All Posts in Category: Market Trends

For the Fourth Straight Week, Mortgage Rates Rise

Mortgage rates have slowly been inching up over the past month, but they remain below their levels a year ago. “Despite the recent rise in mortgage rates, both existing- and new-home sales continue to show strength—indicating the lagged effect of lower rates on housing demand,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This, along with…

Read More

Buying a House in 2019: What You Need to Know

Buying a house is a minefield full of “I didn’t know thats.” From choosing the right home to qualifying for the best mortgage, you want to minimize the things you don’t know. So let’s lower your “didn’t-know” ratio. With a shifting lending landscape, unpredictable interest rates and down payment priorities based on your local market,…

Read More