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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: […]
July 9, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories 6 Reasons Why This Is Actually the Best Time in Years To Sell a House (realtor.com, July 9) Talk about a strange summer. Between the continued threat of the novel coronavirus, a wobbly economy, and layoffs […]
July 2, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 25 – July 2, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories   Mortgage rates fall to new all-time low this week (HW, July 2) The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.07%, down from 3.13% last week, Freddie Mac says READ MORE…   Virus surge […]
June 25, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 18-25, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories NAR’s plan to help increase Black American homeownership (Realtor.com, June 19) 5 ways to close the gap in homeownership rates between white and Black American homeowners The National Association of Realtors laid out a five-point plan […]
June 18, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 11-18, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage Rates Tumble to Another All-Time Low (HW, June 18) Mortgage rates in the U.S. tumbled to another all-time low this week as bond investors reacted to reports showing the economy is struggling amid the COVID-19 […]
June 11, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 4-11, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Inventory Problems, Mortgage Volume explosion and more news… Quarantines Lift, Mortgage Volume Explodes (Mortgage News Daily, June 10) The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says that mortgage application volume rose significantly during the week ended June 5 […]
June 4, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 28-June 4, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Removing barriers to Black Homeownership, Summer home buying, interest rates and more... NAREB issues call to action removing barriers to black homeownership (HW, June 3) NAREB president Donnell Williams takes on lending discrimination The National Association […]