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Home Sales at Risk Due to Rising Mortgage Rates

Lengthy loan locks could cost buyers thousands of extra dollars, which on the lower end might not be affordable and could scuttle the deal. While some builders can complete a home in 100 days, labor constraints have been slowing construction … Continue reading

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Rising Home Prices Are ‘Unsustainable’—Realtors

Also weighing on home prices are rising mortgage rates. May’s existing home sales report from the Realtors represents closed sales, so contracts and interest rates would have been signed and locked in March or April, before rates began to rise. … Continue reading

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As Prices Rise, Banks Repossess More Homes

“Inventory will likely remain below year-ago levels for a while yet, as builders ramp up capacity and sellers wait to squeeze every drop of equity from their home before listing,” Zillow’s chief economist Stan Humphries said in a release. “But … Continue reading

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Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action

Roughly 10 million refinances took place over the past two years, although that may include borrowers who have refinanced more than once, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. From mid-2011 to mid-2012, rates dropped by 100 basis points, making it worthwhile … Continue reading

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Investors Sue Government Over Fannie, Freddie Stock

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, comes just as a new bill is being drafted in Congress to reform housing finance and potentially liquidate Fannie and Freddie. Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have been … Continue reading

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