Article | Institute for Justice Imagine a law giving bureaucrats unbridled discretion over your property rights. It would provide no standards. City officials could stop you from using your property—such as putting up a fence or planting a tree—for arbitrary reasons, or, indeed, for no reason at all. And you’d have no one to appealContinue reading “SHOULD YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS?”
PUBLISHED WED, FEB 10 2021 Diana Olick An ‘Open House’ sign is displayed in the front yard of a home for sale in Columbus, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mortgage interest rates have increased in four of the first six weeks of 2021, putting a chill on mortgage demand. Overall mortgage applicationContinue reading “Mortgage demand drops as interest rates hit a three-month high”
A refinance is kind of like a mortgage do-over. By swapping out your home loan with a new one, you can save money with a new interest rate, tap into your equity or change the loan term. Average rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have been sliding to unheard-of levels around 2.8%. But the costs ofContinue reading “6 ways to cut the cost of refinancing your mortgage”
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Today’s interest rate cut is “an appropriate response to changing events,” says NAR’s chief economist. Will lower mortgage rates follow? Source: What Fed’s Emergency Rate Cut May Do for Mortgage Rates | Realtor Magazine
Homebuyers may be having a tough time finding a home they want, and the problem could get worse. Source: The Real Estate Market Is 3.3M Homes Short, Study Says | Realtor Magazine
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? More minority homeowners would lift overall homeownership rates, but discriminatory patterns persist in real estate. From NAR’s Policy Forum, Feb. 6, Washington, D.C. Source: Closing the Racial Ownership Gap: Is It Possible?
Source: HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)