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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 […]
September 10, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 3-10, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage lending sets a 20-year record with $1.1T in Q2 (HW, Sept. 9) And refi volume for the third quarter will be even higher U.S. lenders issued a staggering $1.1 trillion in home loans between April […]
September 3, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 27-September 3, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Why is the housing market thriving in a pandemic? (Housing Wire, September 3) Low mortgage rates coupled with a shift to working at home are driving demand, Yun says The deadliest pandemic in more than a […]
August 27, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 20-27, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Home Prices Hit Record Highs. Is It a Bubble About to Burst? (Realtor.com, August 24) In some metropolitan areas, prices have shot up by more than 20% in the past year alone. Just how sustainable is […]
August 20, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 13-20, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Homebuilding is on Best Pace in Over a Decade (Mortgage Daily News, August 18) Residential construction rates soared in July with both permits and starts increasing from their June pace by double digits and topping 2019 numbers […]
August 13, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 6-13, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Peak Homebuying Season Arrives Late (The M Report, August 10) Realtor.com predicted the peak of home buying season will be in August this year as opposed to the usual May. “Real estate activity in the U.S. […]
August 6, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 30 – August 6, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates tumble to new record lows this week (HW, August 6) All-time lows: The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 2.88% this week and the average 15-year rate is 2.44% Low mortgage […]
July 30, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 23-30, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories U.S. homeownership rate soars to an almost 12-year high (HW, July 28) The U.S. homeownership rate soared to an almost 12-year high in the second quarter as low interest rates allowed more Americans to qualify for […]
July 23, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 16-23, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Housing market defies expectations amid economic turmoil (Politico, July 22) Some areas of housing are actually doing better than they were before the coronavirus began sweeping the U.S. The U.S. housing market, the epicenter of the […]
July 16, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 9-16, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Average U.S. mortgage rate falls below 3% for the first time (HW, July 16) The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 2.98%, down from 3.03% last week, Freddie Mac says READ MORE…   Redfin: […]