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Mortgage Applications Decrease in U.S. in Mid October

Mortgage Applications Decrease in U.S. in Mid October

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 16, 2020, U.S. Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent from one week earlier. Read More »


Single-Family Rents Uptick in August, Despite COVID Outbreak

Single-Family Rents Uptick in August, Despite COVID Outbreak

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index for August, national rent increased 2.1% year over year, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in August 2019. Read More »

Over 6 Million U.S. Renters, Owners Missed Housing Payments in September

Over 6 Million U.S. Renters, Owners Missed Housing Payments in September

Over 6 million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments and 26 million individuals missed their student loan payment in September 2020. Read More »

Recent U.S. Homeownership Gains Driven by Latin Americans

Recent U.S. Homeownership Gains Driven by Latin Americans

About 18% of the U.S. population identifies as Latin, yet they have accounted for more than 60% of new U.S. homeowner gains over the past decade. Read More »


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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated October 21, 2020 8:00 AM ET

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According to new research by Redfin, 22 percent of U.S. homebuyers and sellers said the upcoming presidential election is impacting their plans to buy or sell a home.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 2, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 4.6 percent from one week earlier.

The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 6.87% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 6.81% as of September 27, 2020.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending U.S. home sales in August 2020 continued to move upward, marking four uninterrupted months of positive contract activity.

"NAHB supports President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court"

The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting in their most recent Forbearance and Call Volume Survey that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 6.93% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 6.87% as of September 20.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report, the level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $43.6 billion (1.2 percent) in the second quarter of 2020.

The median home prices of single-family homes and condos in the third quarter of 2020 are less affordable than historical averages in 63 percent of counties with enough data to analyze, up from 54 percent a year ago.

According to a new housing report by Redfin, median U.S. home sales prices increased 14% from 2019 to $319,978 in August 2020 -- the highest on record. The 14% year-over-year increase was the largest since August 2013.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2020 topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 18, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 6.8 percent from one week earlier.

Fastest home sales are in swing counties, a reflection of rising interest in the suburbs as the pandemic drives homebuyers to prioritize space

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 11, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.

According to a new report by Redfin, U.S. median home sale prices increased 13% from August 2019 to $319,178--the highest on record. This 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013.

CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI) for July 2020 shows a national residential rent increase of 1.7% year over year, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in July 2019.

The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting this week that U. S. mortgage credit availability decreased in August 2020. Mortgage credit supply fell to its lowest level since March 2014, driven by a reduction in supply from both conventional and government segments of the market.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 4, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier.

Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top "Work from Home" county in the United States. Two Colorado counties - Douglas and Broomfield - appear in the top 10 at second and ninth, respectively.


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