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October 3, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 26 – October 3, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Forecast hints at a strong housing market this fall…   Freddie Mac: September forecast hints at a strong housing market this fall (HW, Sept. 30) Low mortgage rates are predicted to accelerate home sales growth Although […]
September 26, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, September 19-26, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Top 25 places to buy a vacation home; The Nation’s top real estate markets;  How first-time homebuyers really feel and more…   Two Oregon and two Hawaii spots land on Vacasa’s list of top vacation home […]
September 19, 2019

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Rent is up; so are existing home sales…   US existing home sales rise to 17-month high in August (CNBC, Sept. 19) U.S. home sales unexpectedly rose to a 17-month high in August for a second […]
September 5, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 29 – September 5, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage Rates Set Another Long-Term Low…   Mortgage Rates Set Another Long-Term Low (Mortgage News Daily, September 3) Not only have mortgagees been able to move lower over the past 4 days, but they’ve done so […]
August 29, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 22-29, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Cost of living, mortgage rates and the nation’s most expensive residential listing… Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Household Wealth (Mortgage News Daily, Aug. 28) Two US Census Bureau researchers have determined that the biggest determinants […]
August 15, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 8-15, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Is a recession coming? What’s going on with interest rates? FHA to make financing easier for condo owners, and more news below… A Danish Bank Is Offering Mortgages With Negative Interest Rates— What would happen if […]
August 8, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, August 1-8, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Since 1971, the lowest average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.31% in November 2012. Americans have never felt better about buying a house than they do right now (HW, Aug. 7) Fannie’s housing sentiment index reaches […]
August 1, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 25 – August 1, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Housing’s Having a Strong Summer; Cheap Rates Push Up Re-fis; Younger Americans Want in on Homeownership “Homes are selling at a breakneck pace, in less than a month, on average, for existing homes and three months […]
July 18, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 18, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Vacation homes, VA loan limits, and more… Fannie Mae lowers mortgage rate forecast and says home-price growth will accelerate (HW, July 16) Mortgage giant predicts 30-year fixed rate will average 3.7% in 2019’s second half Fannie […]
June 20, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 13-20, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Moderating home prices; fixer-upper mortgages  and biometric technology in homes… Moderating Home Prices Stoke ‘Time to Sell’ Sentiment (Mortgage News Daily, June 19) Seventy-three percent of respondents said it was a good time to sell, up […]