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Last Updated November 14, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Washington D.C. Property News

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.

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

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 8.2 percent compared to September 2017. Compared to August 2018, applications decreased by 9 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 5, 2018, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 1.7 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for early October 2018, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in U.S. dropped slightly for the first time after five weeks of increases.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's most recent Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 28, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications remained unchanged from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for late September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates in the past week surged to their highest level in over seven years.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose for the fourth consecutive week in late September 2018. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased once again to its highest level since May.

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 4.6 percent compared to August 2017. Compared to July 2018, applications decreased by two percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months.

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month.

More than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent from the previous quarter.


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