Mortgage rates took a breather this week, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling slightly to 6.66% from 6.70% the previous week.
While the economy continues to deal with elevated inflation, data shows a slowdown in the growth of commercial real estate.
A quick snapshot shows the resilience of the American spirit in putting things back to normal after a major storm.
Mortgage rates rose by more than one percentage point in September 2022, making home buying 12% more expensive now than it was a month ago.
It is wise to promote a property's green or high-performance aspects to potential buyers, more than half of whom have expressed interest in such information.
Fewer buyers can afford to purchase in today's market, but in many areas of the country, the market does remain a seller’s market.
Mortgage rates surged this week as the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by another 0.75 of a percentage point.
In August 2022, single-family housing starts rose 3.4%, thereby stopping five straight months of decline.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 6.02% from 5.89% the previous week, reaching their highest level since 2008.
Consumer prices are still rising too aggressively and will force the Federal Reserve to take an even more hawkish stance to fight them; the overall CPI rose 8.3% from one year ago.
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