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Mortgage Rates Spike Above 3-Month Highs

Mortgage Rates Spike Above 3-Month Highs

Mortgage rates rose abruptly this week. The move was initially motivated by an article suggesting the European Central Bank (ECB) was nearing consensus on the need to decrease the amount of bonds it’s buying. Such bond purchases have been a key motivat…

Worried about housing? You’re not alone

Worried about housing? You’re not alone

Rising mortgage rates, overheating home prices, pre-election jitters — reasons to lose confidence in the housing market are growing.

Hurricane Matthew could inflict $200 billion in damage to coastal homes

Hurricane Matthew could inflict $200 billion in damage to coastal homes

Just figuring for water damage, CoreLogic says the damage from Hurricane Matthew to homes along the coast could be extensive.

Check out the US’ great neighborhoods

Check out the US’ great neighborhoods

The American Planning Association is out with its 2016 list of “great neighborhoods.” Take a stroll through our photo gallery.

Rates Hold Near Long-Term Lows

Rates Hold Near Long-Term Lows

Mortgage rates recently moved back down to the range that prevailed for most of the past 3 months following Brexit (The UK’s vote to leave the European Union). Last week was just the first phase of that recovery and there was a risk that it would just …

Pending home sales fall 2.4% in third straight drop

Pending home sales fall 2.4% in third straight drop

Homebuyers retreated in August, unenthused by the meager supply of homes for sale and by accelerating prices.