Nearly half of Americans selling their homes don’t plan to buy another: Here’s what they’re doing instead

[Acorns, Twenty/20] It is not surprising sellers are opting to rent, due to the all-time high housing prices. The housing market is red-hot and showing few signs of slowing down. Home prices were at a median $386,888 in June, according to Redfin, up 24% since last June. And demand is high: The average […]

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The wealthy and Wall Street ruined the housing market for everyone else. Millennials aren’t helping, either.

[Business Insider, Getty] Rich Americans, millennials, and Wall Street are keeping US home prices permanently higher. Demand is strong as the wealthy and investors scoop up homes at historically high prices. A wave of millennial demand can boost prices even higher, and builders aren’t rushing to step in. The housing […]

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Black Homeowners Pay $13,464 More on Their Mortgages, Study Says

[Bloomberg] The ‘Black tax’ persists because of risk-based loan pricing Policy makers can reverse the negative impact, co-author says Black borrowers pay $13,464 more over the life of a home loan, with interest, mortgage-insurance and tax expenses higher than for their White counterparts, further hurting African Americans’ ability to save […]

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Mortgage rates hit 10th record low of 2020, further fueling the US housing market’s boom

The average US 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 2.81% from 2.87%, its lowest in Freddie Mac data going back nearly 50 years. The reading also marks the 10th record low this year, reflecting the tumbling borrowing costs that fueled the housing market’s rebound. Sales of new and existing homes have thrived […]

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