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Beware of gloom and doom housing market crash headlines

Housing Wire

With Halloween now in the rearview mirror, we still have one more spook to survive in 2020 – and no, I’m not talking about the upcoming election. I’m talking about housing market crash headlines. The housing data has been wild this year.

4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market

Keeping Current Matters

Tomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not be one of them.

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Fall Forward | 5 Homes with Dramatic Fall Foliage

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Fall’s the time for sweaters, apple cider, and scenic drives to enjoy fall foliage. In locales from West Coast to East, these estates offer private showings, allowing for appreciation of autumn’s colors without leaving home. The Crane Estate.

Get rid of PMI and lower your mortgage payment

The Morgtage Report

Mortgage insurance (either PMI or MIP) adds yet another cost to homeownership. Learn how to get rid of mortgage insurance faster with a refinance. Conventional Loans FHA Refinance Mortgage Products Refinance

Mortgages in forbearance fall across all loan types

Housing Wire

The U.S. forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments fell seven basis points to 5.83% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. With more borrowers exiting forbearance in the prior week, the share of loans in forbearance declined across all loan types.

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Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for You

Keeping Current Matters

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates , there’s great opportunity for current renters to make a move into homeownership that stretches each dollar a little bit further.

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Forecast: Will the 2020 election change mortgage rates?

The Morgtage Report

Mortgage rates shot up after the 2016 election. But will they do the same in 2020? See our mortgage rate forecast and historical perspective here. Buying a home Economic News Forecasts Mortgage Rates

The adverse market refinance fee on mortgages is unwarranted

Housing Wire

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released their Q3 earnings last week, reflecting a combined $6.7 billion in net income, up significantly from the previous quarter. This strong performance was not unexpected, but makes the upcoming 50 basis point adverse market refinance fee more puzzling.

Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy

Keeping Current Matters

As the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to say that what we call “home” is taking on a new meaning, causing many of us to consider buying or selling sooner rather than later.

New Simulation Course Aims to Show the Impact of Housing Bias

RIS Media

REALTOR® Sandra A. Butler has watched the national discourse on race in recent months spark positive discussions among her peers about the role they can play in protecting consumers from fair housing violations.

The mortgage loan process explained in 9 steps: From pre-approval to closing day

The Morgtage Report

Your guide to the mortgage loan process. Learn what to expect before, during, and after you apply for a mortgage. About Mortgages Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

Refinance wave boosts mortgage applications 3.8%

Housing Wire

With mortgage rates continuing to hover near record lows, mortgage applications jumped 3.8% last week according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis

Keeping Current Matters

As the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure crisis next year. This is understandable, especially for those who remember the housing crisis that began in 2008.

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Pandemic fuels desire to become homeowners

REM Online

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VA cash-out refinance: Guidelines and rates for 2020

The Morgtage Report

The VA cash-out refinance lets you refinance up to 100% of your home's value, cash-out equity, and lock in a lower interest rate on your new loan. Cash Out Refinance Military Corner VA Refinance Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate Tim Lucas VA Loan

Home prices jump 6.7% in September, but are expected to moderate

Housing Wire

Despite home prices rising 6.7% year over year in September, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index Forecast (HPI) estimates home prices will moderate next year, increasing 0.2% nationally by September 2021 as higher prices erode affordability.

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The Art of Art Placement

Coldwell Banker

Things to think about before hanging art up in your home. The post The Art of Art Placement appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter. Home Decor Art design home decor

Growing With the Right People

RIS Media

How NextHome Continues to Reshape Real Estate. In a year when business has been anything but usual, NextHome leaned into its “humans over houses” philosophy to rally its members and help them stay the course and serve their communities.

USDA home loans: USDA loan requirements & rates for 2020

The Morgtage Report

USDA loans allow zero down payment and have lenient requirements. Plus, USDA loan rates are below average. See if you qualify for a USDA mortgage. Mortgage Products USDA Loans Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate USDA

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Rate lock data suggests record $4T in 2020 mortgages

Housing Wire

New rate lock data suggests 2020 will end with over $4 trillion worth of originations, easily a record.

Toronto Real Estate Prices Made A Massive Monthly Drop, While 905 Gets A Boost

Better Dwelling

The Greater Toronto real estate market divide is becoming more clear as city prices drop. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data shows real estate prices in October were flat from a month before. While suburban 905 prices climbed, the City saw prices inch lower.

What are the benefits of homeownership?

Zolo

Buying a home requires financial discipline, but emotion is often the impetus. The post What are the benefits of homeownership? appeared first on Zolo. Home Buying benefits of homeownership benefits of owning buy vs rent

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About the Federal Reserve, the FOMC, & the Fed Funds Rate

The Morgtage Report

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the USA. How "the Fed" works, what it actually does, and how it affects everyday U.S. mortgage rates. Economic News Federal Reserve Mortgage Rates federal reserve FOMC Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Keller Williams reports 25.4% increase in Q3 volume

Housing Wire

Keller Williams released its numbers for home searches, agents and transactions for the third quarter on Thursday, revealing that as of Sept. 30, Keller Williams agents in the U.S. and Canada closed 374,824 transactions, up 16% over Q3 2019. Agents closed $127.5 billion in sales volume, up 25.4%

5 Ways to Be a Memorable Real Estate Agent

RIS Media

Building a strong repeat and referral network through long-term client relationships is a major part of growing business as a real estate professional.

Canadian Mortgage Credit Sees A Sharp Uptick To Highest Growth Since 2018

Better Dwelling

Canada’s mortgage debt binge is accelerating to the fastest pace in years. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows mortgage debt reached an all-time high in September. The record high came with abrupt, accelerated growth, due to pent up demand. Canadian Mortgage Debt Tops $1.71

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What is an asset depletion mortgage? How asset depletion loans work

The Morgtage Report

An asset depletion mortgage lets you qualify based on your liquid assets rather than regular income. Learn how asset depletion loans work here. About Mortgages Mortgage Products Mortgage Strategy

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Younger generations want to become homeowners – Here’s how the housing industry can help

Housing Wire

Despite what many believe, Gen Z and Millennials do want to become homeowners and they’re excited by the prospect. However, they face different obstacles than their parents and grandparents did.

The American Dream Debunked: Independent Brokerages

RIS Media

Ribak. Real estate agents are a unique breed of entrepreneurs. They work for everyone and no one—all at the same time. The agents who are the most driven have big dreams about hanging their own shingle.

Pandemic fuels desire to become homeowners

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Pandemic fuels desire to become homeowners.