New-home sales disappoint

The housing recovery has been, and continues to be, mired in inconsistency. The latest example is the July report on new-home sales.

Home sales and home prices rise again

U.S. home sales posted another big month in July, with markets nationally on pace to close nearly 5.4 million transactions this year, according to the National Association of Realtors ...

Mortgage rates post sizable increase

Rates on the most popular mortgage types rose considerably according to HSH.com’s Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar. The average rate for conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased ...

Despite rising mortgage rates, ARMs are worth a look

Can you believe adjustable-rate mortgages made up 32 percent of mortgage applications back in 2004?

Mortgage rates rise, higher rates to come

Below is an excerpt from of our latest Market Trends newsletter, Keith Gumbinger’s weekly examination of the economic conditions that influenced mortgage rates. Sign up to receive ...

Builder confidence ticks higher, but for how much longer?

Are rising mortgage rates and home prices good for the housing market? It all depends on who you ask.

Mortgage rates ticking lower once again

Rates on the most popular types of mortgages slipped a little according to HSH.com’s Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar. The average rate for conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgages ...

Homebuyers not deterred by higher mortgage rates

Conventional wisdom says higher mortgage rates tamp down home-buying activity. But so far, that wisdom hasn’t panned out during the current housing recovery, judging by a new ...
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