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Want to Know Where the Market is Heading? Just Look at Cancellation Rates

In this article Trying to time the market isn’t really possible—or even advised—in real estate. But if you were to try? One might look at cancellation rates—or the rate at which builders’ new home orders are canceled by consumers. Over the last year or so, they’ve certainly signaled the market’s trajectory well, mirroring buyer sentiment

By |2023-09-21T09:51:00-07:00September 20th, 2023|Industry News|

The Government Wants to Make FHA Mortgages More Accessible—How Will This Impact Investors?

In this article The Federal Housing Administration made a move last week that will make it a little easier—at least for some borrowers — to get an FHA loan moving forward. Thanks to a new waiver, lenders no longer have to flag an FHA loan rejection in the agency’s system.  Previously, this flag was used to alert

By |2023-09-19T09:50:52-07:00September 18th, 2023|Industry News|

Zillow Launches 1% Down Program—Could It Help Investors?

In this article Mortgage rates soared to their highest point in over two decades last month. Just days later, Zillow launched a product that fights back against those higher costs. The company’s 1% Down Payment program, which went live Aug. 24, allows eligible borrowers to make just a 1% down payment when buying a house.

By |2023-09-06T09:53:54-07:00September 5th, 2023|Industry News|

Only 16% of California’s Residents Can Afford a Home—Is it Even Possible to Invest There?

In this article It’s no secret that California real estate isn’t exactly affordable. In fact, a new report from the California Association of Realtors (CAR) only drives that point home even more. According to CAR’s data, California housing affordability has now slid to its lowest level in nearly 16 years. Only a mere 16% of

By |2023-09-05T09:53:34-07:00September 2nd, 2023|Industry News|

Mortgage Rates Reach the Highest Point in 20 Years—How Much Higher Will They Go?

In this article Mortgage rates have been trending upward since last March when the Federal Reserve began tightening the reins on inflation. Last November, they even hit a 20-year high, clocking in at over 7% on the typical 30-year loan. Now, less than a year later, they’ve broken that record again, notching yet another two-decade

By |2023-08-26T09:51:14-07:00August 25th, 2023|Industry News|

Minneapolis Has the Lowest Metropolitan Inflation Rate in the Country—It Started With Zoning

In this article The Federal Reserve has been actively trying to tame inflation for over a year now. Since March 2022, the central bank has hiked its benchmark interest rate 11 times—all in hopes of getting inflation down below 2%. While the efforts have so far proven unsuccessful (the nation’s inflation rate is 3.2%, as

By |2023-08-18T09:52:44-07:00August 18th, 2023|Industry News|

“The Housing Recession is Over” Says NAR—Is It?

In this article Home prices have increased steadily month-over-month since February. In fact, home prices went up a whopping 4% between February and May alone, according to the CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Index released in July. And while today’s prices are still slightly below year-ago numbers, the continued uptrend has many wondering: Has this latest housing downturn

By |2023-08-08T09:50:49-07:00August 7th, 2023|Industry News|

Home Prices Rise For the Fourth Straight Month—Which Markets Are Improving?

In this article Home prices seem to have turned a corner. While they’re still down compared to a year ago, they’ve steadily climbed—at least month over month—since February.  In fact, between February and May, home prices increased a full 4%, according to the CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller Index released in July. Will that trend continue, though?

By |2023-08-03T09:51:13-07:00August 2nd, 2023|Industry News|
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