Real Estate- News and information on the Real Estate market

 
 

 
 

  • HomeGain Blog
  • 3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home

    3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home
    Buying your first home can be both an exciting and a scary experience. Many homeowners are appreciative of any bit of information that would help make the process less stressful and as painless as possible. Home insurance is usually a major contributor to the anxieties new homeowners’ experience. They are often confused about how much [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13
    On Monday January 14, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (12:49) Ryan and Louis discuss the Federal Reserve minutes. Louis notes the what the Fed does [...]
  • Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging

    Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging
    If you have recently listed your house for sale, then there is a good chance you are looking into tips for home staging in order to increase your chances of success when it comes to selling the home. If you?re not, then you should be! After all, there are all kinds of steps you can [...]
  • HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results

    HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results
    Sixty-three percent of Pennsylvania real estate professionals expect home prices to stay the same or decrease within the next six months Last month, HomeGain,one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 200 HomeGain current and former members [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12
    On Monday December 17, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (14:15) Ryan covers the week’s economic event including the fiscal cliff talks. Part 2 (12:13) Louis [...]
  • Mortgage News Daily
  • MBS RECAP: Bonds Modestly Stronger, But Sideways Theme Remains

    MBS RECAP: Bonds Modestly Stronger, But Sideways Theme Remains

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    Yesterday's recap went into some detail about the market phenomenon that can result in intense periods of sideways momentum (and trader apathy) during certain weeks of certain summertime months. Long-story short, this week was a great candidate for what some market participants refer to as the summer doldrums, and so far it is not disappointing. Back in the day, we might have looked forward to another weekly release of Jobless Claims data, but it hasn't been a market mover for quite some time. FHFA Home Prices were also on the data calendar, and while we've never really looked to data that old (it applies to April) for trading level guidance, the results were nonetheless interesting to housing/mortgage market folks. The FHFA clocked an increase in the annual pace of appreciation...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Lower

    Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Lower

    Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

    Mortgage rates have been so little-changed in recent days that yesterday's coverage wouldn't need to be changed in order to apply perfectly today. Indeed, the 3rd paragraph is a word-for-word repeat. To be fair though, we would need to update yesterday's reference to "especially over the past 5 days." That "5" would now be a "6," obviously. Any detectable difference in today's rate quotes would come in the form of slightly lower upfront costs versus yesterday. The actual interest rate quote remains unchanged. This sideways trend could easily continue for several more days. The absence of change continues to be a good thing given that rates remain very close to their lowest levels in more than 8 months. Only a handful of recent days have been any better. 4.0% is the most prevalently-quoted conventional...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • FHFA Home Prices Continue Strong Gains

    FHFA Home Prices Continue Strong Gains

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    April data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) indicates that, once again, there was no moderation in the pace of home price increases . FHFA's Housing Price Index (HPI), which is based on loans sold to or guaranteed by the two GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, increased 0.7 percent from March. Further, the March Index, originally reported to have gained 0.6 percent from the previous month, was revised upward, also to 0.7 percent. There was an even larger jump in the pace of appreciation on an annual basis. The year-over-year HPI was up by 6.8 percent compared to 6.4 percent in March. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2017 to April 2017 ranged from an 0.1 percent decline in the East South Central division to a 1.6 percent gain in...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • Prepayment Rate and Refinanceable Population Have Both Soared

    Prepayment Rate and Refinanceable Population Have Both Soared

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Prepayments, apparently spurred by the recent retreat in interest rates, soared in May. Black Knight Financial Services, in its "first look" at the month's mortgage performance data, said there was a 23 percent increase in prepayments, historically a good indicator of refinancing activity , from April to May, bringing the incidence to the highest so far in 2017, 1.06 percent. The company said the first quarter of this year was a bad one for refinancing, with originations falling 45 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016 as interest rates took off. However, the easing of rates over the last few months may change the outlook for the second and third quarters, a projection that seems to be confirmed by the increase in prepayments. With rates back below 4 percent, Black Knight said the number...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

