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Mortgage Rates in U.S. at 2014 Record Low

Mortgage Rates in U.S. at 2014 Record Low

The average fixed mortgage rate fell to new lows for this year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013. Read More »


California Home Sales Subdued in November

California Home Sales Subdued in November

Slower price gains and the lowest interest rates in nearly two years did little to spur November 2014 home sales. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-December

U.S. Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-December

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts, Building Permits Dip in November

U.S. Housing Starts, Building Permits Dip in November

November housing starts and building permits both fell in the U.S., as groundbreaking also declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 1.028 million-unit pace. 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 December 19, 2014 8:03 AM ET

North America Residential News

As tumbling oil prices drain over a trillion dollars of income from oil-rich exporters in the Middle East, the result could be one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history.

Declining interest rates and swelling inventory have contributed to another month of increased home sales in the Orlando area in November.

Following a four-point uptick last month, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level of 57.

The 3-floor penthouse suite in the newly completed Residences at The Miami Edition has just hit the market for $27.5 million.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) is reporting average fixed mortgage rates moved slightly up from the last week.

There was 112,498 U.S. foreclosure filings in November, a decrease of 9 percent from the previous month and down 1 percent from a year ago.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 7.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

U.S. metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in.

According to CoreLogic, cash sales made up 34.8 percent of total home sales in September 2014, down from 37.2 percent in September 2013.

What are the most common types of mortgages? How do I know which type is best for us?

According to recent Freddie Mac consumer survey data, the majority of U.S. renters who are struggling financially plan to remain renters for the next three years.

Sales of U.S. luxury homes of $1 million and more continued to outpace the rest of the housing market in Q3, 2014.

Following years of retrenchment among prospective first-time home buyers, first-timers will return to the market in 2015.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate was down from the previous week.

For the month of October 2014 there were 41,000 completed U.S. foreclosures nationally, down from 55,000 in October 2013.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $897 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2014.

At the county-level, several U.S. housing markets are starting to show early warning signs of a possible home price bubble

How can I decide if I should continue to rent, or buy my first property?


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