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Real Estate Research

  • Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, November 30, 2023
    on November 30, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Mortgage interest rates dropped again to 7.22% from 7.29% last week; the drop from the October peak of 7.79% translates into a $125-a-month savings on a $400,000 mortgage.

  • Pending Home Sales Fell 1.5% in October
    on November 30, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    During October 2023, mortgage rates were at their highest, and contract signings for existing homes were at their lowest in more than 20 years.

  • Consumer Financial Literacy
    on November 28, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    The research contained in the Consumer Financial Literacy report shows an opportunity to help narrow the racial gap in homeownership and bring more first-time home buyers into the housing market.

Real Estate Story Ideas

  • Cybersecurity and Real Estate
    on December 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    As more and more real estate transactions take place online and through email, it has become even more important for real estate professionals to implement best practices to stay cybersecure.

  • Saving for a Down Payment
    on December 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Taking small steps such as giving up buying coffee or bringing a homemade lunch to work can help potential homebuyers put aside thousands without making huge lifestyle sacrifices

  • Clever Cures for the Worst of Winter
    on December 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Cold weather can keep homeowners cooped up inside for months, so why not use that time to take on some quick and easy DIY home repairs.