Interest Rates

What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

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After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices…

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The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

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The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply:

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The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

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Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to…

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The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

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If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are…

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Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

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Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking…

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What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?

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If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring…

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What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

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The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal…

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Mortgage Rates Are Dropping. What Does That Mean for You?

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Mortgage rates have been a hot topic in the housing market over the past 12 months. Compared to the beginning of 2022, rates have risen dramatically. Now they’re dropping, and that has…

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2023 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights From home sales to prices, the 2023 housing market will be defined by mortgage rates. And where rates go depends on what happens with inflation. If you’re thinking of buying…

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What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

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If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts…

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Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

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This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed….

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What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

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Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about…

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Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

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Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this…

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What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

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Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around whether we’re officially in a recession right…

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Four Things That Help Determine Your Mortgage Rate

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If you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years, that was easier to do…

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What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market?

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The housing market is rapidly changing from the peak frenzy it saw over the past two years. That means you probably have questions about what your best move is if you’re thinking…

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Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Themselves Right Now

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Rising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically since the beginning of the year. This is leaving some people who want to…

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

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Mortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you’re planning to buy a home. Here’s some information that…

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How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

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If you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage rates. Let’s take a look at each one. Inflation and the Housing Market This…

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Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

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Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current…

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