The Risk of Low Interest Rates by Nicole Casperson

Amidst uncertainty if the Fed will spike interest rates, an article released Monday by Seeking Alpha argues that low interest rates could be the cause of lending risks, but why? The article reveals the process of how low interest rates can lead to causes that implement risk. This starts with a bond bull market, which … More The Risk of Low Interest Rates by Nicole Casperson

If You Bought $100 Worth of Bitcoin One Year Ago, Here’s How Much Richer You Would Be Today by Lucinda Shen Money

Bitcoin surged to a new high of $4,880 on Friday [Sept 1]. It must have been cause for cheer among investors who bought bitcoin a year ago. Back then, the price of bitcoin was a more affordable $572 per token, according to CoinDesk — less than half the price of an ounce of gold. So, … More If You Bought $100 Worth of Bitcoin One Year Ago, Here’s How Much Richer You Would Be Today by Lucinda Shen Money

Mortgages More Difficult to Acquire by Dean Terrell DS News

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center released their Housing Credit Availability Index (HCAI) Friday, which focuses on the share of home purchases likely to default, or go unpaid for more than 90 days past their due date. The index measures GSE loans as well as the government (FVR) channel, which includes the Federal Housing … More Mortgages More Difficult to Acquire by Dean Terrell DS News

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Refinancing Drives Applications during Quiet Week by Jann Swanson

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said mortgage applications were down during the week ended October 6, falling 2.1 percent from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis and 2 percent unadjusted.  The downturn in MBA’s Market Composite Index, which measures application volume, was primarily due to fewer applications for refinancing. The Refinancing Index was 4 … More Refinancing Drives Applications during Quiet Week by Jann Swanson

Why Buyers Won’t Buy Your Home by PJ Wade for Realty Times

There’s no list of reasons — no top ten or even top three reasons — why buyers won’t buy a specific listed property like your home. There’s just one reason. When buyers won’t buy listed real estate, or even put in an offer close to asking price, there’s just one reason why — it’s the … More Why Buyers Won’t Buy Your Home by PJ Wade for Realty Times

Don’t Give Up, Buyers: More Newly Constructed Homes Are On the Way by Clare Trapasso

It’s not much fun being a home buyer these days, with the lack of available homes driving prices—and stress levels—to new highs. But it’s about to get a bit better for those seeking to move into a newly constructed home of their very own. Permits, the best indicator of how many newly built homes will … More Don’t Give Up, Buyers: More Newly Constructed Homes Are On the Way by Clare Trapasso

Predicting Home Price Appreciation by Brianna Gilpin

In a Wednesday projection, Veros Real Estate Solutions, an enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services, and predictive analytics provider, said residential market values are going to continue their upward trend for the next 12 months in every market—even if it’s just slightly. The VeroFORECAST, a quarterly national real estate market forecast released by the company, … More Predicting Home Price Appreciation by Brianna Gilpin