Category Archives: Industry Update

Mid-year Housing Report: Refinances down… modification interest rates up

At the beginning of 2014, experts made predictions on what the state of the housing market would be in the coming year. We visit those predictions to see how they stack up against what’s really occurred and what may yet … Continue reading

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At the Halfway Point – Midyear Mortgage Update

1. Mortgage rates haven’t risen as predicted and may not this year.  It was expected that with the easing of Federal Reserve purchases of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries as well as the housing recovery that interest rates would rise … Continue reading

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2014 Real Estate Trends – What Do Buyers Want?

Active lifestyles and caution about the condition of the housing recovery are the drivers setting expectations and desires for today’s homebuyers.  A recent conference of real estate editors, held in Houston, discussed what buyers currently want and why. 1.    Paths … Continue reading

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