Mortgage Archive

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®...

How much of my income goes towards housing?

With rates rising and home price growth starting to slow, I started to consider how much income is used towards housing in this current economic climate. Mortgage rates are trending upwards to near the highs of 2011 at 4.98...

What Would an Increase in Mortgage Rates Mean for Homebuyers?

Experts forecast that the U.S. economy is in for yet another solid year of strength, albeit not at the same level as in 2017. NAR expects that the mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage will rise to 4.4...

Student Loan Debt Adversely Affecting Millennials

In NAR’s first report on student loan debt in 2016, survey respondents were among a wide age range, from Millennials to Generation X to Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. This year, the Student Loan Debt and Housing Report...
September 21, 2017

REALTORS® Reported More Home Tours but Fewer Offers in July 2017

One indicator of the strength of homebuying demand is the number of client home tours. REALTORS® reported that, on average, they took about six clients on a home tour in July 2017, up from four clients one year ago,...