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November 19, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, November 12-19, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates break record again, down to 2.72% (HW, Nov. 19) There have now been 17 consecutive weeks when average mortgage rates have been below 3%. the lowest rate in the survey’s near 50-year history This […]
November 12, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, November 5-12, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Home Purchasers Leaving Cities in Favor of Resort Towns (M Report, Nov. 11) …Deschutes County, Oregon, ranks second (just behind El Dorado County, California) “We’ve always described Bend as a second-home town, but now we’re seeing […]
November 5, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 29-November 5, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates drop to another historic low at 2.78% (HW, Nov. 5) Likely fueled from political and economic ambiguity, Khater said The average fixed rate for a 15-year mortgage remained unchanged from the previous week at […]
October 29, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 22-29, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories U.S. Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in Two Years (Realtor.com, Oct. 28) The numbers: The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city price index posted a 5.2% year-over-year gain in August, up from revised 4.1% in the previous month, […]
October 22, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 15-22, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates hit another record low this week (HW, Oct. 22) This week’s dip marks 13 consecutive weeks of rates below 3% READ MORE… Competition Heats Up for Entry-level Homebuyers (The M Report, Oct. 21) According […]
October 15, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 8-15, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories   Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to another all-time low (HW, Oct. 15) The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell to 2.81% this week, the lowest in Freddie Mac’s survey history, the […]
October 8, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 1-8, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Everything You Should Know About The New Mortgage Refinancing Fee That Goes Into Effect Dec. 1 (Forbes, Oct. 8) The new “adverse market refinance fee” is a 0.5% fee that will be charged to refinances sold […]
October 1, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 24 – October 1, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories New home sales crush expectations, but the supply is running out (CNBC, Sept. 24) -Sales of newly built homes jumped to the highest level in 14 years in August, but builders’ supply dropped to just 3.3 […]
September 24, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 17-24, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Home Sales Surge to Best Levels in 14 Years (Mortgage News Daily, Sept. 22) Existing home sales continued on a roll for the third consecutive month, hitting the highest level in August since December 2006. READ […]
September 17, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 10-17, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Freddie Mac Reported Lowest Mortgage Rate In History (The M Report, Sept. 11) Freddie Mac this week released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.86%, the lowest […]