Economics



Federal Reserve Rates Up, Mortgage Rates Down?

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News
December 23, 2015

Mortgage loan rates have dropped over the last week.

Professional Builder exclusive research: 2016 market forecast survey
Features
December 15, 2015

Survey participants express cautious optimism, hoping for continuing improvement in the home building cycle next year

Best and Worst Places to Have Bought at 2012 Market bottom
News
December 09, 2015

San Jose was the best city to buy or rent in back in 2012, with benefits still felt today

News
December 03, 2015

Fannie Mae’s new HomeReady program is designed to help low and moderate income households enter the housing market

10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016

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News
December 02, 2015

All the cities that made the list had 60 percent more listing page views than the U.S. average

Home Prices Still Years Away from Peak
News
November 25, 2015

Home prices are growing about twice the rate of wages, but are still 17 years away from peak levels seen in 2006

How Will the Fed’s Rate Hike Affect Home Value Growth?
News
November 23, 2015

One housing expert says the rate hike can spur home value declines in coastal markets like Seattle and San Francisco

Most ZIP Codes with Good Schools Are Unaffordable
News
November 19, 2015

The best public schools in the country are in California’s priciest places

News
November 17, 2015

Some lenders feel more secure when affluent relatives co-sign

Slower Growth Predicted for Housing Market in 2016
News
November 16, 2015

High prices will exclude many first-time buyers from entering the market

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