N.A.R. Midyear Forecast
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:40:59 GMT
A stronger economy, wage growth and an improving job market are expected to march home sales and prices higher in 2018, but low supply and weakening affordability will tamper the rate of increases.
Mortgage Delinquencies Down In Q1
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:40:06 GMT
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association foreclosures are up slightly despite delinquencies falling to pre-housing crisis lows and continuing to slide.
Mortgage Rates Move Up to Highest Level in Seven Years
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:21:12 GMT
Freddie Mac reports 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.61 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending May 17, 2018, up from last week when it averaged 4.55 percent.
Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, But...
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:20:39 GMT
New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased more than expected last week, but the number of Americans on unemployment rolls fell to its lowest level since 1973.
Rethinking Real Estate Valuations
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:20:06 GMT
Appraisals are a vital part of the real estate transaction and have traditionally been done in-person by an experienced appraiser, but efforts to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and incorporate more innovation, technology and data in the valuation process are expanding the use of alternative valuation methods.
Valuation Partners Launches Tool For Appraisal Process
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:19:32 GMT
This week, appraisal management company Valuation Partners announced the launch of a new appraisal tool that aims to increase transparency and minimize delays associated with appraisal appointments.