Mortgage giants predicting growth in 2013 home sales

Economists at the Mortgage Bankers Association and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are predicting that growth in housing sales and price stability will boost demand for purchase mortgages next year. The Mortgage Bankers Association expects purchase loan originations to grow by 16 percent next year, to $585 billion from an estimated $503 billion …

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Home Values See Highest Monthly Increase Since 2006

Zillow: Home Values See Highest Monthly Increase Since 2006 Zillow┬áissued a released Friday reporting that both national home values and rents rose in the month of April. According to the April Zillow Real Estate Market Reports, national home values rose 0.7 percent in April to a Zillow Home Value Index of $147,300. This is the …

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Increasing Rent and Asking Prices

While reports on home prices have been mostly uninspiring, with some flickering of hope here and there, rent prices continue to make significant strides, with rent increasing more than 10 percent compared to a year ago in certain markets, according to findings Trulia released Thursday. Rent prices rose 5.6 percent in April compared to a …

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More mortgage relief from the White House – but congressional ‘ok’ doubtful

An summary update (by CAR.org) on the mortgage relief plan by the federal government, covering an article by The Mercury News: In his State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a plan to help responsible borrowers and support a housing market recovery. Details of that plan were released yesterday. However, funding for the …

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