Posts Covering Mortgage News

Confidence in new home construction: building starts and completion up

Builders are confident and doing well, and new home construction is up. This is good news for buyers who are looking for affordable homes

Mortgage refinancing in high demand as rates fall lower

Mortgage refinancing is popular again, as interest rates fall.

Mortgage customer satisfaction: best mortgage lenders

Mortgage customer satisfaction: what do homebuyers and homeowners want, and who delivers it best?

How will Trump’s tax reform proposals affect my homeownership plans?

Tax reform is trying to make its way through Congress. If passed, what would it mean for the everyday home buyer and home owner?

Home construction comeback: Could more housing starts be on the way?

An increase in new home construction is good for today's homebuyers.

Forget listing prices; affordable housing is historically high

Affordable housing is widely available and historically high in all but three states, according to new data.

How millennials influence the housing market

Millennials impacting the housing market According to one national housing trend report, first-time buyers make up 47 percent of all purchases. Half of those buyers are under 36 years old. It's safe to say that (finally!) millennials comprise a large segment of homebuyers. Millennials only group "moving up" in homeownership The Zillow report indicated that […]

Rising rent crisis: Tenants struggle to keep up as costs skyrocket

Rising rents don't just make monthly existence hard for enters. They harm the economy for many of the rest of us.

Want the small-town life? The Northeast has the best small cities

If you like amenities but crave a small town atmosphere, these best small cities deliver. And hey are mostly in the northeast,

Want to save cash? Save on closing costs and buy in Missouri

Want to save on closing costs? Try moving to a different state. Costs differ substantially by location. If that's not possible, however, we have more tips for you at The Mortgage Reports.

November 2017 mortgage rates forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates are poised to move in September. Rates are low, but they may not stay that way for long. Analysis and advice.

Realtors optimistic about next six months in housing markets

Housing markets are coming up roses, even though summer's over. Here's what you need to know if you're buying or selling today.

Buyer survey: online, mobile tools on the rise in mortgage shopping

Top tools for mortgage shopping Mortgage shopping has changed, for the better. Home buyers are using more online and mobile tools in their quest for a mortgage today. And according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae, they hope to use even more in the future. Mining for mortgage data According to the recent National Housing […]

MBA predicts 7% jump in home purchase applications for 2018

What's the mortgage and real estate forecast for 2018? MBA says home buying will pick up, but for now, sellers are still in control.

Houston, we have affordable housing

4 U.S. cities ranked among world's most affordable Houston, Texas has some of the most affordable housing in the world. According to Bloomberg's recent Global City Housing Affordability Index, it's one of just four U.S. cities to make the top 10 list. The index considers average housing cost as a percentage of monthly income. The world's most […]

Freddie Mac survey: Mortgage rates edge down yet again

Mortgage rates fell slightly again, leaving analysts, investors and borrowers wondering when they are going to begin what most believe to be an inevitable move higher.

Moving this fall? Here are the strongest housing markets this season

The South takes the cake If you're looking to buy a home in this fall, you might want to consider heading south. According to Ten-X's fall 2017 Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report, that's where the majority of the nation's strongest markets lie. In fact, the Lone Star State alone claimed the top three spots. Texas […]

Mortgage payments: Freddie Mac feels your pain (and is doing something about it)

Making your mortgage payment just got easier -- if you have a Freddie Mac loan. But this innovation is likely to become popular with all lenders.

Everyone’s optimistic about today’s housing market

Today's housing market is churning -- full of buyers and sellers -- for good reason.Money is available and inventory is improving.

P2P mortgage lending could be a game changer for Millennials

P2p mortgage lending is big news. Peer-to-peer lending has come to the mortgage industry.

2017 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)