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February 11, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, February 4-11, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Are Low Rates Enough to Offset Rising Prices? Builders Say Yes (Mortgage News Daily, Feb. 8) Even with the accelerating pace of home price increases, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) still sees homes remaining […]
February 8, 2021

5 tips for buying a home in a seller’s housing market Should you buy a home in a seller’s market?   Qualify for the lowest mortgage rate you can To make sure you’re getting the best rate possible, take time to boost your credit score first. Pay down debts, settle […]
February 4, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 28-February 4, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Will the WFH trend affect the housing market after COVID? (HW, Feb. 2) And can it free up significant housing inventory? And if WFH does stick, what will the consequences be for the housing market? For […]
January 28, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 21-28, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories . Zillow: Expect another record year for home sales (HW, Jan. 27) Zillow predicts a 21% increase in home sales, the most recorded since 2005 Zillow’s 2021 housing forecast echoes the projections of other industry experts […]
January 21, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 14-21, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories These are the five hottest – and three coldest – markets for home prices in 2021 (CNBC, Jan. 21) Now that some people can work from anywhere, they can also live anywhere, and they are moving […]
January 14, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 7-14, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage refinance demand spikes 20% as borrowers fear missing out on record-low rates (CNBC, Jan. 13) After setting more than a dozen record lows last year, mortgage rates began 2021 on an upward climb, and that […]
January 7, 2021

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 1-7, 2021

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates drop even lower to new record of 2.65% (HW, Jan. 7) But home price increases are putting pressure on affordability With this week’s record drop, there have now been 22 consecutive weeks when average mortgage rates have been […]
December 17, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates hit another record low at 2.67% (HW, Dec. 17) Rates are expected to stay low for the next year The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell four basis point this week to […]
December 10, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage Originations Are on Pace for Best Year Ever (Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10) Record-low interest rates and strong demand for homes boost lenders during Covid-19 pandemic Americans are poised to take more mortgages this year […]
December 3, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, November 19-December 3, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage rates fall to new record low at 2.71% (HW, Dec. 3) Rates broke their own record for the 14th time on Thursday after Freddie Mac reported the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell […]