Industry experts express support of president's refi plan

In the wake of President Barack Obama's new plan to further boost the nation's housing market, a number of industry experts and trade group representatives have voiced their opinion on the matter.
In the wake of President Barack Obama's new plan to further boost the nation's housing market, a number of industry experts and trade group representatives have voiced their opinion on the matter. [More]


Home loan rates dip to new lows once more

In what's become a common theme in recent months, mortgage rates declined to new record lows, Freddie Mac reports, continuing to offer homebuyers substantial affordability.
In what's become a common theme in recent months, mortgage rates declined to new record lows, Freddie Mac reports, continuing to offer homebuyers substantial affordability. [More]


Texas housing market healthy during final months of 2011

An encouraging sign for the state's housing market entering 2012, Texas experienced a rise in sales and steady prices for homes during the final quarter of last year, the Texas Association of Realtors reports.
An encouraging sign for the state's housing market entering 2012, Texas experienced a rise in sales and steady prices for homes during the final quarter of last year, the Texas Association of Realtors reports. [More]


NAR: Commercial real estate sales, prices dip in Q4

From the same period a year earlier, commercial real estate sales and prices decreased during the fourth quarter, a survey by the National Association of Realtors indicates.
From the same period a year earlier, commercial real estate sales and prices decreased during the fourth quarter, a survey by the National Association of Realtors indicates. [More]


White House unveils details of new mortgage plan

With the implementation of a new mortgage plan proposed by President Barack Obama and his administration, it is projected many homeowners nationwide will be able to save thousands of dollars on their home loans.
With the implementation of a new mortgage plan proposed by President Barack Obama and his administration, it is projected many homeowners nationwide will be able to save thousands of dollars on their home loans. [More]


Mortgage applications, refis edge lower

The Mortgage Bankers Association has released a report showing that mortgage applications decreased during the week ending January 27.
The Mortgage Bankers Association has released a report showing that mortgage applications decreased during the week ending January 27. [More]


CFPB hotline address mortgage industry issues

After nearly a month of having an official director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has presented its first official report to Congress indicating the progress it has made.
After nearly a month of having an official director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has presented its first official report to Congress indicating the progress it has made. [More]


Construction spending finishes 2011 on positive note

In a report released by the Department of Commerce, the annual rate of construction spending increased in December.
In a report released by the Department of Commerce, the annual rate of construction spending increased in December. [More]


New-home sales drop from month, year earlier in December

Sales of new single-family homes fell in December from levels recorded the month and year before, the Commerce Department reports - a statistic that goes against the recent trend of positive residential sales data.
Sales of new single-family homes fell in December from levels recorded the month and year before, the Commerce Department reports - a statistic that goes against the recent trend of positive residential sales data. [More]


Florida housing market appealing to foreign buyers

As more international cash buyers flood the housing market looking to capitalize on affordable home prices and a weak dollar, Point2Home reports that many of them are interested in property available in Florida.
As more international cash buyers flood the housing market looking to capitalize on affordable home prices and a weak dollar, Point2Home reports that many of them are interested in property available in Florida. [More]