Last week’s economic reporting included readings from S&P Case-Shiller home price indices, data on pending home sales, and weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims.
What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase?
Several generations ago, lenders required home buyers to have a 20 percent down payment in order to get a mortgage. While there were a few options out there for people who couldn’t save this substantial amount, the reality was that for the majority of people, the 20 percent down was a requirement.
S&P Case-Shiller: December Home Price Growth Slows
Home price growth slowed in December according to the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index. Year-over-year home prices rose by 4.6 percent in December as compared to November’s reading of 6.8 percent growth. Rising mortgage rates caused home prices to dip as potential buyers delayed home purchases and demand for homes fell.
The Top Benefits Of A Single Close Construction Loan
If you are thinking about building your own home, you might be wondering how construction loans work. There are plenty of options available, but one of the most popular choices is a single-close construction loan.
Moving From An Apartment To A House? Here’s What You Need To Remember About Your Lease
The major problem that the vast majority of buyers will run into – especially when purchasing their first home – has to do with a lease agreement that is still active with their apartment complex at the time of the purchase.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 27, 2023
Last week’s economic reporting included readings on sales of previously-owned homes, the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and weekly readings on average mortgage rates and jobless claims.
The Top Reasons To Stop Renting And Buy Today
Buying a house can be expensive, and it can take a long time to save up money for a down payment; however, it might be time for you to stop renting and buy your own place. What are some of the top reasons why it might be time to put down some roots?
What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status?
When you are purchasing a home, your lender may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home of your dreams. There are some benefits to being pre-approved before you find a home, but oftentimes, people confuse pre-qualifications with pre-approvals.
The Job Of A Mortgage Loan Originator
Do you want to purchase a house? If you cannot pay cash for your house, you will need to apply for a mortgage. A mortgage loan originator can help you find the right mortgage to meet your needs. What are some of the job duties of a mortgage loan originator, and how can they help you with the financing process?
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2023
Last week’s economic news included readings on housing markets, inflation, retail sales, and data on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published.