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What Makes For the Most Costly Neighborhoods?
June, 11 2019

What Makes For the Most Costly Neighborhoods?

In a recent report, Realtor.com examined the median prices of homes in every state in the nation to determine which [...]

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How are Education and Jobs Related to Area Home Prices?
June, 10 2019

How are Education and Jobs Related to Area Home Prices?

To what extent is reality dependent upon perception? It’s a timeless question, and clearly context-dependent. No matter how much a [...]

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Mortgage Prepayments Fall to Lowest Rate in 18 Years
June, 07 2019

Mortgage Prepayments Fall to Lowest Rate in 18 Years

While we have seen some decline in mortgage rates of late from what at one point appeared to be an [...]

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Two Cities in our Service Area Continue to See Highest-in-Nation Price Acceleration
June, 06 2019

Two Cities in our Service Area Continue to See Highest-in-Nation Price Acceleration

Changes in the prices of homes have been the subject of much speculation of late, as we have seen the [...]

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Cities in our Service Area are Two of Three in the Nation with Rising Mortgage Delinquency Rates
June, 05 2019

Cities in our Service Area are Two of Three in the Nation with Rising Mortgage Delinquency Rates

Nationwide, the real estate situation—particularly where housing is concerned—has been on a positive course overall for the past few years. [...]

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Examining the Tea Leaves: Is Another Recession on the Way?
June, 04 2019

Examining the Tea Leaves: Is Another Recession on the Way?

According to a recent report by Realtor.com, we may see a downturn in the economy in the near future—but don’t [...]

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A Recent Supreme Court Decision on What Counts as a “Debt Collector”
June, 03 2019

A Recent Supreme Court Decision on What Counts as a “Debt Collector”

In a unanimous decision on the case Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, the United States Supreme Court confirmed in [...]

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Blockchain’s Potential Effects on the Title Industry
June, 02 2019

Blockchain’s Potential Effects on the Title Industry

A recent white paper by Premium Title discusses potential benefits to the prospect of utilizing blockchain in the real estate [...]

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How Is the Fed’s Pause on Rate Hikes Affecting the Housing Market?
June, 01 2019

How Is the Fed’s Pause on Rate Hikes Affecting the Housing Market?

The Fed has paused its schedule of rate hikes, and this appears to be having beneficial effect on the housing [...]

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Existing Home Sales Hit Cyclical Low
May, 31 2019

Existing Home Sales Hit Cyclical Low

There’s a good chance that we saw a cyclical low in existing home sales in January. The data in from [...]

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Mortgage Market Softens Even as Delinquencies Decline
May, 30 2019

Mortgage Market Softens Even as Delinquencies Decline

While there has been a rise in the amount of consumer borrowing overall (rising to record-breaking levels), and while use [...]

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What Do Most Buyers Want in a Home?
May, 29 2019

What Do Most Buyers Want in a Home?

There are numerous ways to consider what people want in a home—and where they want to live. One of these [...]

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