An analysis of America’s state capitals shows that Austin, Texas ranks the highest for the best to live in. The research of all 50 state capitals by considered several factors including affordability, economic wellbeing, quality of life, and quality of education and health. Source: These are the best state […]

These are the best state capitals to live in

Singles looking for their Valentine this week could get an unexpected benefit if things work out well; a faster move to a new home. That’s because single homebuyers face an agonising 11 year wait to save enough for a down payment on the median priced US home, more than double […]

11 years to save for a down payment?

Residential construction picked up in November with a 3.3% rise in starts from October to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.297 million units. The HUD and US Census Bureau’s data shows a year-over-year increase of 12.9%. Single-family starts were up 5.3% month-over-month to 930,000 units. Source: Housing starts rise […]

Housing starts rise as single-family sector grows

Equity among homeowners with mortgages, which represents about 63% of all homeowners, increased 11.8% year over year during the third quarter, according to an analysis released by CoreLogic. The increase represents a gain of $870.6 billion since the third quarter of 2016. On average, homeowner equity increased $14,888 year over […]

Rising home values drive homeowner equity gains

The third quarter of 2017 saw a resurgence of the commercial/multifamily mortgage sector with a rise of $45.4 billion to $3.11 trillion.The 1.5% increase saw all four major investor groups increase their holdings, including CMBS, reversing almost a decade of quarterly decline for the sector, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. […]

MBA: Significant turning point for CMBS market

Loan limits will be rising in 2018 for loans guaranteed by the FHA.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Thursday it was boosting limits for those loans in more than 3,000 counties.  This will bring FHA loans in line with those of Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

90% of US Counties Get FHA Loan Limit Increase