(NAR) -- Growing labor shortages in all facets of the residential construction sector are impeding the housing and economic recovery, according to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
To begin the year, the early numbers reflect an earlier-than-expected boom of business for Realtors. In this business, no one moves or buys a home between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day – right? Well, not exactly – and if these unseasonal numbers are reflective of a new normal, the work week for Realtors just got longer.
As a mortgage broker, chances are you are intimately knowledgeable about the Appraisal Independence Requirement (AIR) as part of sound underwriting for financial institutions.
Freddie Mac(OTCBB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates continuing to hover near their all-time record lows helping to keep homebuyer affordability high and aiding the ongoing housing recovery.
As the auction market at the courthouse steps for trustee sales has gotten more and more crowded, many investors are starting to turn their attention to the short sale market. The increased competition is causing prices to be bid up to levels where reward no longer makes as much sense as it once did for auction buyers.