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Millennials Most Likely to Put Less Than 20 Percent Down Payment

Millennials Most Likely to Put Less Than 20 Percent Down Payment

According to new Zillow research, forty-three percent of U.S. homebuyers nationally put down 20 percent or more. Atlanta and Phoenix had the smallest share of buyers -- at just over 30 percent -- putting that much down. Read More »


 U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop to 3 Month Low in December

U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop to 3 Month Low in December

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the second week of December 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropped significantly after several weeks of moderating. Read More »

 Mortgage Refi's in U.S. Plummet 21 Percent, Lowest Levels in 18 Years

Mortgage Refi's in U.S. Plummet 21 Percent, Lowest Levels in 18 Years

681,455 refinance mortgages in the U.S. secured by residential property (1 to 4 units) were originated in the third quarter, down 15 percent from the previous quarter and down 21 percent from a year ago to the lowest level as far back as data is available -- Q1 2000. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

New Home Sales in U.S. Dive 9 Percent in October

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report. Read More »


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United States Property News

Zillow is reporting this week that rising residential rents across the U.S. are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation's least affordable housing markets.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 7, 2018, mortgage applications rose 1.6 percent from one week earlier.

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well.

A handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon's second headquarters - including Washington, D.C., one of the winners - are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the nation in the coming year.

Based on a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage credit availability in the U.S. increased in November 2018, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped in early December 2018, after weeks of moderating. Mortgage rates declined this week amid a steep sell-off in U.S. stocks.

According to new market research from CBRE, strong market fundamentals are attracting a wide variety of investors to workforce housing, creating good returns and helping to preserve affordable accommodation in lower-income communities.

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors are reporting this week that Southern Nevada home prices leveled off heading into the holidays, with more homes on the market and fewer properties changing hands.

For the week ending November 30, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.0 percent from one week earlier. The results for the week ending November 23, 2018, included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions, nearly one in 10 U.S. homes sold so far in 2018 by the nation's two leading iBuyers -- Opendoor and Offerpad -- were purchased by institutional investor entities buying at least 10 homes.

According to a consumer survey released by the California Association of Realtors, despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually.

According to Redfin, luxury home prices rose 3.2 percent year over year to an average of $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2018.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in the U.S. declined in October 2018 in all regions but the Northeast. The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 2.6 percent to 102.1 in October.

Zillow is reporting this week that the U.S. housing market is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but home shoppers looking for a more affordable buying environment in 2019 might be disappointed.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2019 after an upwardly revised September 2019 report. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016.

According to new research by ATTOM Data Solutions, the 10 best days of the year to buy a home in the U.S. are primarily in December (7 days), and one day in each in the months of October, November and February.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 23, 2018, mortgage applications in the U.S. increased 5.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors latest housing data, total Palm Beach County Florida home sales increased 17.1 percent year-over-year in October 2018 as median prices and dollar volume rose for all properties.


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