  • Purchase Loans, Closing Rates Improved in May

    Purchase Loans, Closing Rates Improved in May

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Originations are increasingly tilted toward home purchase mortgages per the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae. The May data show the share of those mortgages gained another three percentage points to represent 68 percent of all closed loans. The share of refinance originations has dropped from 47 percent at the beginning of 2017 to a current level of 32 percent. The purchase share of Convention loans increased from 57 percent to 61 percent and the purchase share of FHA ticked up 1 point to 82 percent and VA's to 73 percent from 71. The average 30-year note rate of closed loans was down for the first time this year , to 4.33 percent from 4.41 percent in April, but that average rate was still 27 basis points higher than in May 2016. The percentage of Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM...(read more)

    Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

 
 
  • Shelter Offshore
  • Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off

    Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off
    Vox Urban is a new site dedicated to the best things about property, development and the built and urban environments in the UK and it's of potential interest to expats too.
  • How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad

    How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad
    If you're free to live and work anywhere in the world you're a digital nomad, and you're free to establish tax residency in a tax-free nation. Here's how to do it.
  • Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad

    Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad
    Whilst pension mis-selling has been prevented in the UK it's still a problem for expats living abroad, Pension-Life.com is attempting to prevent expats from becoming victims of bad financial advice.
  • Offshore Banking Advantage

    Offshore Banking Advantage
    Exploring and explaining the offshore banking advantage for expats who want to protect and advance their financial position abroad.
  • AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad

    AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad
    From his office in Dubai, AES International CEO Sam Instone has started a revolution in the expat financial advice marketplace, and is bringing UK IFA standards to the Middle East.
  • Real Estate Market Conditions
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Pinal Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 96% -2% 95% 96% 1% Sold Homes 803 690 -14% 635 690 9% Asking...
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Maricopa Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 97% 96% -1% 96% 96% 0% Sold Homes 6,562 5,886 -10% 5,777 5,886 2% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Los Angeles Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 97% -1% 97% 97% 0% Sold Homes 5,528 4,924 -11% 4,937 4,924 0%...
  • Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Orange Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 104% 6% 96% 104% 8% Sold Homes 2,193 1,864 -15% 2,028 1,864 -8% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010

    ziprealty
    Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Riverside Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 100% 98% -2% 100% 98% -2% Sold Homes 3,160 2,693 -15% 2,794 2,693 -4% Asking...
 
 
  • Commercial Property Executive
  • A New Model for In-Building Wireless Service

    A New Model for In-Building Wireless Service
    A 30-year veteran of the telecommunications industry explains the new model that offers an economical approach for a crucial category of technology.
  • Thorpe Predicts Continued Expansion

    Thorpe Predicts Continued Expansion
    We are well into the economic cycle, but that's no reason to be scared, according to Kevin Thorpe, chief economist for Cushman & Wakefield Inc. There may be more growth to come.
  • Will Lenders Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Hotel Investors?

    Will Lenders Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Hotel Investors?
    Insights on what's ahead for the hospitality sector in the capital markets, from a finance veteran and president of the Continental Partners mortgage banking firm.
  • Invesco Inks 6 Leases at Premier Office Building in Boston

    Invesco Inks 6 Leases at Premier Office Building in Boston
    The transactions totaled 70,000 square feet of new leases and expansions signed by tech, energy, media, logistics and mechanical firms. The 220,311-square-foot property was recently renovated and holds several building certifications.
  • Marriott Breaks Ground on Pittsburgh Hotel

    Marriott Breaks Ground on Pittsburgh Hotel
    The four-story property will be situated adjacent to the Harrisburg International Airport and other major attractions, which is creating a strong demand for leisure and business travelers.
  • Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
  • Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ?mean? House one

    Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ?mean? House one

    Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ?mean? House oneAfter weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. ?From what I understand their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill,? said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.


  • Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks

    Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks

    Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote AttacksGovernment cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.


  • FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

    FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

    FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.


  • 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

    'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

    'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) ? An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.


  • Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ?completely illegal?

    Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ?completely illegal?

    Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ?completely illegal?Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as ?completely illegal.? He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.