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Weekly Mortgage Applications Hit a Record, But Not a Healthy One for Housing

Weekly Mortgage Applications Hit a Record, But Not a Healthy One for Housing

Mortgage interest rates are now decidedly lower than a year ago, and home shoppers are buying in, but most are wealthier consumers purchasing more expensive homes.

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U.S. New Home Sales Hit 7 Month High, Services Sector Rebounds

U.S. New Home Sales Hit 7 Month High, Services Sector Rebounds

The Commerce Department said new home sales increased 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000 units, the highest level since May 2018.

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When Should You Think About Buying Your First Home?

When Should You Think About Buying Your First Home?

Contrary to what many of us grew up believing, there's no magical age at which we should own our first home. Instead, becoming a homeowner should be based on your unique path and future life plans.

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Qualify For a Mortgage With Assets Instead of Income

Qualify For a Mortgage With Assets Instead of Income

If you have funds in the bank, the SmartFunds loan product may be the smart way to qualify for a mortgage.

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The No. 1 Sign That We May See a Cooler Spring Home-Buying Market

The No. 1 Sign That We May See a Cooler Spring Home-Buying Market

This year's spring home-buying season, when the frenzy typically kicks off for the year, appears to be off to a slow start—particularly in and around some of the nation's most expensive, coastal cities.

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Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Applications to purchase a home increased 2 percent for the week - the first uptick in a month - a sign of optimism in the housing market.

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