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8 best long-term investments in June 2020
...matures. It’s about as safe an investment as exists, and the FDIC can guarantee your account at any individual insured institution up to $250,000 per depositor. The real risk on an IRA CD is......

7 best short-term investments in June 2020
...and to set one up . Risk: Savings accounts are insured by the FDIC at banks and by the NCUA at credit unions, so you won’t lose money. There’s not really a risk to these accounts in the short......

Best robo-advisers in June 2020
...investing, your returns aren’t guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) , so you can lose money. However, money that your robo-adviser puts in a cash account is typically......

Good News! The Re-Opening
...improvement (was 132.6 in February); Housing: Markets got excited by the “New Home Sales” data for April (623k), which was ever so slightly better than March (619k). The consensus was for a......

How Mortgage Consumers Can Profit From Slow Economy
...buy, sell, or refinance a home. Here’s why. Rates Are Low Mortgage rates are at their lowest level in nearly 50 years. According to lender Freddie Mac, which began tracking the data in......

Negative interest rates: What they are, how they work and whether they are coming to the U.S.
...McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. Hoffman agrees and points to mortgage rates in those countries where government bonds went negative. Even in those places, borrowers with mortgages......

Here’s Some Positive Housing Market News
Here’s some positive housing market news from realtor.com’ s Weekly Housing Trends Report for the week ending May 23. The numbers show more new listings than in previous weeks. That’s a sign......

Staying Apart, Together: How to cope after a tragic week
...interrupted by the pandemic. USA TODAY Money takes a look at  what the housing market is going to be like  in the coming weeks and beyond.  Are you spending your quarantine time catching up on......

WILL NEW YORKERS ABANDON THEIR CITY TO WORK AT HOME IN THE SUBURBS ?
...by fear but also by declining interest rates. As of this writing, mortgage applications were up six straight weeks, and the streak is likely to continue as mortgage rates registered another all-time......

Everything we know about Samsung Money video - CNET
...higher than the national average. deposits will also be insured by the FDIC for up to $1.5 million. So far, it doesn't sound a lot different from a regular debit card that's issued by a traditional......

April 2020 Pending Home Sales
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that April’s pending home sales pace dropped 21.8% last month and fell 33.8% from a year ago. This......

3 REITs Poised For Post-Pandemic Growth
...often followed with a steep increase in housing prices.” So while, “The housing market is projected to see a steep sell-off in the second half of 2020”… and, “The medium-term trend of the......

Is there a rent freeze in June? Can landlords evict tenants? Late fees, laws and what to do
...US Department of Housing and Urban Development's suspension of evictions and foreclosures. But it isn't always clear which laws apply to you and which don't -- or which ones an unscrupulous landlord......

A Booming Housing Market: Real Estate In These Cities Is Quickly Recovering
As mortgage applications, price appreciation and slowly growing new listings indicate that the national real estate industry is finally mending from the coronavirus, some housing markets are......

Remote home appraisal software options proliferate amid coronavirus
..." If mass appraisal information becomes readily available, it could make the housing market more efficient. Most borrowers need to line up the sale of their current home before buying their......

Mortgage Rates Hit New All-Time Low, But Rushing To Refinance Might Not Be Necessary
It was another record-breaking week for mortgage rates. According to the latest data from Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year loans bottomed out again, hitting a new all-time low of just 3.15%. That......

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Affordable Housing?
...Harris now leads Avanath’s acquisitions and strategic growth within the affordable housing market. In the interview below, he explains the reasons behind his optimism and shares his expectations......

30-Year Mortgage Rate Hits New Record Low
...Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Additionally, refinance activity remains elevated, and low mortgage rates have been accompanied by a $70,000 decline in average loan size of refinance borrowers......

Housing market has been surprisingly active during lockdown
...selling, which often makes builders like Pacesetter the best source of inventory. Mortgage rates are at record lows. And some house shoppers are saying if they have to be home more, it might......

Spike In Bidding Wars, Home Showings Demonstrates Fever Pitch In Buyer Demand
...are backed up by the continued increase in both the number of mortgage applications and the amount of money buyers wish to borrow. “Purchase applications increased 9 percent last week - the......

Oklahoma housing market slides through hazardous virus conditions
Homes sales in Oklahoma didn't hit the skids in April, just a patch of black ice, but everyone managed to keep it between the ditches. Like black ice, the effects of the coronavirus on housing were......

Austin housing market in good shape to bounce back from downturn
The Austin, Texas, area housing market had been on a 10-year roll before the coronavirus pandemic. Several market indicators nosedived as the effects began to be felt in the market in late March......

Philadelphia Multifamily Wrap-Up – May 2020
...Wolf signed an executive order placing a 60-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Check out our May list of Philadelphia must-knows: 1. LOAN – Lindy Property Management gets $76.7......

Refinance Rates Today, May 29, 2020 | Rates rise
...see where rates are right now? Lenders nationwide respond to Bankrate’s weekday mortgage rates survey to bring you the most current rates available. Here you can see the latest marketplace......

Today's Financial System Is Resilient -- But Are The Online Systems?
...They can’t withdraw money. Sometimes software glitches even cause accidental home foreclosures . For services this critical, these incidents are unacceptable. What can be done to prepare?......