News

Pending home sales in California soared in February 2015 to record the first double-digit annual gain in nearly three years

Driven mainly by a strong all-cash buyers market, Miami single-family home sales registered double-digit growth in February 2015.

According to Auction.com's February 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report, there is a growing preference by investors in the U.S. to flip properties over a hold-to-rent strategy, even as rental rates climb in many markets.

Existing U.S. home sales increased modestly in February 2015, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year.

On average across all counties, buyers who purchased a home in 2014 put 14 percent down, translating into an average $32,141.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors own website stats, Brazil topped the list of foreign countries conducting online searches in January 2015.

The average fixed mortgage rate moved down across the board. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate continues its run below 4 percent

Foreclosure filings were reported on 101,938 U.S. properties in February, a decrease of 4 percent from revised January numbers

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 13, 2015, mortgage applications decreased 3.9 percent from one week earlier.

According to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department, housing starts nationwide dropped 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February 2015.

The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country.

The NAHB reports that U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in March fell two points to a level of 53.

The California Association of Realtors reports this week that slowing home price appreciation and improving inventory combined to boost California's housing market in February.

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Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent home buyers.

The average fixed mortgage rate moved higher amid a strong jobs report and bringing mortgage rates back to where they were at the start of 2015.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased by 12 percent relative to the previous month.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 6, 2015, mortgage applications decreased 1.3 percent from one week earlier.


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