Monthly Archives: June 2018

Mortgage Rates Rise

Mortgage Rates Back on the Rise MCLEAN, Va., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that after declining for two straight weeks, mortgage rates reversed direction … Continue reading

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No Slump Materialized after New Tax Law

The new tax law was supposed to cause a slump in housing values. It hasn’t materialized – yet. By Kenneth R. Harney June 13 What if Congress passed a massive tax bill with scary cutbacks in deductions for homeowners – … Continue reading

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May – Homes Sold in Record Time

In May’s red-hot housing market, homes sold in record time By Diana Olick June 14

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Lien Priority According to Timing

Lien Priority Matters By Bob Hunt June 4 When it comes to liens, California has adopted a “first in time, first in right” system of priorities. As authors Miller and Starr, the widely-acknowledged gurus of California real estate law, put … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers hold onto their homes

Real estate headache: Baby boomers who won’t sell their homes BY AIMEE PICCHI June 6 Thanks to their sheer numbers, the baby boomers have shaped society, driving social change and the economic expansion since the 1970s. But now they’re influencing … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates drop, but borrowers are not impressed BY Diana Olick May 30 After a sharp rise, mortgage interest rates stepped back a bit last week, but that did nothing to juice borrower demand.

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Home Price Increase “not sustainable”

Run-up in home prices is ‘not sustainable’: Realtors’ chief economist By Diana Olick May 29 Home values have been rising for six straight years, and the gains have been accelerating for the past two years. Unlike the last housing boom, … Continue reading

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