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As U.S. Government Shut Down Persists, Landlords Defer Tenant Rents, Waive Late Charges

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Mortgage Rate Drop in Early 2019 Causes a Jump of Applications in U.S.

Mortgage Rate Drop in Early 2019 Causes a Jump of Applications in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped significantly across the board in early January 2019. Read More »

Government Shutdown Now Impacting U.S. Housing, Mortgage Markets

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Mortgage Applications in U.S. Rebound in Early 2019

Mortgage Applications in U.S. Rebound in Early 2019

Mortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the New Year's Day holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 23.5 percent. Read More »


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Cap Maison Resort - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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Last Updated January 11, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Washington D.C. Property News

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey the first week of January 2019, the New Year started with lower mortgage rates across the board in the U.S. Mortgage rates declined to start the new year with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipping to 4.51 percent.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 28, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 9.8 percent from two weeks earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates continued their downward trend to end the week and 2018 lower. Rates continued their two-month slide and are currently hovering around the same level as the early summer.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales overall slipped in November 2018, but saw minor increases in the Northeast and the West. The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 0.7 percent to 101.4 in November.

Commercial real estate investors in the U.S. are feeling more confident this week after the Federal Reserves' fourth interest rate hike in 2018, according to global real estate consultant CBRE.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 14, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 5.8 percent from one week earlier.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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