Monthly Archives: August 2017

Second Quarter Home Prices Eclipse 2016

Home Prices Jump 6.2 Percent in Second Quarter; Eclipse 2016 High WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) – The headstrong supply and demand imbalances in much of the country slightly tempered the pace of sales and caused home prices to maintain their … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

Mortgage Rates Inch Lower MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 10, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to its lowest point in six weeks.

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Should You Invest In Real Estate?

Should You Invest In Rental Real Estate? By Erik Carter August 9 Are you considering investing directly in rental real estate? With many people increasingly concerned about both stock and bond market valuations, you’re not alone. First, let’s take a … Continue reading

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Fannie & Freddie stick with FICO formula

Fannie and Freddie will stick with FICO formula for at least two more years By Kenneth R. Harney August 9 If you’ve been waiting for the long-anticipated news that the two dominant players in the home-mortgage arena – Fannie Mae … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Aug 3, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates not deviating much from the previous week.

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Tax-Free Exchange

Tax Free Exchange: A Valuable Alternative To A Home Sale By BENNY L. KASS August 1 Congress is currently talking tax reform. Two very important real estate benefits are on the so-called “chopping block”, either to be completely eliminated or … Continue reading

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Dogs major influence for Millennials home purchase

It’s A Dog’s Life For Millennials: What’s Really Driving Their Desire To Buy A House By JAYMI NACIRI August 2 Is the millennial homebuying surge about finally “growing up” and giving up mom’s home-cooked meals and laundry services? Is it … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac revising loan policy

Freddie Mac pulls back on loans with extra-low down payments By Kenneth R. Harney August 2 One percent down on a new home loan? Zero down? Generous gifts of thousands of dollars from mortgage companies to help you swing the … Continue reading

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