The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage started the year more than a full percentage point above its average last year at this time.
Presentation slides from the 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers webinar given by Jessica Lautz on August 6, 2013.
Presentation slides from the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends webinar given by Jessica Lautz on July 16, 2013.
Presentation slides from the 2013 Home Feature Survey webinar given by Jessica Lautz on July 23, 2013.
Presentation slides from the webinar on the 2013 Profile of Commercial Members and 2013 Member Profile, given by Jessica Lautz on July 30, 2013.
Presentation slides from the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers webinar given by Jessica Lautz on November 20, 2013.
Rising mortgage rates are biting into home sales, a trend that will likely continue as interest rates readjust in the new year.
Find out where real estate is most undervalued, but where prices are predicted to increase in the new year.
Pending home sales stabilized in November with a slight gain, according to NAR. Monthly increases in the South and West offset declines in the Northeast and Midwest.
Home price growth was robust in 2013 compared to 2012 and is currently forecast by NAR Research to finish the year 11.3% stronger. This improvement is important for the market as it has created equity for homeowners, boosted buyer confidence, and pulled many underwater homeowners into positive equity positions.