Buying

April 2, 2019

Heading Into Spring

Home-Price Growth Slows: Home-price growth continued to slow in January, providing critical relief to buyers heading into the critical spring selling season.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 4.3% in the year ending in ...

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April 1, 2019

As the Housing Market Shifts to Favor Buyers

The recent slowdown in the housing market has been a boon for buyers. Since last summer, more properties have come onto the market; mortgage interest rates have dropped; and the rate of home price appreciation, once in the double digits, is waning.

But that still doesn't help the many ...

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March 30, 2019

Mortgage Rate Plunged

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage plunged 22 basis points this week, the largest one-week drop in 10 years, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage survey.

The Federal Reserve’s concern about the prospects for slowing economic growth caused investor jitters to drive down mortgage rates by the largest amount in ...

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March 28, 2019

'How's the Housing Market Right Now?'

The latest home-buying season is now in full swing! And if you're hoping to buy a house soon, listen up: The real estate market changes on a dime, so if you want to succeed in today's environment, you'll want to take its temperature and act accordingly.

Buyers ...

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March 27, 2019

Things You'll Love—and Hate

About Buying a Home This Spring, Welcome to the best and worst time to buy a home: spring! Yes, it's peak home-buying season. However, it’s no bed of roses.

Knowing what to expect is half the battle, and can help you use these highs and lows to your ...

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March 26, 2019

Stay Calm and Shop On

It is officially spring, and spring homebuying season is getting into full swing. It's important to shop around for the right home, but it's equally important to shop around for the right mortgage. In fact, shopping for a better mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of ...

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March 25, 2019

Get Your House Ready to Sell with These Helpful Tips

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, you’re probably wondering what you should do before you list it. Getting a home ready to sell doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, but it’s one where details really matter. To make the most of your new listing, take ...

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March 22, 2019

The Best Week to Sell

Is Quickly Approaching: Home sellers expecting the quickest sales may want to make sure the house is in tip-top shape for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming.

The best week to put a home on the market is March 31 to April 6, according ...

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March 21, 2019

Mortgages Becomes Easier for the Self-Employed

If you’re self-employed or a ‘gig’ worker, getting a mortgage just got easier. Americans who are self-employed and freelance or contract workers have long had to struggle to qualify for a mortgage, compared with those with W-2 forms or pay stubs that lenders can use to verify their incomes.

For ...

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March 18, 2019

How Will the Housing Market Fare This Spring?

Since the end of last year, home sales have slowed (a decline of 10 percent in December compared to a year prior), and properties have been sitting on the market for longer (46 days compared to 30 days a year ago).

Nevertheless, Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National ...

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