For the First Time in Weeks, Rates Move Lower
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016 On the heels of last week's decision by the Fed to keep rates unchanged, mortgage rates dropped slightly this week, after four straight weeks of increases. “The Federal Reserve’s decision last week to maintain the current level of the Federal funds rate combined with the reduction in their forecast for growth triggered a 3-basis point drop in the 10-year Treasury yield,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “As a c
5 Surprising Ways to Save for a Down Payment
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016 Saving for a down payment does not have to be an impossible feat for your would-be buyers. HouseLogic recently featured several resourceful ideas to help them save up for a down payment on a home. Crowdsource Maybe instead of a traditional wedding registry, your buyers use a site geared to saving up for their future home. Sites like Feather the Nest and Hatch My House can be sites used to raise funds for a down payment. Hatch My
4 Reasons to Get Happy About Housing
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 Real estate’s outlook should put you in a good mood. National Mortgage News recently highlighted the following four reasons why the housing market will likely strengthen over the next several years: 1. Low interest rates. The Federal Reserve recently hinted that it may delay future rate hikes. This could help keep mortgage rates low. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage today remains below 4 percent – which means savings in the fina
...Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price...
Zillow Reveals Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price; Launches Best Time to List Tool for Sellers Homes listed in early May sell 18.5 days faster and for nearly 1% more than average listings, according to updated Zillow data Mar 2, 2016 SEATTLE, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Determining the right time to put a home on the market often tops the list of concerns for sellers – as it should, since timing can influence the final sale price of each home signifi