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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 »


Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early December

Mortgage Applications Uptick in Early December

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. Read More »

Most Americans Believe the U.S. Has a Nationwide Housing Affordability Crisis

Most Americans Believe the U.S. Has a Nationwide Housing Affordability Crisis

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. Read More »

Amazon's Two New HQ2 Cities Expected to Outperform Most U.S. Housing Markets in 2019

Amazon's Two New HQ2 Cities Expected to Outperform Most U.S. Housing Markets in 2019

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. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated December 13, 2018 8:12 AM ET

Washington D.C. Property News

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.

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 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.

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 Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates moderated in mid-November, after increasing last week.

According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. architecture firm billings growth softened in October 2018 but remained positive for the thirteenth consecutive month.

This week Amazon announced their final selection for the location of their second headquarters. In a change to the original plan, Amazon decided to split the location of their new headquarters between two cities choosing New York and Northern Virginia.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index, mortgage credit availability in the U.S. increased in October 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 26, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier.

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that single female buyers continue to be a powerful force in the U.S. housing market, while low inventory, rising interest rates and increasing home prices remain, holding back first-time buyers despite notable interest in buying a home.

According to a new report released by the American Institute of Architects, architecture firm billings growth slowed in September 2018 but remained positive for the twelfth consecutive month.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales rose slightly in September 2018 and saw substantial increases in both the West and Midwest.

According to Freddie Mac's newest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates increased slightly across the board in mid-October 2018. Despite volatility in the stock market, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched forward just 1 basis point to 4.86 percent this week.

The Mortgage Bankers Association expects to see $1.24 trillion in purchase mortgage originations in the U.S. during 2019 - a 4.2 percent increase from 2018. MBA anticipates refinance originations will continue to trend lower next year, decreasing by 12.4 percent to $395 billion.


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