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New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump 7 Percent in March

New Home Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump 7 Percent in March

Based on the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Builder Application Survey for March 2019, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7 percent compared to a year ago. Compared to February 2019, applications increased by 19 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. Read More »


Record $573.9 Billion of U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Made in 2018

Record $573.9 Billion of U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Made in 2018

Mortgage bankers in the U.S. closed a record $573.9 billion in commercial, multifamily loans in 2018. Read More »

Mortgage Rates Start to Rise in U.S.

Mortgage Rates Start to Rise in U.S.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this 2nd week of April 2019, with the 30-year fixed-rate averaging 4.12 percent. Rates moved up slightly this week while mortgage applications decreased following last week's jump in rates. Read More »

U.S. Foreclosures Down to Lowest Levels Since 2008

U.S. Foreclosures Down to Lowest Levels Since 2008

A total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated April 17, 2019 9:04 AM ET

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 5, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 5.6 percent from one week earlier.

According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates held steady in the first week of April 2019, after seeing major drops last week. Purchase mortgage application demand saw the second highest weekly increase over the last year.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions 2018 property tax analysis of more than 87 million U.S. single family homes, property taxes levied on single family homes in 2018 totaled $304.6 billion, up 4 percent from $293.4 billion in 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 29, 2019, mortgage applications increased 18.6 percent from one week earlier.

Based on recent data from the American Housing Survey, nearly two-thirds of first-time home buyers in the U.S. say a better home is the top reason for moving, followed by household formation, 61 percent and a better neighborhood, 49 percent.

Facebook was charged today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for violating the Fair Housing Act through the company's advertising platform.

NAHB commended President Trump this week for putting housing finance reform at the top of the national agenda.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 8, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales in the U.S. rebounded strongly in February 2019, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped with the beginning of spring homebuying season in mid-March 2019. Mortgage rates have dipped quite dramatically since the start of the year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 8, 2019, mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 62 in March 2019.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. dropped 10 basis points to 4.31 percent. Mortgage rates declined decisively this week amid various market reports.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 8, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier.

Based on a new Mortgage Credit Availability Index from the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage credit availability increased in February 2019.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates rose in early March 2019, after weeks of moderating. While mortgage rates very modestly rose to 4.41 percent this week, they remain below year-ago levels for the fourth week in a row.

According to CBRE's latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report, demand from large cloud users drove U.S. data center leasing to record levels in 2018, providing momentum for new construction in the sector this year.


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