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Low Credit Scores Add Up

A “fair” credit score between 640 and 679 could cost a borrower around $720 a year in extra mortgage payments than a borrower with an “excellent” score, according to a new Zillow study. Zillow analyzed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) terms ...

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Freddie Mac Forecasts Housing Conditions Through 2019

Freddie Mac has released its latest Outlook, breaking down the state of the housing market in April 2018 and examining where things are likely to head over the next few years. The Outlook forecasts continual gradual growth through Q4 2019, ...

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Rising Rates to Impact Homebuyers

On Wednesday, after Jerome Powell's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting as Fed Chair, the Federal Reserve announced that it had increased the Fed funds rate by a quarter point at a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. ...

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FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes

The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve begins today. This is also the first time that the meeting is being led by Jerome Powell the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. ...

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Economic Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Q1 Lows

The housing market might have had a rough start to the year, but according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Housing Outlook released on Monday, this quarter seems to be a temporary headwind as a stimulative fiscal policy is expected to ...

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Are Homes More Affordable Than We Thought?

The housing market is feeling the squeeze as high prices, low inventory, and high demand all butt up against each other, making it difficult for many potential homebuyers to find a house of their own (or at least one they ...

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West Remains the Most Expensive Region to Buy a Home

Home prices continued their upward climb over the last 12 months, ending 2017 with a growth of 6.3 percent according to the December 2017 data on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index that was released by S&P Global on Tuesday. ...

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Study Says: Rising Rates to Marginally Affect Home Buying

They may slow down their search for a new home or look for smaller homes, but a very few buyers looking at purchasing a home in 2018 will halt their plans if mortgage rates go beyond 5 percent, according to ...

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FDIC Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios Highlight Economic Expectations

Unemployment, exchange rates, prices, income, and interest rates are some of the economic factors that will reveal whether banks in the U.S. are armed with robust capital planning processes and sufficient capital to continue operations during times of economic or financial ...

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