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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 […]
June 13, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 6-13, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Refi Demand Skyrockets 47%, and Prime Property on Poipu Beach…   Refi Demand Skyrockets 47% as Rates Slide (Mortgage Daily News, June 12) Mortgage applications soared during the week ended June 7 as interest rates declined […]
June 6, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 30 – June 6, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates nearly hit a 2-year low and other news this week…   Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates nearly hit a 2-year low (HW, June 6) The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week READ MORE…   […]
May 30, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 23-30, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage rates fall, Tacoma is the nation’s hottest housing market and the Brady Bunch house is back…   The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.99% this week (HW, May 30) Mortgage rates fell below 4% this week to […]
May 23, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 16-23, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  “New homes will drive market gains” and other news this week…   NAR’s chief economist forecast for 2019 housing sales: New homes will drive market gains New home sales probably will reach a 12-year high in […]
May 16, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 9-16, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Condos, Floating Homes, the Average American’s Net Worth and More… A bit of balance returns to the Portland region’s residential real estate market (Portland Business Journal, May 13) That such stiff local competition among buyers has […]