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March 12, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Coronavirus Looms Over Crucial Spring Season for Housing Market (WSJ, March 12) Uncertainty has economists tamping down expectations that low mortgage rates, strong job market would boost 2020 home sales The lowest mortgage rates on record […]
March 5, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, February 27 – March 5, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates fall to an all-time low (HW, March 5) The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.29% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac in a series that goes […]
February 27, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates across the country hit an 8-year low… More people want to purchase a home this year, but will they be able to? (HW, Feb. 26) 84% of Americans said buying a home is a […]
February 20, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Quick Facts -The average length of time a homeowner has stayed in the same home has more than doubled over the past 20 years – from a little under 5 years in 2000 to almost 12 […]
February 13, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates hit 3-year low; Homebuying season started early this year… Low mortgage rates offsetting home affordability issues, NAR says (HW, Feb. 12) NAR’s home affordability index shows first-time buyers now have enough income for entry-level […]
February 6, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, January 30 – February 6, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  House of the Year 2019; Low mortgage rates and more housing news… 2020’s housing market is coming in like a lion. Will it last? (HW, Jan. 30) Homebuyers have come out of hibernation early READ MORE… […]
January 30, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Low inventory; historic homeowner profits and more housing news… Historically low inventory continues driving home prices higher (HW, Jan. 28) Latest Case-Shiller report show rate of home price increases is accelerating READ MORE…   Millennials are […]
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, […]