Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing



A recession is coming. But not quite yet. Certainly, we’ll see another recession but for now, the Federal Reserve continues trying to keep the U.S. economy balanced with moderate inflation and moderated economic growth.

Mortgage demand falls as higher interest rates bite



Mortgage companies are seeing lower demand from would-be homeowners and refinancers after interest rates hit their highest level in almost five years last week.

Home equity available to borrowers hits all-time high



Rising home values mean that homeowners are getting richer. Now, the amount of equity available to homeowners is at an all-time high, according to mortgage industry solution provider Black Knight Financial Services.

Money’s Becoming Expensive with Rising Interest Rates



Investors and homebuyers haven’t had to pay close attention to interest rates for quite some time. But that’s changing. Sure, we’ve been reading that rates are going up

Mortgage applications rise on low interest rates



The number of mortgage applications finally grew last week, thanks to a surge of refinancing applications that came about as interest rates headed south.

Homebuyers Advised to Start Mortgage Applications Early



An article in Realtor.com is advising people looking to buy a home to begin their mortgage applications earlier rather than later. Apparently, many people underestimate exactly how long it takes

More New Norms for US Real Estate Market



A macro look at the U.S. and global economies indicates the US real estate markets are remaining stable and should do the same for at least six months to two years. Or until an unforeseen major economic event occurs.

70% of renters say they can’t afford a down payment to buy a home



Even though a mortgage payment is more affordable than a rent payment on a monthly basis, renters say they can’t buy a home due to the pricey down payment.

Mortgage Too High? How to Refinance Your Home



When you secure a mortgage for a new home or for one that you already own in order to make improvements or to cover an emergency, you might think that you can afford the rate that is offered. After a few years of paying the same rate,

What to consider with a Second Mortgage



However, some homeowners that have gotten over the huge bust of the last of the last cycle when so many home values went underwater are again considering second mortgages.

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