Millennials own nothing because the economy screwed us over for 25 years – but older generations still try and blame it on our work ethic

[Business Insider, Leung/Insider Intelligence] My parents don’t understand why I don’t own a house, a car, or a retirement savings account. My generation has fewer job opportunities, more student debt, and outrageous housing prices. It’s far worse for us than it was for previous generations. Ingrid Cruz is a freelance […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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