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NAR Economic Forecast: Consumers Will Propel 2021 Growth
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
After the quickest recovery in the nation’s history, consumers with pandemic savings will “do more shopping, restaurant dining, traveling and in-person house hunting.” ...Read More
 
CFPB Preparing for Hectic Transition as Housing Protections End
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
The housing industry had an artificial pause button pushed during the pandemic, thanks to eviction moratoriums, forbearance programs, etc. As those draw to a close, CFPB proposed rules to maintain stability, and NAR commented with a suggestion that short sales might be the way to go. Read More
 
3 Issues That Could Affect Second-Home Sales
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
Financing for a second-home purchase could be limited, taxes could go up for 1031 like-kind exchanges, and policy updates are expected for national flood insurance. ...Read More
 
It’s Time: Prepare for the ‘21 Hurricane Season
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
The season starts in two weeks: June 1. What will happen to pets if you evacuate? What about work? What about school? If separated from family, how will you meet up? ...Read More
 
Rebranding: Quicken Loans to Soon Become Rocket Mortgage
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
After July 31, Quicken will retire its name and start using Rocket Mortgage, a subsidiary it formed in 2015 in order to completely automate the lending process. ...Read More
 
Fla. No. 1 for Median List Price, Most Expensive Home Price Gap
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
Realtor.com study: The median asking price for a Fla. home in April was $367,450; the asking price for the most expensive listing was $95M – a 25,754% difference. ...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Down a Bit – But Can It Continue?
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.94% from last week’s 2.96%, but with inflation apparently rising, they’ll likely change direction soon. ...Read More
 
Foreclosures Less Likely with Few Homes Underwater
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
Underwater homeowners – they owe more on their mortgage than their home’s value – are more likely to end up in foreclosure. But today, 1 in 3 owners with a mortgage (32%) have at least 50% equity, and only 1 in 21 (4.7%) owes 25% or more than their home’s current market value. Read More
 
What Type of Homeowner Opted for Forbearance?
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
About 4M owners chose to delay monthly mortgage payments using forbearance, and 1 in 3 (34%) used the money for essentials. Many now worry about what comes next. ...Read More
 
More Relocators than Locals Ask About S. Fla. Climate Change
5/13/2021 4:05 AM
Some agents say “elevation, elevation, elevation” is replacing “location, location, location” in S. Fla. But it still doesn’t top most buyers’ lists as a must-have. ...Read More




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NAR Economic Forecast: Consumers Will Propel 2021 Growth
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
After the quickest recovery in the nation’s history, consumers with pandemic savings will “do more shopping, restaurant dining, traveling and in-person house hunting.” ...Read More
 
CFPB Preparing for Hectic Transition as Housing Protections End
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
The housing industry had an artificial pause button pushed during the pandemic, thanks to eviction moratoriums, forbearance programs, etc. As those draw to a close, CFPB proposed rules to maintain stability, and NAR commented with a suggestion that short sales might be the way to go. Read More
 
3 Issues That Could Affect Second-Home Sales
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
Financing for a second-home purchase could be limited, taxes could go up for 1031 like-kind exchanges, and policy updates are expected for national flood insurance. ...Read More
 
It’s Time: Prepare for the ‘21 Hurricane Season
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
The season starts in two weeks: June 1. What will happen to pets if you evacuate? What about work? What about school? If separated from family, how will you meet up? ...Read More
 
Rebranding: Quicken Loans to Soon Become Rocket Mortgage
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
After July 31, Quicken will retire its name and start using Rocket Mortgage, a subsidiary it formed in 2015 in order to completely automate the lending process. ...Read More
 
Fla. No. 1 for Median List Price, Most Expensive Home Price Gap
5/14/2021 4:05 AM
Realtor.com study: The median asking price for a Fla. home in April was $367,450; the asking price for the most expensive listing was $95M – a 25,754% difference. ...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Down a Bit – But Can It Continue?
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.94% from last week’s 2.96%, but with inflation apparently rising, they’ll likely change direction soon. ...Read More
 
Foreclosures Less Likely with Few Homes Underwater
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
Underwater homeowners – they owe more on their mortgage than their home’s value – are more likely to end up in foreclosure. But today, 1 in 3 owners with a mortgage (32%) have at least 50% equity, and only 1 in 21 (4.7%) owes 25% or more than their home’s current market value. Read More
 
What Type of Homeowner Opted for Forbearance?
5/13/2021 5:05 AM
About 4M owners chose to delay monthly mortgage payments using forbearance, and 1 in 3 (34%) used the money for essentials. Many now worry about what comes next. ...Read More
 
More Relocators than Locals Ask About S. Fla. Climate Change
5/13/2021 4:05 AM
Some agents say “elevation, elevation, elevation” is replacing “location, location, location” in S. Fla. But it still doesn’t top most buyers’ lists as a must-have. ...Read More