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Hope for First-Time Buyers

As rates climb back toward historic norms, homes are now becoming more sensitive to changing mortgage interest rates. Find out how this may work in first time buyers' favor.

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The Dip Before the Rise

The latest Freddie Mac Forecast points to a slowing in home sales as well as the economy by the end of 2018. But here’s what you can expect from housing in 2019.

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Rising Rates and Housing

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With mortgage rates approaching the 5 percent mark, experts weigh in on how the upswing is likely to affect homebuyers and owners.

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MSR and the Rising Rate Environment

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The impact of the rising rate environment has been felt on mortgage servicing rights too. A recent webinar explained the effect of rising rates on MSR product and what to expect moving forward.

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Credit Scores Count in a High Rate Environment

A report analyzing the annual percentage rates for borrowers found that APRs had risen to their highest in the year in September. Here’s why borrower credit scores are likely to play an important role while looking for the best mortgage rates.

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Fixed-rate Mortgages Still the Loan of Choice

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90 percent of Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities include fixed rate loans, meaning U.S. mortgage borrowers still choose fixed-rate mortgages as their loan of choice. With the upcoming end of LIBOR, the common ARM index, see what makes fixed rates the preferred loan.

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Price Cuts Hit Several Markets

Home price cuts have increased across the country, influence partly by a slowing inventory shortage. What influence has the inventory shortage had on the market?

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