Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Freddie Mac reported Thursday that mortgage interest rates have done a 180 and are now starting to climb, buoyed by positive housing data over recent weeks which show the market ended 2011 on a high note. Still, interest rates on home loans remain extremely low by historical standards. For the week ending January 26, the …

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Housing market strengthening slowly

The year 2011 is ending on a high note as economists anticipate some signs of recovery ahead. Prices appear to be reaching their trough, visible supply is on the decline, and banks are beginning – just slightly – to loosen lending standards, according to a fourth-quarter report from Capital Economics. However, Capital Economics warns these …

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Is recovery in sight for the housing market?

It looks as if the housing market is repeating history.  Turns out that like the stock market, real estate is relative and everything is cyclical, just like every other type of economics.  Prices and sales go up, and they go down.  And then they do it all over again. Although it’s a volatile market right …

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Reports Show Improvements in Commercial Property Sector

Reports by New York-based firms Moody’s and Real Capital Analytics show positive trends in the commercial property sector that experts are attributing to improved credit conditions. Commercial real estate prices and transactions are both improving, the reports show. Moody’s reported a 4.3 percent increase in commercial real estate prices during September, marking the first increase …

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