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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decrease for first time in weeks

    First-time buyers increase market share
    Mortgage interest rates have continued to increase, and last week even hit the highest level since 2013, but they decreased for the first time in weeks. And what’s more, it seems even the previous increasing trend hasn’t dampened the demand of this year’s homebuyers or kept first-time homebuyers out of the market.
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  • Who are today’s homebuyers?

    New report shows rise in surprising demographics
    New demographics have emerged as the leaders in the home buying market in 2018, according to a new report from Veritas Urbis Economics. In its new report, the company said homebuyers are increasingly “women, graying and without children.” Those are three separate categories, not one.
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  • LendingTree reveals the cities with the highest rates of denied mortgage applications

    Here are the leading reasons for denials
    [Expert commentary] As the spring selling market heats up, buyers continue to face increasing odds against finding their dream homes. Inventory is low, demand is high and rates have been steadily creeping upwards for months. These factors are only complicating what can already be an arduous experience for would-be homebuyers hoping to get approved for a mortgage. In a new study analyzing more than 10 million mortgage application records, LendingTree found nearly one out of every 10 mortgage applicants, or 8%, is denied at the national level.
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  • Here's what borrowers could save by getting additional mortgage quotes

    Here’s what they could save with just one more quote
    Once borrowers begin their home-buying process, they rarely shop around for their mortgage, most often preferring to go with the first lender they find. As it turns out, this could be causing them to lose out on a lot of money, according to the April Insight report from Freddie Mac. Here’s what borrowers could be saving.
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  • This is why Millennials have yet to flood housing market

    Largest generation isn’t fueling home buying market
    Millennials are the largest living generation, however, according to Freddie Mac’s March Insight report, they are falling short of dominating the housing market. With the youngest Millennial turning 24 this year, many are beginning to wonder what’s keeping the largest generation since the Baby Boomers from entering the housing market, and what will happen when they do.
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  • Millennials lead all other generations in buying homes

    Most likely generation to use Realtors
    Millennials held the highest share of home buying activity out of all other generations for the fifth consecutive year. Just over one-third of all home purchases were made by Millennials, however, low levels of housing inventory and higher home prices continue to hold back many potential buyers.
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  • From HW Magazine

    What features do buyers really want in today's housing market?

    Unpacking which investments pay off in new builds and remodels
    Would-be homeowners are inundated with picture-perfect examples of new and remodeled homes brimming with upgrades. But in the real world, homebuilders and investors must calculate the rate of return on these sometimes fleeting trends, weighing what buyers want with what they can actually afford. This feature looks at which features buyers of different age demographics consider the most important, and what that means for sellers.
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