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Consumer Attitudes Toward Housing Improve Amid Positive Jobs Report

Consumer Attitudes Toward Housing Improve Amid Positive Jobs Report

Amidst the positive May job report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), consumer attitudes concerning the housing market showed vast improvement for the month of May, according to results from Fannie Mae‘s May 2015 National Housing Survey. These positive changes also support the case for an increase in housing activity this year. The BLS’s May jobs report showed an acceleration […]


Ways to Avoid Costly Home Repairs – Laundry Room

 Maintain your house now, so you can avoid big problems later on Problems: Interior water damage; energy waste; possible fire. Trouble signs: Leaks from loose or burst washer hoses. Clogged dryer vent, resulting in towels needing two cycles. What you can do: Use stainless steel washer hoses to prevent bursting. Replace plastic or foil dryer vents with aluminum […]


December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years

December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years

Media Contact: Walter Molony WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) – Existing-home sales edged up in December, sales for all of 2013 were the highest since 2006, and median prices maintained strong growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.0 percent to […]


Online Technology Likely to Play Larger Role in Mortgage Process

Online Technology Likely to Play Larger Role in Mortgage Process

Online Technology Likely to Play Larger Role in Mortgage Process 01/03/2014 By: Tory Barringer  A recently released borrower survey on shopping habits shows increasing reliance on online tools when mortgage shopping, though many still find the learning curve too steep. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group released Thursday the findings from its latest topic […]


‘Boomerang’ Buyers Expected to Boost Recovery in the New Year

BY: HOWARD GOLDTHWAITE  Housingforeclosure authorities at LoanSafe.org andYouWalkAway.com have created a new website to help people re-enter the housing market after having been through a previous foreclosure. The website is calledAfterForeclosure.com and helps those most affected by the housing crisis take charge of their financial future and own their own home again. Based on a poll of their combined […]


Sales of Existing Homes Decline Annually for First Time in 29 Months

12/19/2013 By: Tory Barringer  Existing-home sales dipped on both a monthly and annual basis in November, marking the first year-over-year decline in sales in nearly two and a half years. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) calculated an adjusted annualized sales rate of 4.90 million for existing homes last month, representing a drop from 5.12 […]


Housing Momentum Stalled by Cautious Consumers

12/10/2013 By: Howard Goldthwaite  According to Fannie Mae’s November National Housing Survey, positive momentum in the housing market has slowed as Americans remain cautious about their personal finances and the overall state of the economy. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed believe the economy is on the wrong track. Twenty-two percent expect their personal finances to […]