Items Tagged with 'should i buy a house now?'


  • On the rebound: Get ready for the 2018 surge of homebuyers

    Here's what MLOs and Realtors need to keep in mind
    'Rebound' might not be a good thing when referring to a dating situation, but it's not a bad thing at all when we're talking about housing. In fact, there are a lot of people 'on the rebound' that mortgage loan officers and their Realtor partners should be courting. Approximately 1.5-million consumers are eligible to buy homes in 2018. Ready?
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  • The 'perfect storm' blocking your business this spring-buying season

    A look behind spring's appraisal volume
    What’s presumed to be the hottest buying season of the year isn’t shaping up to that due to a flurry of factors that are growing into the perfect storm. For this week's appraisal volume data, Kevin Golden, director of analytics with a la mode, explained more on what's going behind the data at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Secondary conference in New York City.
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  • Homebuilder confidence continues to hit 10-year high

    Index suggests high rental prices pushing buyers into market
    Optimism among the nation's homebuilders continues to grow as confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes maintained its steady rise in September. And it doesn't stop there, potential borrowers are eyeing the market again thanks to these new factors.
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  • What does a Fed rate hike mean for housing and for you?

    Key housing economists weigh in on the Big Question
    The Federal Open Market Committee meets Wednesday morning and the big question is: will they raise interest rates? HousingWire surveyed some of the top analysts and economists in housing, and some of their responses were genuinely unexpected.
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  • CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% in July 2015

    Home prices projected to grow 4.7% by July 2016
    Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.9% in July 2015 compared with July 2014, according to CoreLogic. Texas led while Mississippi and Massachusetts bled. Want to know more?
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  • Rising home, construction prices knock a dent in affordability in 2Q

    Just 63.2% of new, existing homes affordable to those with median income
    Firming home prices in many housing markets resulted in a modest drop in nationwide housing affordability in the second quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Will this continue and what does it mean?
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