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Financing

Nearly Half of All Homebuyers Who Took Out Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Regret Their Decision

As mortgage rates began climbing at the start of 2022, a number of homebuyers took out adjustable-rate mortgages with the hope of saving money, but as rates continue to rise, many now regret doing so

Affordability

Millions Priced Out by Soaring Mortgage Rates in 2022

As the Federal Reserve doubled down on its efforts to tame inflation, millions of households were priced out by higher mortgage rates in 2022

Financing

How Low Will Mortgage Rates Go in 2023?

After soaring to a peak 7% in 2022, interest rates are expected to fall by more than a percentage point in 2023, but for a number of priced-out buyers, a slight increase in housing affordability won't be enough

Housing Policy + Finance

Central Bank Isn’t Backing Down—More Rate Hikes Ahead in 2023

The Federal Reserve is gearing up for another aggressive year of rate hikes meant to slow inflation, and while economists are optimistic, homebuyers are losing steam

Financing

Mortgage Demand Plunged at the Close of 2022 as Interest Rates Inched Higher

Mortgage application volume posted a double-digit decline during the last week of 2022 as interest rates climbed toward 7% after falling two weeks prior

Financing

Conforming Loan Limits Top $1 Million in High-Cost Markets

For the first time on record, the baseline conforming loan limit in high-cost areas has surpassed $1 million, meaning that fewer homes will require a jumbo loan in the year ahead

Housing Policy + Finance

FHA and GSE Loan Limits Will Increase in 2023

Rising FHA and GSE loan limits offer a glimmer of hope for the new-home sales market ahead of 2023

Financing

Just 3 in 100 Pandemic Homebuyers Are at Risk of Falling Underwater on Their Mortgage in 2023

Even if home prices fall 4% in 2023, pandemic homebuyers are backed by low fixed mortgage payments, strong credit, and a steady stream of equity

Builders

In the Race to Sell, Builders Are Offering Major Price Reductions

Home builders are offering rate buydowns to prospective buyers in order to bolster demand and sell homes faster 

New-Home Sales

Builders Are Slashing Prices to Sell Homes, but Not at 2008 Levels

Home builders are reducing sales prices and offering incentives to budget-conscious buyers, but at a much more reserved pace than in 2007 and 2008

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