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Mortgage Rates Tick Down Again in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Tick Down Again in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for early August 2017, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to its lowest point in six weeks. After holding relatively flat last week, the 10-year Treasury yield fell 4 basis points this week. Read More »


Single Family Housing Permits in U.S. Down 46 Percent in Q2

Single Family Housing Permits in U.S. Down 46 Percent in Q2

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, nearly 300 U.S. housing markets posted an increase in economic and housing activity. Read More »

Asian Investors Heavily Target US, UK and German Commercial Markets in 2017

Asian Investors Heavily Target US, UK and German Commercial Markets in 2017

Commercial property investors are allocating more capital to real estate worldwide, with Asian investors now accounting for five of the 10 biggest cross-border spenders. Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady in the U.S.

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady in the U.S.

The average U.S. mortgage rate did not deviating from the previous week. The 10-year Treasury yield was relatively flat this week, as was the 30-year mortgage rate which rose 1 basis point to 3.93 percent. Read More »


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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 August 14, 2017 8:09 AM ET

Washington D.C. Property News

According to the National Association of Realtors, after declining for three straight months, U.S. pending home sales reversed course in June 2017 as all major regions, except for the Midwest, saw an increase in contract activity.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped for the second consecutive week in late July 2017.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales slipped in June 2017 as low supply kept homes selling at a near record pace but ultimately ended up muting overall activity. Only the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped in mid-July, after two straight weeks of increases.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

Historical MCAI values were revised this month due to the availability of additional data on certain types of conventional loan programs.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate rose across the board for the second consecutive week in Mid-July. 30-year mortgage rate has cleared the psychologically important 4 percent mark for the first time since May.

According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage making its biggest jump since March 2017. Global interest rates turned up sharply over the last week. The 10-year Treasury yield was no exception.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 30, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 1.4 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped to a new 2017 low in late June.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 23, 2017, mortgage applications in U.S. decreased 6.2 percent from one week earlier.

The National Association of Realtors is reporting this week that a growing number of U.S. homeowners think now is a good time to sell.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for June 2017, the average U.S. mortgage rate continuing to hold at year-to-date lows amidst ongoing economic uncertainty.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 16, 2017, mortgage applications in the U.S. increased 0.6 percent from one week earlier.

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units. Multifamily starts fell 9.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 289,000 units.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 15 percent compared to May 2016. Compared to April 2017, applications increased by 4 percent relative to the previous month.

U.S. Homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages.


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