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Existing-Home Sales Fall, Inflation Too Tame

The Mortgage Corner After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst very low supply levels and robust price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors. … Continue reading

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Huge Jump In Existing-Home Sales

The Mortgage Corner Wow! Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.45 million in … Continue reading

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Best Existing-Home Sales Since 2007

Popular Economics Weekly Total existing–home sales, which are completed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co–ops, increased 4.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 million in September from a slightly downwardly revised 5.30 million in … Continue reading

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Pending Sales, Housing Construction Are Healthy

The Mortgage Corner Most of the Federal Reserve Governors have announced they don’t support raising interest rates until sometime next, year, and only if worldwide economic growth picks up. Why? The US Dollar is so strong that it’s hurting exports, … Continue reading

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Record Post-Recession Home Sales, Construction, Case-Shiller Prices in July

The Mortgage Corner With all the bad news coming from the stock market, it’s good to know that this hasn’t affected the housing market. In fact, it’s pushing interest rates lower, so that a conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate has … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales at 8-Year High

The Mortgage Corner It had to happen.  Why did June existing-home sales jump to an 8-year high? Fewer foreclosures is the short answer, hence more available for sale at market prices. But soaring consumer optimism due to an even better … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales, Mortgage Applications Soar

The Mortgage Corner Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by small decreases … Continue reading

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