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First-Time Buyers Are Choosing Conventional Over FHA Financing

An increasing number of first-time buyers opted for conventional, conforming loans rather than FHA-insured mortgages in January.


Americans’ Personal Income, Savings Increase Double-Digits

Coronavirus stimulus payments helped to heighten Americans’ personal income by 10% in January, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analys

Market Data + Trends

Existing Home Sales Inch Forward in January

Existing home sales inched forward last month, but the same could not be said of housing inventory, which remained 26% lower than last year.


Homeownership Remains the Largest Asset for Households

Homes remain the primary source of household wealth, according to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances.


How Will Rising Mortgage Rates Affect Homebuying?

Mortgage rates dipped slightly this week due to investor activity, but that may be the last of it.


Renters Are Four Months Behind on Payments, Analysis Shows

During a five-year period, approximately 7 million Americans lost their homes to foreclosure during the mortgage crisis and Great Recession.


Is This the End of Low Mortgage Rates?

For the first time in seven months, the rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage increased.

Market Data + Trends

Forget the Turkey, Buyers Were Hungry for Homes Last Week

Homebuyers appeared to be less impressed with their turkey and pumpkin pie last week as mortgage demand spiked 9% compared to the previous week.


Margaret Whelan on How Capital Is Fueling Innovation

Investment banker Margaret Whelan talks about labor constraints and how access to capital is fueling innovation in a home building industry not typically known for it


Pandemic Likely to Further Strain Cost-Burdened Homeowners

The number of homeowners that were cost-burdened dropped 9% overall during the past nine years, but low-income households only experienced half of

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