Alcynna Lloyd is a reporter at HousingWire. Lloyd has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Texas. She previously interned with a broadcast position at CBS and has a background in freelance journalism.
Despite U.S. economic volatility, mortgage applications pushed forward for the week ending Jan. 11, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
Although the housing market is expected to experience a slowdown in 2019, some metropolitan areas are thriving. Because of this, LendingTree has ranked the 50 largest metros. Read to find out which cities are ahead of the pack.
Real estate and rental listing website Trulia recently announced Issi Romem joined the company as its new chief economist. Trulia's Senior Vice President and General Manager Tim Correia said Romem brings a fresh but experienced perspective on the U.S. economy, urban development and housing policy to Trulia’s Housing Economics Research team.
In 2018, American consumer debt reached a whopping $4 trillion, contributing to tightening affordability concerns in the housing sector. LendingTree recently released a report that highlighted the best U.S. metros for paying off debt. Find out which cities made the cut.
Although affordability continues to be a deterrence to homeownership, data suggests Americans still strongly consider it to be a part of the American dream, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Americans are remaining in their homes longer than ever before, and recent data indicates that homeownership tenure has risen 10% just from 2017. But why are homeowners staying put and what does that mean for the housing market's future?
The housing market is projected to heat up in 2019 and new data from Realtor.com indicates this push will predominantly be driven by Millennial women. According to the company’s latest study, 50% of the top 20 fastest growing buyer first names belong to Millennial women.
In a note to employees this week, Keller Williams Co-founder Gary Keller announced he will be coming back to the company to serve as CEO. Keller announced that as the company continues its technology transformation, he is stepping back into the role to lead the real estate industry "into the future."
Mortgage rates took a dive across the board, reaching their lowest levels in months, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said lower mortgage rates combined with continued income growth and lower energy prices are all positive indicators for consumers that should lead to a firming of home sales.