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Running the Numbers

For its most recent cover story, MortgagePoint assembled a panel of economists to forecast the top trends and headwinds they expect to define the housing market in 2024.

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Survey: Economic Soundness Means Owning a Home

By all available means, data, and metrics, housing prices are still soaring. The growth seen by the typical single-family home over the past two years has been blistering and surprisingly consistent and at some point, something must give way, and ...

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The Road Ahead for Mortgage & Housing

Greg McBride is the SVP and Chief Financial Analyst for Bankrate.com, with over two decades' worth of experience in personal finance. A regular staple the cable news scene, McBride regularly provides insights on the financial landscape to networks such as CNN, CNBC, and Fox ...

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Mortgage Surveys Say It’s Time to Get a Mortgage

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Good news for buyers: it’s a great time to get a mortgage. Today’s 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 2 percentage points lower than the average over the last 25 years. According to a weekly national survey, 30-year fixed mortgages rates remain at the lowest level in seven months.

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TRID: Into the Great Unknown

The fact that there is no transition period between using the HUD-1 and the new Closing Disclosure Form might be problematic, according to Bankrate.com senior mortgage analyst Holden Lewis.

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Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Slide

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In its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac clocked the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) at an average 4.21 percent (0.6 point), down from 4.29 percent and the lowest level since late last year. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.42 percent. The 15-year FRM also moved down, dipping to 3.32 percent (0.6 point) from 3.38 percent in last week’s survey.

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