If you want to buy a home in the near future, you are probably aware of just how competitive the housing market is. You need to put yourself in the best position possible to be successful by getting pre-approved for a home loan.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 1, 2022
Last week's economic news included readings on home price growth, new and pending home sales, and inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.
Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows in April
U.S. home price growth continued but slowed in April according to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. The national home price index posted year-over-year home price growth of 20.4 percent in April as compared to the corresponding home price growth rate of 20.6 percent in March. Analysts said that diminishing affordability was slowing rapid gains in home prices seen during the pandemic.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 27, 2022
Last week's economic reporting included readings on home sales, Fed Chair Jerome Powell's testimony on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee, and the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.
Many Millennials Need More Space
There are many Millennials who are looking for a home, and many of them are getting ready to trade up for more space. If you think you need more space, you may have more buying power than you realize. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a lot of changes, and you might be able to use the equity in your home to purchase a bigger house with more features.
Case-Shiller, FHFA Post New Records for Home Price Growth
S&P Case-Shiller's National Home Price Index rose by 19.80 percent year-over-year in February and was the third-largest pace of home price growth since the National Home Price Index's inception.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 28, 2022
Last week's economic reporting included readings on home prices from S&P Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency; data on pending home sales and sales of new homes were also released. The University of Michigan released its final February reading on consumer sentiment and weekly reports on average mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published.
S&P Case-Shiller Indices: December Home Price Growth Hits Record High
While U.S. home prices grew at record speed in December, rising mortgage rates threatened rapid price appreciation as buyers were sidelined by affordability concerns. S&P Case-Shiller's National Home Price Index reported 18.80 percent year-over-year home price growth in December.