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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Mortgage

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Graduating from being a renter is among the largest life changes many of us undergo on the path to adulthood. However, outside of a small percentage of exceedingly fortunate individuals, most people rely on mortgages to afford the homes they wish to live in.
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Falls 47 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2020

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Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 47 percent lower in the third quarter compared to a year ago, and increased 12 percent from the second quarter of 2020

Increasing the Value of Your Home

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Whether you want to stay in your home forever or plan on selling your home eventually, it is vital to increase the value of your home. Even if you are planning on living in your home until you die, you still may want to leave it to your kids, nieces, or nephews. And as a result, they may want to eventually sell the home.

How a Contract for Deed Can Work for a Family with Young Kids

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The apartment you’ve been renting for years seemed big enough until you added kids to the mix. Now you want a house. The problem? You don’t have enough for a down payment. Or maybe daycare costs limit your monthly budget, or your credit history won’t qualify you for a mortgage.
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.83 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 5.90% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.83%
NAR

Metro Home Prices Increase in All Areas in Third Quarter of 2020

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Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® during the third quarter of 2020 saw home prices increase from a year ago, according to NAR’s latest quarterly report, released today.
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Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Third Quarter of 2020

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The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.65 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
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Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.67 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 16 basis points from 5.83% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.67%
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Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Decline in October

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Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in October, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly MBA
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Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases Slightly to 5.90%

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 The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 5.92% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.90%

USDA Home Loan

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Most people desire to have a home of their own, but only a few can truly afford it, but with a USDA Rural housing loan, your dreams of becoming a home owner can be achieved. This program is backed by the United States Department of Agriculture and is widely popular.
MBA

Over 6 Million Renters and Homeowners and 26 Million Student Debt Borrowers Missed September...

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Over 6 million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments and 26 million individuals missed their student loan payment in September, according to third-quarter 2020 research
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September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 38.2 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 38.2 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to August 2020
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Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 6.81%

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest  Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 6.87% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 6.81%

Who is Involved in a Real Estate Transaction when Buying a Home?

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When you purchase a home, there are a lot of moving parts involved; it’s a big transaction that requires the help of several experts, all working to ensure that the process goes smoothly. But there are many extra costs unrelated to your down payment. To help you understand what takes place during the purchase of a home, we’ve listed every professional you’ll be involved with:
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Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in September

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Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in September, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly MBA CREF Loan Performance Survey.

Want to Take A Loan Against Your House?

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There may come a time when you need some extra money. You may have repairs or additions that you want to do to your house. You may find yourself in an emergency situation and need access to money. If you own a home, there a couple of different ways you can access the equity in your home.

Best Places to Live in the Outer Banks

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If you’re in search of a lifestyle with an alluring change of pace, then the nonchalant style of living offered by the pristine life of the Outer Banks of Northern Carolina should render the location highly ideal for you. From remote sandy beaches to fresh seafood and wild horses, living in the Outer Banks will have you feeling like you’re on a lifelong vacation.

Saving for Your First Home in California

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Saving for your first home can seem like a daunting task and it often begins with saving for your down payment. A down payment on a home is ideally 20% of the market selling price of the home; it’s at this amount that you can usually avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI), an additional monthly cost for borrowers who put down less than 20%.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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zavvie launches first-ever Seller Preferences Report

Real estate is red hot, but how have iBuyers fared in the last quarter? Has their average time to close a transaction gone up or down? Are iBuyers seeing more or fewer offers being accepted by homeowners? And how are the new buy-before-you-sell bridge

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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ONLY 30 PERCENT OF METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN LATEST...

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Walla Walla, Wash. Lead in Construction Job