Last week NAR released median home price information that showed gains of 4.9 percent in July 2014 home prices compared to July 2013. This gain was slightly higher than the 3.7 percent seen in June and notably slower than double-digit price growth in summer/fall 2013.
Seasonally adjusted applications to purchase homes rose 2.7% for the week ending April 4th, the 4th consecutive increase. The purchase index is 13.9% lower than the same time in 2013. Purchase applications appear to have bottomed relative to last...
Seasonally adjusted applications to purchase homes ticked upward 0.9% for the week ending March 28th, the 3rd consecutive increase. The purchase index is 17.3% lower than the same time in 2013. Purchase applications appear to have hit or are...
To gain insight on the impact of the new law, NAR Research surveyed a sample of lenders with questions about the effect on their business and how the rule could in turn affect consumers.
Last week NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 9.1 percent in prices in February 2014 compared to February 2013, notably slower than trends in early summer/fall 2013 when price growth topped a double-digit pace.
The qualified mortgage (QM) rule was implemented in January of 2014. This law is intended to protect consumers by strengthening underwriting standards, but some have argued that the rules will raise costs and reduce access for consumers.
The qualified mortgage (QM) rule is the first of two rules that came from the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that will impact the housing market.
At the time of the nation’s independence the total population in the U.S. was 2.5 million. Philadelphia was the largest city with 40,000 residents - which would only fill about half the capacity at Lincoln Financial Field where its football team...
With a win by the socialist party in France’s presidential election, bond investors will be shifting money into U.S., U.K. and Germany. That means lower mortgage rates, at least temporarily, for U.S. consumers.
NAR takes its role as a leading source for housing information very seriously, and toward that end, NAR research will announce results of a year-long re-benchmarking process for existing-home sales on Wednesday, December 21. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the re-benchmarking process. You can also view this video for more details.
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