Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months

Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months: Report Standard & Poor’s reported Tuesday that it’s closely watched Case-Shiller index declined in January for the fifth straight month. But according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), that’s stale news and doesn’t reflect what’s actually happening in the market right now. In fact, the independent …

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American Increasingly Optimistic About Homeownership

New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic About Homeownership Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company, today released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans …

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Having good rental history can help you get a loan

A good rental history can help borrowers First-time home buyers planning to purchase a house later this year may have a better chance of qualifying for a mortgage if they have had a history of paying their rent on time. Last year, credit-reporting agency Experian added a section to millions of credit reports showing on-time …

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Rates on 30-year mortgages hit record low

15-year fixed-rate mortgages also ties lowest rate on record CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Interest rates charged on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit a record low this week, averaging 3.91%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates. “Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have been at or below 4% for the last eight weeks and now …

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