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If Housing Is So Affordable, Why Doesn't It Feel That Way?

The National Association of Realtors' Housing Affordability Index is at near-record highs, which means a median-income family has more than enough income to buy a median-price house. But it sure doesn't feel like housing is affordable.

Sean Becketti
Sean Becketti
VP Chief Economist

The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

Because home inspections are such an important part of your homebuying journey, it's important to separate the facts from the myths.

Cutting costs and saving time should be automatic.

With Loan Advisor Suite®, it is.

More automation means a more efficient, less costly process for you and your borrowers. Automated collateral evaluations. Automated assessments for borrowers without credit scores. Automated income and asset validation. Expanded homeownership opportunities.

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Research

How Cash Sales Affect Mortgage Originations

Outlook | Aug 17, 2017

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We're Tracking The Market

Freddie Mac surveys lenders each week on the rates, fees and points for the most popular mortgage products. Average Mortgage Rates as of August 17, 2017

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30-Yr FRM
3.89%

0.4 Fees/Points

15-Yr FRM
3.16%

0.5 Fees/Points

5/1-Yr ARM
3.16%

0.4 Fees/Points

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