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Renters More Likely to Miss Monthly Payments

It is no secret that renters are typically lower-income earners when compared to homeowners and are disproportionately affected by market fluctuations and outliers such as COVID-19. But now that most federal- and state-level protections have expired, it has been found that renters were three times ...

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Tight Inventory Causes Record Home Price Growth

Another record has fallen as CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for October 2021 revealed that home prices increased by 18% year-over-year, the highest level seen since the index was started 45 years ago.  However, on a monthly basis home prices grew by 1.2% since September; ...

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Refis Reduce Mortgage Payments by $1.3B a Month

Black Knight Inc., has released the latest iteration of it Mortgage Monitor Report which looks at how rising interest rates affect the dynamics of the refinance lending market.  According to Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske, historic refinance activity during the pandemic resulted ...

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Inventory Finds New Low in November

If you thought the housing supply hit rock bottom in February, you thought wrong. According to a new report from Redfin, the number of homes available for sale fell by another 38,000 units finding a new low by the end of November suggesting more hardships for burnt-out ...

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House-Buying Power Exceeds Median Home Prices in Most Markets

First American Financial Corporation has released its latest iteration of their Real House Price Index (RHPI) for September which measures the price changes of single-family properties across national, state, and metropolitan areas, which are adjusted based on income, interest rates, and home-buying power. The ultimate goal of this is to provide ...

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