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Mortgage rates are about to jump — but there"s something else keeping first-time buyers from purchasing homes

Tim Boyle / Getty Images The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark short-term interest rate Wednesday. The federal funds rate is closely tied to mortgage rates, which look poised to rise in 2018.  But there's something else that will more likely ke.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2018

Mortgage rates are about to jump — but there"s something else keeping first-time buyers from purchasing homes

Tim Boyle / Getty Images The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark short-term interest rate Wednesday. The federal funds rate is closely tied to mortgage rates, which look poised to rise in 2018.  But there's something else that will more likely ke.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2018

For-sale signs vanish and March home prices jump 6.8%

U.S. home prices climbed in March with buyers paying a premium as the number of homes up for sale decline and mortgage rates rise. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 29th, 2018

The temporary slide in mortgage rates could give new hope to first-time home buyers

The temporary slide in mortgage rates could give new hope to first-time home buyers.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 5th, 2018

Homes in America are selling at a record pace, and the implications for buyers and sellers are significantly different

Paul Sakuma/AP Homes are spending the shortest time on the market in the eight years Trulia has been keeping track.  That's great for sellers who want to close quickly, but has created lots of comp.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 7th, 2018

US home sales fall 2.5% in April, Mortgage rates hit 7-year high

U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5% in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market.   &#.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 24th, 2018

Mortgage Rates Hit Seven-Year High as Ultracheap Era Ends

Mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since 2011, signaling a shift from a period of ultra-cheap loans to a higher-rate environment that could slow home price appreciation and squeeze first-time buyers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 18th, 2018

Era of Low Mortgage Rates Is Over

Mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since 2011, signaling a shift from a period of ultra-cheap loans to a higher-rate environment that could slow home price appreciation and squeeze first-time buyers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 18th, 2018

The Era of Low Mortgage Rates Is Over

Mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since 2011, signaling a shift from a period of ultra-cheap loans to a higher-rate environment that could slow home price appreciation and squeeze first-time buyers......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 18th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates hold steady through bond market churn

Rates for home loans showed almost no change in the most recent week, according to a survey from mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac, keeping financing costs for home buyers a bit higher than recent longtime lows, but still reasonable......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 13th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tread water through bond market choppiness

Rates for home loans showed almost no change in the most recent week, according to a survey from mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac, keeping financing costs for home buyers a bit higher than recent longtime lows, but still reasonable......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 12th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tick down as more home buyers choose to wait it out

Rates for home loans ticked down, offering some relief to home buyers, but housing market headwinds have left too many of them “fatigued,” in the words of one lender......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 9th, 2018

FICO shows mortgage applicants how to improve their credit scores

A new tool offers advice for would-be buyers hoping to qualify for affordable interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 8th, 2018

Charts That Matter – The Petroyuan, Fed Unwind And More

1. Matter of time rising Mortgage and Personal Loan EMI will start eating into household incomes. I expect Mortgage rates to easily cross 9%  so that will be the additional burden on household finances. This in my view will start […] T.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkAug 7th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates climb as housing market loses its mojo

Higher borrowing costs and house prices, fewer options, and a sense things aren’t going to get better for buyers are all weighing on the housing market, even as mortgage rates crept higher for the second week in a row......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 4th, 2018

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tick down, but can borrowers seize the opportunity?

Rates for home loans eased, but with little inventory to buy, owners may choose to remodel their existing homes instead......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 23rd, 2018

Again, Mortgage Rates Settle

For the fourth time in five weeks, mortgage rates have settled, with the average 30-year, fixed mortgage at 4.55 percent, a decline from 4.57 percent the prior week, according to Freddie MacR.....»»

Category: realestateSource: rismediaJun 30th, 2018

Case-Shiller Home Price Index Loses a Bit of Steam

Home price gains edged lower in April, a sign that rising mortgage rates may be putting slight downward pressure on what consumers are able and willing to pay for homes......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 26th, 2018

Mortgage rates move lower for the third time in a month

Mortgage rates move lower for the third time in a month.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 21st, 2018

U.S. Existing Home Sales Fell in May

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined in May for the second consecutive month, signaling that a runup in prices, rising mortgage rates and limited inventory may be holding down home purchases,.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018

Google has a hard time keeping its black employees

Google's employee attrition rates are highest for black and Hispanic employees......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJun 16th, 2018