• House Prices and Inventory

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    This is an interesting year for housing. With rising mortgage rates , the tax changes, and immigration and trade policies, a key question is: What will be the impact on housing?
    The answer is no one knows for sure. It is difficult to measure demand directly, but inventory is fairly easy to track. Watching existing home "for sale" inventory is very helpful. As an example, the increase in inventory in late 2005 helped me call the top for housing.
    And the decrease in inventory eventually helped me correctly call the bottom for house prices in early 2012, see: The Housing Bottom is Here .
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  • Mortgage rates are on the rise. Here are some tips for getting the lowest rate

    Mortgage rates are on the rise. Here are some tips for getting the lowest rate

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The 30-year fixed-rate average hit a seven-year high last week. But you can still get a low rate when buying a home or refinancing a loan.
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