According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates sat at 3.75 percent in late July 2019.
The Federal Reserve cut its federal funds rate today by 25 basis points (bps) to a range of 2.0% to 2.25%. This cut represents a marked change in the direction of monetary policy in the first half of 2019.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped across the board after rising slightly last week.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national vacancy rates in the second quarter 2019 were 6.8 percent for rental housing and 1.3 percent for homeowner housing.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the White House executive order on workforce development this week, Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders issued the following statement
Existing-home sales in the U.S. weakened in June 2019, as total sales saw a small decline after a previous month of gains. While two of the four major U.S. regions recorded minor sales jumps, the other two - the South and the West - experienced greater declines last month.
According to the latest National Association of Home Builders Remodeling Market Index (RMI), the second quarter of 2019 posted a reading of 55, rising one point from the previous quarter with 54.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 12, 2019, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier. Last week's results included an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Mortgage Bankers Association latest Builder Application Survey for June 2019 shows U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17.9 percent compared from a year ago.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after declining for most of 2019, U.S. mortgage rates remained mostly unchanged this first week of July. The recent stabilization in mortgage rates reflects modestly improving U.S. economic data.
According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in June 2019, based on their the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The MCAI rose 0.2 percent to 189.8 in June.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 28, 2019, mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates stabilized in early July 2019, after trading within a narrow range over the last month.
According to global real estate consultant JLL, although the US-China trade war has cast a shadow over Hong Kong's economy, the industrial property market continues to be a bright spot.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 21, 2019, mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier.
The U.S. real estate industry is giving President Trump rave reviews for signing his new Housing Affordability Executive Order this week.
According to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), demand for design services in May 2019 remained essentially flat in comparison to the previous month. AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for May 2019 showed a small increase in design services.
U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent.