Zillow: Home prices expected to rise 3.1% in 2013

More than 100 economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists project home prices will rise by 3.1% in the new year, up from the forecast of 2.4% in September, according to December 2012 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. Home prices are also expected to increase by 4.6% for 2012, which up from the former  forecast …

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Moderate Growth Projected for 2012

Overall, growth is expected to continue for the year, but at a modest rate, according to the Fannie Mae February 2012 Economic Outlook report. Economic growth is projected to be at 2.3 percent for 2012, an increase compared to 1.6 percent last year, according to the report. For the first time in seven years, the …

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Thirty-Year Fixed-Rate Matches All-Time Low

Fixed mortgage rates started the year at or near their all-time record lows, according to market data published by Freddie Mac Thursday. The GSE reports the interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 3.91 percent (0.8 point) for the week ending January 5, 2012. That’s down from 3.95 percent the previous week and matches …

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Freddie Mac Expects Low Mortgage Rates Through Mid-2012

Mortgage rates will likely remain very low, at least through mid-2012, according to Freddie Mac. Rates on 30-year conforming mortgages have hovered around 4.0 percent or lower for the past quarter. The GSE says that in large part due to the Federal Reserve’s program for extending the maturity date for mortgage securities it holds. This …

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