Monthly Archives: July 2017

Foreign Homebuyers Surge into U.S. Market

Posted To: MND NewsWire Our neighbors to the north seem to think the grass is pretty green on this side of the fence. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says that foreign investment in the U.S. residential market skyrocketed to a new high during the 12 months that ended in...
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Price Concerns Constrain Builder Confidence

Posted To: MND NewsWire Home builder confidence continues backing down from its post-crisis peak earlier this year, although the National Association of Realtors (NAHB) calls results of its July survey “solid.” The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) dropped 2 points to 64, its lowest reading since last November ....
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Mortgage Rates Higher Despite Friendly Market Movement

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates are largely dictated by movements in bond markets–specifically mortgage-backed securities (MBS). When bonds improve, prices rise and investors are willing to pay more to buy loans. This results in rates moving lower. In other words, bond market improvement = lower rates. With all...
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