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January 23, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates drop to a 3-month low; Housing starts jump to a 13-year high… Mortgage rates drop to three-month low (HW, Jan. 23) The average U.S. fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage now sits at 3.6% […]
January 16, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  “The mortgage market saw a strong start to 2020. Low rates and the solid job market continue to encourage prospective buyers to enter the market.” Mortgage rates fall to 3-month low (HW, Jan. 9) The average […]
January 9, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 2-9, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Homebuying sentiment is up; rates are down; and other housing industry news… Homebuying Sentiment Up Sharply from 2018 (Mortgage News Daily, Jan. 7) READ MORE… Mortgage rates likely to remain low as geo-political tension mounts (HW, […]
December 19, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, December 12-19, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Builder confidence is at a 20-year high; Borrowers gained nearly $457 billion in home equity in the last year; the 10 most popular homes of 2019 and more… Housing to recession-proof U.S. economy in 2020 (HW, […]
December 12, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, December 5-12, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  The first 3D-printed neighborhood; First-time homebuyer news and more… Fed keeps interest rates unchanged, expects no moves in 2020 (Bankrate, Dec. 11) The Fed closed out its last meeting of the year by voting to leave […]
December 5, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, December 5, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  What to expect from the housing market in 2020 and more… FHA loan limits increasing for almost all of U.S. in 2020 (HW, Dec. 5) 11 counties will actually see loan limits decrease According to an […]
November 21, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, November 14-21, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  US Economic Optimism; Minority Homeownership gains; and the Comeback of Starter Homes… This is now the best bull market ever (CNBC, Nov. 14) The longest bull market in history is also the best ever. The current […]
November 14, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, November 7-14, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  NAR bans pocket listings; Mortgage applications rise; Bidding wars drop; and a Rosy outlook for 2020 Sales of new houses will rise to a 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist says (HW, Nov. 8) New-home […]
November 7, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 31 – November 7, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  US Homeownership rate is up; Recession fears are fading; and more news… CoreLogic: U.S. home prices rise by 3.5% in September (HW, Nov 6) In September, the U.S. homeownership rate rose to a 5-year high According […]
October 31, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, October 24-31, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Millions of first-time homebuyers; Pending sales stats; and more news…   U.S. homeownership rate rises in 3Q (HW, Oct. 29) The rate for black Americans rose more than two percentage points from 2Q’s record low READ […]