Keyword: Home Sales

Amore Your Amortization Schedule

What exactly is amortization, what is an amortization schedule, and why does it matter?

When Mortgage Rates Weren't Groovy

The most dramatic increase in mortgage rates came during the late 1970s. What would happen if rates rise like that again?

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

The National Association of REALTORS annual report on home buyers and sellers is full of information on the state of housing in 2017.

Our Top Ten List

The results are in. Did you read our top most–read blog posts for 2017?

Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for their best year in a decade.

The Big, Bad "B" Word

Even as the housing industry continues to recover and grow more stable, many are keeping an eye out for the next house price bubble.

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

3% Down in Three Easy Steps

Are you looking to take advantage of a 3% down payment? Here are the three steps that you need to know.

Improve Your Homebuying Odds: Get Pre-Approved

Anyone looking to buy — especially in a competitive market — should ask a reputable lender to pre–approve them for a mortgage.

Considering A Manufactured Home?

Forget what you think you know about manufactured homes. With prices averaging 1,300, they might just be the affordable housing option you're looking for.

Baby Boomer Myths: Up-Close and Personal with Sean Becketti, Chief Economist

Baby Boomers comprise one-quarter of the population but own two-thirds of the housing wealth. Their decisions will reshape our housing market in the coming years. Freddie Mac's chief economist uses our latest survey results to bust some myths about 55+ homeowners and renters.

Six Down, Six to Go

We're essentially half way through 2016. So how are homes sales doing?

Ahead in May

We still have some ground to make up but housing remains a bright spot in the economy.

Take the Anxiety Out of Your First Home Offer

Here's how to put together an opening bid on a house without making yourself a nervous wreck.

In the Mix

With new home sales data in for March, we're currently running 153,000 home sales (non-seasonally adjusted) below what we saw in March of 2007, however, we're already ahead of last year's home sales at the same time.

Do You Know Your Housing Lingo?

If you've just dipped your toe into the house-hunting world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed — especially when everyone seems to be speaking an unfamiliar language.

The Best Year in Home Sales Since 2007!

Expect home sales to carry this momentum forward in 2016.

November Home Sales

Still on track for the best year in homes sales since 2007.

September Home Sales

Still on pace for the best year in home sales since 2007

Where Are Homebuyers Hiding? In Single-Family Rentals

The housing industry is wondering who is America's next homebuyer? One group is people renting single-family properties, according to new Freddie Mac research.

4 Reasons Home Sales Are Surging

Reports the Associated Press: "Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market." Why all the activity now after so many years of sluggishness?

April Homes Sales

Currently existing home sales are slightly down 0.7%, and new home sales are up 17% compared to 2013 through April on a non-seasonally adjusted basis.

Nearly 80 Percent of Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets Improving

Strong Buyer Demand Driving Top Performing Markets in MiMi this Month

Heading into May, Momentum Builds for Home Sales

Last month, we indicated that April would be a make or break month for home sales. So, how are we doing?

Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century

If you are in the market to buy a home, today's average mortgage rates are something to celebrate compared to almost any year since 1971.

3% Down Checklist

Our checklist can help determine if our new 3% down mortgage is right for you.

The Dress, the WeaselPecker and Housing Data

See how home sales perform this spring with our new interactive housing tracker.

Best Bang for the Condo Buck

In today's purchase market, condos could be the answer for many first-time homebuyers and those with lower and/or limited incomes. See where you get the best bang for your buck.