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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

Good news for buyers: Columbus housing market snaps a 91-month streak

Inventory is up. For the Columbus residential real estate world, that says it all. The number of homes on the market in the city increased to nearly 5,600 in September, up 2.6 percent from this time last year and breaking a 91-month streak of declini.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 19th, 2018

Housing market slows as prices and rates rise, helping buyers in Denver, other cities

The housing market is slowing as prices and mortgage.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 19th, 2018

Rising mortgage rates starting to take a bite out of Hawaii home sales

The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage has risen by about three quarters of a percent from the start of this year, and a full percentage point since this time last year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2018

Mortgage Applications Declining, Interest Rates Reach Multiyear Highs

New mortgage applications declined last as interest rates on new 30-year conforming loans rose to 5% for the first time since 2011......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 10th, 2018

Homebuilders Hammered Into Bear Market As Mortgage Rates Top 5%

For the first time since Feb 2011, US 30Y mortgage rates have topped 5.0%, according to Mortgage News Daily. As CNBC reports, the average rate on the 30-year fixed loan sat just below 4% a year ago,.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 9th, 2018

Mortgage rates jump past 5%, signaling more home price cuts ahead

Mortgage rates moved to the highest level in 8 years, and confidence in housing is now slipping. This as millennials are smack in the middle of their prime home buying years. Rates are expected to move even higher headed into next year. .....»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcOct 9th, 2018

U.S. housing market faces "5-percent" test

The U.S. housing market, already struggling with tight inventory and rising building costs, faces a fresh headwind as 30-year mortgage rates rise close to the 5 percent threshold for the first time in years......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 1st, 2018

U.S. housing market faces "5-percent" test

The U.S. housing market, already struggling with tight inventory and rising building costs, faces a fresh headwind as 30-year mortgage rates rise close to the 5 percent threshold for the first time in years......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 1st, 2018

Has Home Buying Time Finally Arrived?

As mortgage interest rates rise, home price increases have slowed their pace. Is now a good time to begin looking for a new home?.....»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstSep 30th, 2018

Pending home sales fall in August to the slowest pace since the start of the year

Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell for the second straight month to the lowest level since January of this year. Sales have fallen for four out of the last five months, as prices and mortgage rates increase. .....»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcSep 27th, 2018