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Chief Economist For NAR Predicts Uncertainty For Housing Market

Published by Forbes.com | May 5, 2022 NAR calculates purchasing a home is now 55% more expensive than a year ago. Two years after enduring the devastating financial impacts of Covid-19, the U.S. economy has made an impressive comeback, in large part due to a booming housing market. But as Lawrence Yun, chief economist for …

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Real Estate Expert on Whether Home Prices Could Come Down Amid Fed Rate Hikes

Published by FOX Business | May 2, 2022 Data recently released for February 2022 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. as limited supply and a race to lock in rising mortgage rates drove enticed buyers. First American Financial Corporation chief economist Mark Fleming discussed where he believes home prices are going …

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Inflation Edges Higher, Affecting Housing

Published by REALTOR Magazine | April 13, 2022 Over the last year, the cost of shelter has increased 5%, marking the largest increase in four decades The rate of inflation reached 8.5% in March, continuing at a 40-year high and showing few signs of relief for consumers. Higher gas prices, food, and housing costs fueled the consumer …

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How Millennials Are Keeping The Housing Market Alive

Published by FOX Business | April 13, 2022 The real estate market isn’t dead despite rising mortgage rates, one market expert says “What we’re still seeing is really strong demand in the housing market because of the shortage of houses that were built over the last eight or so years,” Advisors Capital Management partner Joanne Feeney told FOX …

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Mortgage Rates Are Surging Faster Than Expected, Prompting Economists to Lower Their Home Sales Forecasts

Published by CNBC | March 23, 2022 The 30-year fixed mortgage loosely follows the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury, which is now at the highest level since May 2019. The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage hit 4.72% on Tuesday, moving 26 basis points higher since just Friday, according to Mortgage News Daily. …

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Weak Mortgage Demand Could Get a Big Boost Amid Ukraine Crisis

Published by CNBC | March 2, 2022 While mortgage rates rose to the highest level in two years last week, they have since fallen quite sharply due to the war in Ukraine. Mortgage demand stalled last week, as interest rates hit a multi-year high, but that will likely change quickly. Rates are now falling fast …

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FORBES: Foreclosure Activity Falls To The Lowest Level Since March 2020

Published by Forbes.com | January 11, 2022 CoreLogic, a global property information provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights report for October 2021. For October, 3.8% of all mortgages in the United States were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 2.3 percentage point decrease compared to …

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Thousands could soon lose – or sell – their homes as Covid mortgage bailouts expire

Published by CNBC Business, Real Estate | December 2, 2021 The bailouts allowed millions of homeowners to miss payments, some for up to 18 months. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners could soon lose or sell their homes as Covid-related mortgage bailout programs expire. The federal government, big banks and mortgage servicers started emergency programs when …

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