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Reflecting on the 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

August 5, 2013: 

The sharp rise in mortgage rates from May to July of this year presents an opportunity to reflect on the merits of one pillar of the US mortgage finance system.

REALTOR® Commercial Markets Post Solid Growth in Second Quarter

July 31, 2013: 

The second quarter marked a noticeable improvement in the recovery trajectory of commercial REALTOR® markets.

2013 National Housing Pulse Survey: Homeownership Still a Priority for Renters

July 31, 2013: 

NAR's tenth Housing Pulse Survey shows a stronger environment for home sales and home ownership and less concern about jobs and foreclosures than in 2011.

2013 Housing Pulse Survey Graphic

July 31, 2013: 

The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future. 

The New Big Buyers: Middle-Aged Women

July 29, 2013: 

Single females have long been top consumers of real estate, but single females aged 45 to 54 years old are particularly increasing their share in many markets.

New-Home Sales Soar to 5-Year High

July 29, 2013: 

Rising mortgage rates are showing no sign of derailing new-home sales.

More Home Owners are Calling Remodelers

July 29, 2013: 

Remodeler confidence climbed in the second quarter as rising home prices continue to help make remodeling projects possible for more home owners, the National Association of Home Builders reports.

More Renters Say They Want to Own, Survey Finds

July 29, 2013: 

The majority of renters say home ownership is one of their highest priorities for their future, and they want to buy soon, according to a new survey.

10 Markets Where More Buyers Bring Cash

July 29, 2013: 

Your clients who plan to finance their home purchase may face some of the stiffest competition in these 10 markets where more than half of sales are all-cas

Existing Home Owners Move in on Market

July 29, 2013: 

Investors are lessening their footprint in the market, while move-up, move-down, and move-over buyers are stepping in.