A New Year for Our Industry

I enjoyed reading this article by the editor of DSNews.com, and thought you might too: CEO’s Corner: A New Year for Our Industry With a New Year comes new challenges for our industry – and the promise of a better tomorrow. For homeowners. For our economy. For our nation. As it does for many Americans, …

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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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Five bright spots in real estate recession

The real estate market meltdown was much more severe and has lasted much longer than even the most bearish housing market observer would ever have predicted. Rather than values taking a dip, they’ve taken a double dip in many places; and the housing sector drama has infected the job market and the entire world’s economy. …

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Congressman Suggests Extension of Conforming Loan Limit

Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-New York) sent a letter to House Appropriators Thursday urging them to extend the temporarily increased conforming loan limit that will otherwise expire October 1. Ackerman was joined by 36 members of Congress in his request. Ackerman suggested the conforming loan limit extension be built into the continuing resolution that will keep …

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