Mortgage Rates Sink to Record Lows Again

Mortgage Rates Sink to Record Lows Again Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 16, 2011 Fixed mortgage rates dropped even more this week, continuing the trend in reaching new record lows this year, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.94 percent this week while 15-year rates…

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Which Home Improvement Projects Offer the Best Returns?

Which Home Improvement Projects Offer the Best Returns? Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 16, 2011 When it comes to remodeling, exterior replacement projects have routinely rewarded home owners with more bang for their buck. This year is no different: REALTORS® recently rated many exterior improvements as among the most valuable home investment projects…

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Residential Housing Ready to Awaken?

Residential Housing Ready to Awaken? After half a decade of withering sales and slumping prices, there are strong and diverse signs that the single-family housing market is poised for a rebound. In some metropolitan areas, the market has bottomed, with both sales and prices on the rise and foreclosures on the decline. This contrarian –…

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What Will Be Hot in Home Interiors in 2012?

What Will Be Hot in Home Interiors in 2012? On December 5, 2011, in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey Share| By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The design forecasts are rolling in for the new year and the predictions of what’s going to be popular in interior decorating in 2012. According to Beasley & Henley…

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Low Mortgage Rates Keep Housing Affordability High

Low Mortgage Rates Keep Housing Affordability High Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 09, 2011 Mortgage rates continued to be near record lows this week, keeping housing at affordable levels for most households. “Thirty-year fixed-rate loans have declined 0.62 percentage points from a year ago, and median sales prices on existing homes are off…

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Housing Still Great Investment, Americans Say

Housing Still Great Investment, Americans Say Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 09, 2011 Sixty-two percent of Americans say that purchasing a home is a good investment over the next 10 years, according to the Mortgage Index Study conducted on behalf of Bank of America. Affordability ranks high among the 1,104 consumers surveyed nationwide.…

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Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell?

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell? Daily Real Estate News | Monday, December 05, 2011 Sixty percent of real estate professionals advise their sellers to list a home during the holidays because it’s a good time to sell, according to a new survey conducted by Realtor.com. Why are the holidays such a good…

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Report Predicts Drop in Delinquencies Next Year

Report Predicts Drop in Delinquencies Next Year Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, December 08, 2011 The number of borrowers behind on their mortgage payments is expected to drop sharply by the end of next year, according to a new report released by TransUnion. Mortgage delinquency rates reflect the ratio of borrowers 60 or more…

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