The program had been scheduled to end Sept. 30, but the FHFA says more than 143,000 homeowners could still benefit from it
NAR’s chief economist says a recent decrease in mortgage rates is helping homebuyers with affordability concerns
Thirty-eight real estate markets have been tagged as “dangerous” for investors looking to make money on buying homes as rental properties in new quarterly data compiled by HomeVestors of America (known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company) and Local Market Monitor.
Property values in January were 5.7 percent higher than they were a year ago, but they still have a long way to go to regain the equity that has been lost in the past six years.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its December 2012 Refinance Report, which shows that with the number of mortgages refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in the fourth quarter, nearly 1.1 million HARP refinances were completed in 2012 and nearly 2.2 million were completed since HARP was implemented in April 2009.
Despite the improving economy, home loans even for well-qualified borrowers are still unnecessarily hard to get and take too long, real estate practitioners say
Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Wednesday.
Regional housing markets in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York are having a harder time rejoicing in the recovery streak that other states have been experiencing since last year. The glut of pending foreclosures and its effect on the housing market is throwing a wrench in the engine of national recovery, and it is coming down to a battle between title and lien theory states.