Mortgage

Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Rates Hit New Low, While Mortgage Activity Stalls Out

By Aly Yale / July 3, 2020
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Mortgage activity dropped again, this time falling 1.8% over the week. Refinance applications were down 2%, while applications to purchase a home fell 1%. On both counts, activity is still much higher than one year ago. According to Joel Kan,…

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Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here's Why Sellers Should Act Now

Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here’s Why Sellers Should Act Now

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2020
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Despite all that’s going on in the country and its economy, home buying demand is surging. In fact, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications to purchase a home are now up 18% over the year. Home showing traffic has…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Activity Drops, While Rates Hold Steady

By Aly Yale / June 26, 2020
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Overall mortgage activity slid this week, with refinances dropping 12% and purchase loan applications dipping 3%. It was the first time purchase activity declined in months. Compared to last year, though, the market is still going strong. Purchases are up…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Applications Jump as Rates Hit New Lows Again

By Aly Yale / June 19, 2020
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Mortgage activity increased once again, with mortgage applications rising 8% over the week. Refinancing rose 10%, while purchase loan applications jumped 4%.  Though a 4% jump sounds minimal, it was actually the ninth straight week of increases and the highest…

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Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here's How to Buy Fast Before They Do

Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here’s How to Buy Fast Before They Do

By Aly Yale / June 17, 2020
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As home buying demand starts to pick back up, home prices have started to rise again. As of May 2020, the median national listing price was a whopping $330,000 — up 1.6% over last year and a new high for…

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What Is Loan-to-Value Ratio?

What is Loan-to-Value Ratio?

By Aly Yale / June 11, 2020
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Your loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is one of the many factors a mortgage lender considers when evaluating your loan application. Put simply, it’s a percentage that reflects the size of your mortgage as a total share of your home’s value. Here’s…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Activity Jumps, as Rates Hold Steady at Record Lows

By Aly Yale / June 11, 2020
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Both home buying and refinancing demand jumped last week.  According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, total mortgage applications rose 9.3% over the week, with refis increasing 11% and purchase applications jumping 5%. It was the eighth…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Activity Drops Thanks to Waning Refis

By Aly Yale / June 5, 2020
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Overall mortgage activity was down this week, thanks wholly to a steep drop in refinances. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinance applications were down 9% over last week. Purchase loan activity, on the other hand,…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Purchase Loan Applications Rise for Fifth Straight Week

By Aly Yale / May 22, 2020
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Mortgage activity fell slightly this week, with overall applications dropping 2.6%. Refinances were down 6%, while purchase loans actually increased the same amount.  Purchase loan applications have been steadily rising over the last month. Six weeks ago, they were 35%…

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8 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making an Offer on a Home

8 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making an Offer on a Home

By Aly Yale / May 21, 2020
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Finding that dream house is only the first step. If you want that home to be yours, you also need to impress the seller, out-best other buyers, and make a right-sized offer to get you there. Are you considering making…

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