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Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.94% 5.1%
15-yr Fixed 4.36% 4.59%
1-yr Adj 2.77% 3.44%
* national averages
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11/12/2018 3:00 AM
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Show Us How You Staged It!
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Calling all stagers and real estate professionals! We want to see your best photos of staging the following areas in a home: The entryway, fireplace, and master retreat...Read More
 
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That spot over the stove is prime real estate in the kitchen these days. Lately that space is being reserved for a decorative hood, which is becoming the centerpiece of the kitchen...Read More
 
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10/29/2018 2:00 AM
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10/22/2018 2:00 AM
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10/15/2018 2:00 AM
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10/8/2018 2:00 AM
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The Concrete Craze in Home Design
10/1/2018 2:00 AM
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Hot Home Trend: Color Block Your Kitchen Cabinets
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Workforce Migration and Affordability: A Closer Look
11/14/2018 12:46 PM
The workforce is moving to less affordable areas. – In the last 12 months, more than 1.7 million LinkedIn members who lived in the 20 largest metropolitan areas moved from a more affordable place to a less affordable place. – Denver, San Francisco and Seattle were the top destinations for LinkedIn members. Although housing affordability...Read More
 
In Which States Did Properties Sell Quickly in September 2018?
11/12/2018 11:20 AM
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents reported that properties were typically on the market for 32 days (34 days on year ago), according to the  September 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1]  However, the difference in median days in the current month compared to the same month last year has started to narrow as h...Read More
 
September 2018 Housing Affordability Index
11/8/2018 10:53 AM
At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.77 percent this September, up 14.9 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in September moving the index down 8.4 percent from 160.1 to 146.7. The […...Read More
 
Third Quarter Single Family Metro Market Prices
11/6/2018 11:29 AM
The National Association of REALTORS® reported that quarterly home prices increased again this past quarter. Prices continued to rise, with 93% of the markets showing home price appreciation. While, single-family home price growth is slowing and median family incomes are rising, affordability has been declining. Knowing the mortgage rates and ...Read More
 
REALTORS® Expect Home Prices to Rise 2% Over the Next 12 Months
11/5/2018 8:37 AM
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “In the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make the most sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among approximately 3,000 REALTORS® who answered this question in the September 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the median ex...Read More