Is housing looking up?

USA Today posted an article entitled: “Housing outlook is more upbeat.”  Apparently, it’s believed that the housing market is finally nearing the bottom for good.  According to the article, both home sales and home building are expected to rise this year–after the steep decrease in both the past five years.  Here are just a few …

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Risk of Strategic Default Rising in Low-Risk Areas

Negative equity remains one of the biggest challenges for the housing market. For some borrowers it can become their rationale to stop making mortgage payments and intentionally default on the loan. The risk of such strategic default is rising among loans that have “always performed,” according to the credit analysts at Moody’s Analytics. They say …

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The case for home ownership is looking stronger

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, despite the gloom you hear, there are growing indications that it is a good time to buy. Mortgage rates, which fell to 4.55% for the week ending June 2, according to Freddie Mac, are near 50-year lows. Homes have become more affordable than they have …

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Home Affordability Returns to Pre-Bubble Levels

Home affordability returned to pre-bubble levels in a growing number of U.S. markets over the past year as price declines laid the groundwork for a housing recovery. Home values in the United States posted their largest quarterly decline since the first quarter of 2009, falling 2.6 percent as the temporary stimulus of the home buyer …

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