Mortgage Rates Archive

REALTORS’® Are Generally Upbeat About State Outlook in Next Six Months

REALTORS® remained generally confident about the outlook for all property types in the next six months, according to the April 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey [1]. The April 2015 report is based on the responses of 2,012 REALTORS® about...

66 Percent of First-time Home Buyers Make a Low Down Payment

Based on information gathered from the REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey in the months of December 2014–February 2015, 66 percent of first-time homebuyers made a down payment of 0 to 6 percent. [1] Although this is a decline from the...

REALTORS® Report Improvement in Most Markets in January 2015

Local markets broadly picked up across all property types in January 2015 compared to December 2014, although activity was more modest compared to a year ago, according to the January 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The indexes for the...

November 2014 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago for the month of November as higher prices make it less affordable to purchase a home despite the lowest mortgage rates in the last 16 months. •...

Low Interest Rates

Interest rates tend to be very low when there are problems and desperations in the economy.  The economy in the meantime has moved into higher gear.  GDP is expanding robustly and jobs are coming around nicely.  But the overall...