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The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Housing Supply

2/23/2018
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Home builders are seeing more foot traffic than ever before for a February, and that's putting pressure on prices; Mortgage rates are down today, marking three out of five days of lower rates; and, why you'll get a price break for letting your lender pay your real estate taxes. The post The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Housing Supply appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:33

Why Home Buyers Might Be Running Short On Time

2/21/2018
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Home builders are seeing more foot traffic than ever before for a February, and that's putting pressure on prices; Mortgage rates are down today, marking three out of five days of lower rates; and, why you'll get a price break for letting your lender pay your real estate taxes. The post Why Home Buyers Might Be Running Short On Time appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:39

Home Buyers: You Win Some, You Luge Some

2/16/2018
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Rising mortgage rates hitting today's home buyers right where it hurts; Conforming, VA, USDA, and FHA mortgage rates rise for the fourth day out of five; and, the importance of paying for flood insurance in areas at low-risk for floods. The post Home Buyers: You Win Some, You Luge Some appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:30

Take That Guess On U.S. Home Values, Then Double It

2/14/2018
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A Fannie Mae study shows consumers under-guessing the amount of change in U.S. home prices; Mortgage rates remain jumpy and elevated across conforming, FHA, USDA, and VA loans; and, the mortgage loans single-income households use to get approved. The post Take That Guess On U.S. Home Values, Then Double It appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:55

Using Airbnb Income On A Mortgage Application

2/12/2018
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Mortgage payments for home buyers is now 7.5 percent higher as compared to the start of the year; Today's updates for conforming mortgage rates, FHA mortgage rates, USDA mortgage rates, and VA mortgage rates; plus, a major win for Airbnb hosts in search of inexpensive mortgages. The post Using Airbnb Income On A Mortgage Application appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:33

How’s The (Local) Real Estate Market

2/9/2018
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Tackling the Case-Shiller Index and what it means for today's buyers and sellers; Mortgage rates for conforming loans, FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans; Using jumbo loans on non-jumbo homes and loan sizes. The post How’s The (Local) Real Estate Market appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:35

A Half-Point Hike In Mortgage Rates

2/7/2018
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30-year mortgage rates are spiking more quickly than during any period in the last 10 years; Today's mortgage rates for FHA, VA, USDA, and conforming mortgages; What to do when lenders change their pricing multiple times per day. The post A Half-Point Hike In Mortgage Rates appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:20

Why You Can’t Afford As Much House Any More

2/5/2018
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Mortgage rates soar to 4-year high, taking home affordability with it; Conforming mortgage rates and rates for FHA, VA, and USDA loans jump again; and, rising wages threaten longer-term U.S. inflation. The post Why You Can’t Afford As Much House Any More appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:20

Higher Mortgage Rates Pressures Buyers Of Homes

1/31/2018
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Mortgage rates jump over the last six weeks, reducing the maximum home purchase price of today's buyers; Tracking 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates for conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans; Why your pre-approval should be refreshed before you buy. The post Higher Mortgage Rates Pressures Buyers Of Homes appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:16

What’s Up With National Housing Data, Anyway

1/29/2018
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The FHFA says home prices are up, but that data doesn't matter much to home buyers today; Mortgage rates holding near multi-week highs; and, home buyers are getting approved with credit scores in the 500s. The post What’s Up With National Housing Data, Anyway appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:03

Home Supply Falls Below 30,000 Per State

1/26/2018
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Home supply falls to its lowest level in recorded history, according to the National Association of REALTORS®; Mortgage rates holding near multi-week highs; and, the introduction of new low-down payment mortgage programs is helping to boost the percentage of first-time home buyers. The post Home Supply Falls Below 30,000 Per State appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:15

Demand For Homes Moves To 18-Year High

1/24/2018
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Two signals that home prices will continue to rise in 2018; 30-year mortgage rates ease for conforming, VA, USDA, and FHA mortgage rates; and, why investor overlays are the real reason to shop with two or more lenders. The post Demand For Homes Moves To 18-Year High appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:10

The Weirdest Mortgage Statistic You’ll See All Day

1/22/2018
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A Fannie Mae survey of U.S. consumers produces a pretty weird statistic on mortgage loans; 30-year mortgage rates are holding near multi-week highs; and, the reason why your lender asks for exactly the papers it needs and nothing more. The post The Weirdest Mortgage Statistic You’ll See All Day appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:03:05

The December 2017 Jobs Reports & Mortgage Rates

1/8/2018
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There are new low-down payment mortgage programs available via the government; today's mortgage rates for conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans; and, a pretty good reason to not put twenty percent down when you buy your next home. The post The December 2017 Jobs Reports & Mortgage Rates appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:55

Low Down Payment Mortgages That Work Everywhere

1/5/2018
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There are new low-down payment mortgage programs available via the government; today's mortgage rates for conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans; and, a pretty good reason to not put twenty percent down when you buy your next home. The post Low Down Payment Mortgages That Work Everywhere appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:50

The Housing Stats That Don’t Matter To Buyers

1/3/2018
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A popular housing index reports home values rising nationally and buyers should look the other way; Today's mortgage rates for conforming loans, FHA loans, and VA loans are unchanged from the start of the year; and, what to expect for mortgage rates in 2018. The post The Housing Stats That Don’t Matter To Buyers appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:57

Home Sales Speed Up Into Winter

12/29/2017
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Home supply is the lowest since NAR began tracking in 1999; Today's mortgage rates for conforming loans, FHA loans, and VA loans ease lower through the holiday week; and, fixed rate mortgage rates are closing the year below where they were January 1. The post Home Sales Speed Up Into Winter appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:31

Lenders Now Need 45 Days To Close A Mortgage

12/27/2017
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Consumer mortgage rates are at risk to rise as lenders now require forty-five days to close on a mortgage, on average; Today's mortgage rates for conforming loans, FHA loans, and VA loans ease lower through the holiday week; and, Ellie Mae reports that 33% of new mortgages are non-conventional (i.e. FHA, USDA, and VA). The post Lenders Now Need 45 Days To Close A Mortgage appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:29

Supply Of Homes For Sale Falls To 10-Year Low

12/22/2017
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Housing supply is sparse as the National Association of REALTORS® reports Existing Home Sales hitting a 10-year high; Mortgage rates for conforming loans, FHA loans, and VA and USDA loans all tick higher; and, how real estate investors use Delayed Financing to pay cash for a home, then get that cash back out later. The post Supply Of Homes For Sale Falls To 10-Year Low appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:14

Homebuilder Confidence Reaches 18-Year High

12/20/2017
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The National Association of Homebuilders reports homebuilder confidence at its highest point since 1999, foreshadowing higher home prices ahead; today's mortgage rates rise lower all loan types including conforming, FHA, VA, and USDA; and, how to check whether your home is USDA loan-eligible. The post Homebuilder Confidence Reaches 18-Year High appeared first on Growella.

Duration:00:02:14

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