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A shock is headed for the housing market

[Fortune, Getty Images] The Biden-Harris administration has made it clear it has no plans for another extension of the mortgage forbearance program, which is set to lapse on Sept. 30. At the height of the pandemic, more than 7.2 million homeowners were in the mortgage forbearance program, which allows some borrowers to pause their payments. […]

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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 house lasted just 14 days […]

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Inside the rundown Washington, DC, home that got 76 cash offers

[New York Post, Realtor.com] A home that got 88 offers — 76 of which were cash offers — must be really something, right?via Realtor.com A home that got 88 offers — 76 of which were cash offers — must be really something, right? Well, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom abode 30 minutes outside Washington, DC, and only […]

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More than 6M households missed their rent or mortgage payment in September

[USA TODAY, GETTYIMAGES] Persistent layoffs are slowing momentum in the labor market, which bodes poorly for the broader U.S. recovery as millions of out-of-work Americans delay their mortgage and rent payments.  More than 6 million households failed to make their rent or mortgage payments in September, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Research Institute for Housing […]

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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 through the pandemic, but steadily rising prices […]

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Mortgage Rates Today, October 12, 2020 | Rates dip

[BankRate] Multiple benchmark mortgage rates receded today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the most popular type of variable rate mortgage, advanced. Mortgage rates are constantly changing, but they continue to represent a bargain compared to rates before the […]

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Mortgage rates set another record low, sparking new strength in refinances

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] Refinance volume surged to the highest level since mid-August as mortgage rates dipped to 3.01%.Refinances jumped 8% last week and were 50% higher than a year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.Mortgage rates moved even lower last week after setting multiple record lows in recent months, spurring more borrowers to call […]

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Ranked: The average monthly mortgage payment in every state

[MSN, DepositPhotos] Paying off a home With mortgage debt at record levels, paying off a home can be expensive. This is especially true in recent weeks as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left millions of Americans out of work and without an income. To see where monthly mortgage costs are highest, LendingTree analysts looked at […]

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Local realtors see a surge in city dwellers moving to Wyoming

[County 10] Realtors have never been busier as city folk are flooding the housing market looking to move to the Wyoming countryside. Local real estate agencies like Homesource, Remax, and Gannett Reality’s work-life peaked around May this year, as more out-of-staters starting reaching out for housing opportunities. Now that the job market has shifted to […]

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Should You Break Your Mortgage to Get a Record-Low Rate?

[Kanetix Ltd.] Fixed mortgage rates continue to reach new depths. Some are now under 2.00% for the first time ever. That’s great news for new homebuyers or those with an upcoming mortgage renewal. It’s creating a dilemma, however, for those who are currently locked into a fixed term at a higher—in some cases a much higher—rate. Anyone […]

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