Mortgage Archive

December 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates were unchanged from last month at 4.99 percent this December, and up 18.2 percent compared to 4.22 percent a year...

Planning to Buy a Home in 2019?

Mortgage rates are starting off 2019 at very good levels. In fact, mortgage rates declined, starting the new year with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage dipping to 4.5 percent last week from 5 percent a month ago, according to mortgage...

October 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.88 percent this October, up 18.7 percent compared to 4.11 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

With Higher Mortgage Rates, REALTORS® Expect Slightly Weaker Market Conditions Over the Next Six Months According to NAR October 2018 Survey

With interest rates on the rise, REALTORS® expect the housing market to slightly weaken over the next six months compared to current conditions, according to NAR’s  October 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. For the first time since January 2012,...

Homebuying Demand Still Strong in Job-Creating Affordable States According to NAR September 2018 Survey

Based on REALTORS® who reported about their transactions in September 2018, home buying activity slowed compared to the level of activity one year ago on a national level, according to the  September 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The REALTORS®...