Mortgage rates are falling slightly, leading to an increase in home sales in August. Home price growth slowed significantly in July. Mortgage rates are slightly increasing now, but the question is: Are we in a potential bubble similar to 2008? This and more below the fold.
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From Realtor.com’s Latest News
Mortgage Rates Fall Slightly, Giving the Housing Market More Room to Grow
- An uptick in home sales activity has been attributed to this summer’s downturn in mortgage rates.
New-Home Sales Rebounded 7.1% in August, Flirting Again With a 12-Year High
- Sales of newly-constructed homes in the U.S. increased 7.1% on a monthly basis in August to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 713,000, the government reported.
Home Price Growth Slowed to a Crawl in July, Case-Shiller’s 20-City Index Shows
- The Case-Shiller index showed the slowest rate of home price appreciation since 2012, but the reprieve from breakneck home price appreciation may be short-lived.
Mortgage Rates Increase, Just as Home-Sales Activity Regains Momentum
- Mortgage rates rose on a weekly basis for the second week in a row, potentially threatening to put a damper on home sales just as the real-estate market’s outlook was brightening.
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- Just 40% of Americans could cover an emergency expense costing $1,000, per a 2019 study by Bankrate. The other 60% would be up the creek without a paddle. Because emergencies do happen, and not just to other people, either. Three out of ten Americans say they or an…
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- If you want to reach financial independence and/or retire early (FIRE) within the next five to ten years, should you invest in real estate or stocks? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. It turns out that several US and German universities, along with the…
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