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Mortgage applications increase in latest MBA weekly survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 26, 2021.

Affordability surprises first-time homebuyers while parental assistance, savings and wish list compromises prove common, survey finds® finds more than two-thirds of shoppers were surprised by what they could actually afford for their first home; nearly half were outbid.

Property Transactions March 5, 2021

Property Transactions March 5, 2021

Mortgage rates move up

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.81 percent.

Competition is fierce for home buyers, but acting quickly could save them hundreds on their monthly payments

This new Zillow analysis shows how the expectation of quickly growing home values and the potential for rising interest rates mean those who don't delay will have more buying power.

Exploring different backyard structures

People often look to various structures to add height and visual interest to outdoor spaces.

Relax in a Zen garden

Spending some time in your own Zen garden will distract your mind from the worries of the day by focusing your senses on what the garden has to offer.

What type of home do you want?

For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make.

Property Transactions February 26, 2021

Property Transactions February 26, 2021

All metro areas saw home prices rise during fourth quarter of 2020

Home prices up in all metro areas in Q4 2020.

Demand for vacation homes soared 84% year over year in January, symbolizing uneven financial recovery in the U.S.

Pandemic-driven demand for vacation homes is continuing into 2021 as mortgage applications for second homes see their eighth consecutive month of 80%-plus growth

DIY strategies to deep-clean carpeting

Learning how to deep clean carpets can help homeowners, as vacuuming is not enough to keep carpets in top form.

2020 U.S. housing market gains were biggest in 15 years

Zillow expects bigger growth in 2021 as sustained demand pushes home values higher.

Keep basements dry with downspout solutions

Plan for springtime showers by keeping your basement dry and protecting your foundation.

Property Transactions February 19, 2021

Property Transactions February 19, 2021


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