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Mortgage Rates Hold Firm Going Into Thanksgiving Weekend
11/26/2021 3:02 PM
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.10%, unchanged from last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac. Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.10% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Nov. 24, 2021, unchanged from last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2....Read More
 
Mortgage Applications Up in November, With Refis Making Up More Than Half of the Share
11/26/2021 3:01 PM
Mortgage applications increased 1.8% for the week ending Nov. 19, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 63.1% of total applications from 62.9% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 3.4% o...Read More
 
Is That House You’re Considering a Flip? Here’s What to Know
11/26/2021 3:00 PM
(TNS)—Not all houses are created equal. In any given price range, every property you’re going to look at will have its pros and cons. This applies even more so if you’re considering a home that was recently renovated by a flipper. You certainly don’t need to avoid properties that are being flipped, but there are […] The post Read More
 
Real Estate Q&A: Who Pays Balance of Special Assessment if Property Is Sold?
11/26/2021 5:03 AM
(TNS)—Q: Our association will be remodeling the clubhouse, and there will be a significant assessment. We will have the option to pay off the amount in one lump sum or over 10 years. If I sell while paying off the assessment, am I responsible for paying the balance, or does the new owner take over […] The post Read More
 
New-Home Sales Continue Upward Momentum as Buyer Demand Remains Strong
11/24/2021 3:03 PM
Sales of new single‐family houses increased 0.4% in October 2021, posting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This is 23.1% below the October 2020 estimate of 969,000. Market breakdown: New-Home Sales: 745,000 For-Sale Inventory: 389,000 Mont...Read More
 
Suburbia Trending as Work-From-Home Options Grow
11/24/2021 3:01 PM
Suburban housing demand is increasing, according to a new report from realtor.com®, as work-from-home and flexible schedule options become the norm, allowing potential homebuyers to purchase outside their commuting zone. The findings: Share of suburban home shoppers increased 42.1% since the onset of COVID and took a 24% bigger share on Sep...Read More
 
Home Prices Keep Shattering Records: How Can Buyers Cope?
11/19/2021 5:02 AM
(TNS)—Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes—so much so that home prices shattered all records. Spurred by historically low mortgage rates, lack of inventory and a pandemic-inspired nesting instinct, buyers keep bidding up home prices. The median price...Read More
 
10 Tips for Buying Rental Property
11/17/2021 5:02 AM
(TNS)—If you’ve been watching reruns of HGTV’s “Income Property” and wondering if it’s time to buy an investment property and become a landlord, you’re not alone. Between a recent jump in inflation, historically low interest rates, and the mood of millennials to rent instead of own, buying rental property has been on an uptick in […] <...Read More
 
Real Estate Q&A: Can We Build Another House in My Side Yard?
11/13/2021 6:00 AM
(TNS)—Q: My property’s large side yard is more than big enough to fit another house. I want to deed part of my property to my son so he can build his home there. Should I get my mortgage lender’s permission to transfer the vacant land? Is there anything else I need to do? —Gregg A: […] The post Read More
 
Tax-Efficient Investing: 7 Ways to Minimize Taxes and Keep More of Your Profits
11/9/2021 3:01 PM
(TNS)—If you’re an investor, be sure to give special attention to the taxes you’ll have to pay on your investments. In many cases, you have ways to legally reduce, defer or even eliminate taxes on your investment gains and keep more of your profits. So it pays to know the smartest ways to minimize your […] The post Read More




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Mortgage Rates Hold Firm Going Into Thanksgiving Weekend
11/26/2021 3:02 PM
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.10%, unchanged from last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac. Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.10% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Nov. 24, 2021, unchanged from last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2....Read More
 
Mortgage Applications Up in November, With Refis Making Up More Than Half of the Share
11/26/2021 3:01 PM
Mortgage applications increased 1.8% for the week ending Nov. 19, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 63.1% of total applications from 62.9% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 3.4% o...Read More
 
Is That House You’re Considering a Flip? Here’s What to Know
11/26/2021 3:00 PM
(TNS)—Not all houses are created equal. In any given price range, every property you’re going to look at will have its pros and cons. This applies even more so if you’re considering a home that was recently renovated by a flipper. You certainly don’t need to avoid properties that are being flipped, but there are […] The post Read More
 
Real Estate Q&A: Who Pays Balance of Special Assessment if Property Is Sold?
11/26/2021 5:03 AM
(TNS)—Q: Our association will be remodeling the clubhouse, and there will be a significant assessment. We will have the option to pay off the amount in one lump sum or over 10 years. If I sell while paying off the assessment, am I responsible for paying the balance, or does the new owner take over […] The post Read More
 
New-Home Sales Continue Upward Momentum as Buyer Demand Remains Strong
11/24/2021 3:03 PM
Sales of new single‐family houses increased 0.4% in October 2021, posting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This is 23.1% below the October 2020 estimate of 969,000. Market breakdown: New-Home Sales: 745,000 For-Sale Inventory: 389,000 Mont...Read More
 
Suburbia Trending as Work-From-Home Options Grow
11/24/2021 3:01 PM
Suburban housing demand is increasing, according to a new report from realtor.com®, as work-from-home and flexible schedule options become the norm, allowing potential homebuyers to purchase outside their commuting zone. The findings: Share of suburban home shoppers increased 42.1% since the onset of COVID and took a 24% bigger share on Sep...Read More
 
Home Prices Keep Shattering Records: How Can Buyers Cope?
11/19/2021 5:02 AM
(TNS)—Home prices can’t keep going up forever. Can they? During the COVID-19 contagion, Americans proved willing to pay a premium for homes—so much so that home prices shattered all records. Spurred by historically low mortgage rates, lack of inventory and a pandemic-inspired nesting instinct, buyers keep bidding up home prices. The median price...Read More
 
10 Tips for Buying Rental Property
11/17/2021 5:02 AM
(TNS)—If you’ve been watching reruns of HGTV’s “Income Property” and wondering if it’s time to buy an investment property and become a landlord, you’re not alone. Between a recent jump in inflation, historically low interest rates, and the mood of millennials to rent instead of own, buying rental property has been on an uptick in […] <...Read More
 
Real Estate Q&A: Can We Build Another House in My Side Yard?
11/13/2021 6:00 AM
(TNS)—Q: My property’s large side yard is more than big enough to fit another house. I want to deed part of my property to my son so he can build his home there. Should I get my mortgage lender’s permission to transfer the vacant land? Is there anything else I need to do? —Gregg A: […] The post Read More
 
Tax-Efficient Investing: 7 Ways to Minimize Taxes and Keep More of Your Profits
11/9/2021 3:01 PM
(TNS)—If you’re an investor, be sure to give special attention to the taxes you’ll have to pay on your investments. In many cases, you have ways to legally reduce, defer or even eliminate taxes on your investment gains and keep more of your profits. So it pays to know the smartest ways to minimize your […] The post Read More