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Rethinking real estate valuations and tradit...

May 18, 2018
Appraisals are a vital part of the real estate transaction and have traditionally been done in-person by an experienced appraiser. But efforts to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and incorporate mo [more]
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Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage rises ...

May 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – May 8, 2015 – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30 [more]
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NAR: Majority of metros experiencing widenin...

May 09, 2015
WASHINGTON – May 8, 2015 – Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are going to f [more]
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1 in 4 renters spend half their pay on housi...

May 04, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – Canadians Edward and Arlene Fairbrother are selling their $395,000 Central Florida vacation home for a $30,000 loss but, because of favorable exchange rates, they expect [more]
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Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3....

May 02, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – May 1, 2015 – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remain near historic lows with the spring home-buying season underway and showing strong sales. Mortga [more]
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‘This is no housing bubble’

May 01, 2015
CHICAGO – April 30, 2015 – Home prices are rising more rapidly than they did just a few months ago, as demand outpaces supply. Existing-home sales surged 9 percent year-over-year in March, and home pr [more]
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Fed gives no sign of imminent interest rate ...

May 01, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – April 30, 2015 – The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might [more]
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Canadian bank to clients: Fla. homes still a...

Mar 09, 2015
TORONTO, Canada – March 9, 2015 – As Canadians head south for spring break to escape the winter chill, U.S. housing affordability remains good despite a stronger U.S. dollar, according to a new outloo [more]
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Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3....

Feb 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 27, 2015 – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company [more]
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Buyers may find mortgages easier to get

Feb 25, 2015
NEW YORK – Feb. 25, 2015 – Good news for potential home shoppers: A Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) index shows [more]
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The Time to Buy a House Is Now!

Feb 25, 2015
WASHINGTON – Feb. 25, 2015 – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen provided Congress with an upbeat view of the labor [more]
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