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REALTORS® Respond to EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Revision
Shannon McGahn, NAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement after the EPA yesterday unveiled a proposal to change the Waters of the U.S. definition in order to......

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Low in the Third Quarter
by office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping centers, or other income-producing properties. The FDIC delinquency rates for bank and thrift held mortgages reported here do include loans......

Single-family Home Development Slows in 2018
home development has slowed in 2018. According to LA Build Corp. , the housing market has become saturated this year —largely because housing prices have pushed some buyers out of the market—and......

Hanley Wood Sold To Private-Equity Firm, Merges With Research Company
full homebuilding lifecycle, from land acquisition and property development and build, to new home sales and marketing. “Today marks a historic moment for and Meyers Research," Meyers said in......

Tight competition makes mortgage lenders pessimistic about profits
lowest reading for GSE-eligible and its lowest for non-GSE eligible loans. "Rising mortgage rates and lean inventory amid solid home price appreciation have discouraged both first-time and......

Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December
December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, but it can be a great month for home buyers who have been sidelined to finally make their move. This month may be busier than previous......

Solutions For A New Housing Crisis
economy, scholars, economists, and middle-class Americans — once the bedrock of the housing market — are increasingly worried about the housing affordability crisis that continues to crop up......

Mortgage applications increase as falling rates boost refis: MBA
Mortgage applications rose 1.6% from one week earlier as falling interest rates contributed to a boost in refinance activity, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. "The 30-year fixed......

OCC sees sharp drop in mortgages serviced by large banks
were current and performing, up from 94.8% a year earlier. New foreclosures fell 3.7% to 28,508 in the third quarter from the previous quarter and fell 16.8% from a year earl......

Robots and Millennials: Joining Forces To Change The Future of Work
could provide clients with basic information about services and unsecured information like mortgage rates. This freed up human employees for more complicated interactions, customer support, and......

Wilmington home sales rebound in November
seems to have rebounded from Hurricane Florence as November's number of home sales was the most for the month since the height of the housing bubble. "Home sales in New Hanover County in November......

Fed Up With Your Bank? These 7 Options Will Make You MUCH More Money
1%. Bank account alternatives for your money How small? According to the FDIC, the recent averages are . With the inflation rate just north of 2%, you're losing money every day you have it sitting......

Important mortgage rate advances for Wednesday
Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today, but one key rate trended upward. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage trended upward, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed decreased......

Refinance mortgage rate trends higher for Wednesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated December 11, 2018. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

Who's That Knocking at the Door? Do Me a Favor, Touchscreen Them In!
Professional Journalists . He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national......

Saving versus investing: What’s more important and why
only way a bank savings account at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank can lose value. Investments, such as stocks or mutual funds, aren’t insured against loss. Savings and investing......

'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness
in urban communities where there's high cost of housing, a tight housing market and limited rent control along with low and non-sustainable wages," she said. "Homelessness is also a much more......

More Phishing Scams Reported: Here’s What You Can Do
members to help “Support Diana” with a financial donation through a GoFundMe page. NAR warned that the email was not from the association or the REALTOR® Party. NAR says it will never solicit......

Fannie, Freddie’s Holiday Gift: No Foreclosures
Mae and Freddie Mac announced a nationwide suspension of eviction lockouts on foreclosures for the holiday season. The foreclosure moratorium will last from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2, 2019, and applies......

Beware Of Black Sombreros
this year. For certain, the yield curve flattened at 3% keeps new mortgage rates near 5%. Home stats flatten at best, but no great overbuilding disaster lurks around the corner. Further, no excesses......

ULI Advances Placemaking: A Value to Real Estate
real estate experts, on a two-block stretch of Vista Avenue. Note : NAR’s Smart Growth grant was also used in Boise as part of NAR’s Walkable Communities pilot project which included sponsoring......

Property Values By State from 2005-2018
the FHFA expanded data set not seasonally adjusted data. [2] Based on NAR housing affordability index...

Home prices continue climb, but at truncated pace
perception staying at a steady level is a sign of a sturdy housing market," said Banfield. "Some homeowners may not be as aware of home value changes as the professionals who study the real estate......

How Will Wells Fargo Be Affected If Fed's Growth Restrictions Remain In Place For All Of 2019?
mortgage modifications, selling unwanted auto insurance, improperly charging fees for locking in mortgage rates, and adding chargeable add-ons to accounts without the customers’ permission. The......

Affordable Housing: What to Expect in 2019
a great impact on the multifamily industry in general and the affordable housing market in particular. Inna Khidekel, Managing Director, Bridge Capital Markets Group (Image courtesy of Bridge......