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.

Interest rates are homebuyer’s biggest concern in 2017, Zillow says



The majority (53 percent) of current home shoppers consider rising interest rates to be among the top factors impacting their ability to purchase a home, according to a new survey

How will the Fed’s latest interest rate hike impact housing?



The Federal Open Market Committee announced in its highly anticipated December meeting that it is finally raising the federal funds rate for the first time since exactly a year ago.

Recent Election Unlikely to Deter Chinese Investors Purchasing US Real Estate



According to an article in South China Morning Post, the recent election is thought to be unlikely to deter Chinese investors from buying US real estate. In fact, some experts think the level of investment may even increase.

Multi Property Landlords Face Further Regulations in UK



In September a policy statement from the Prudential Regulation Authority went largely unnoticed, but it will impact buy to let owners with a portfolio of investment properties

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