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Mortgage applications resume decline after one-week surge

The number of mortgage applications is fluctuating but trending downward as buyers try to decide whether now’s the right...

Mortgage applications resume decline after one-week surge
Hispanics account for more than half of U.S. homeownership growth in the past decade despite making up only 18 percent of the population. (iStock)

Buenas noticias: Hispanic homeownership soars

Hispanic homeownership had its biggest annual increase last year in two decades. As buyers — younger ones in particular...

Buenas noticias: Hispanic homeownership soars
Refinances made up 60 percent of all applications, up slightly from 59.2 percent the previous week. (iStock)
National

Mortgage rates dip, triggering surge in loan requests

When mortgage rates dropped last week to their lowest levels in two months, buyers pounced. After three weeks of...

Mortgage rates dip, triggering surge in loan requests
Mortgage requests, refinancings continue to drop
National

Mortgage requests, refinancings continue to drop

As properties fly off the market and prices continue to increase, buyers are reconsidering whether now is the time...

Mortgage requests, refinancings continue to drop
Better CEO Vishal Garg and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (Better.com, Getty)
National

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank

UPDATED, April 8, 2021, 3:20 p.m.: Mortgage lending startup Better.com’s valuation just swelled to $6 billion thanks to a...

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank
An index tracking applications for mortgages to purchase homes decreased 5 percent. (iStock)
National

Frenzy ending? Mortgage requests fall 5%

Spring is usually when the housing market heats up. But after months of frenzied buying comes a sign that it might finally be slowing down. An index tracking applications for mortgages to purchase homes...

Frenzy ending? Mortgage requests fall 5%
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National

March madness: Homes sold faster than ever last month

The housing market is setting all kinds of records. Fifty-nine percent of homes that went into contract in the...

March madness: Homes sold faster than ever last month
February were 10.4 percent higher than last year. (iStock)
National

Home price growth hits 15-year high

Home prices continue to skyrocket as low levels of inventory begin to depress the number of sales. CoreLogic Home Price Index, which tracks national home prices, showed prices were 10.4 percent higher in February...

Home price growth hits 15-year high
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