Sometimes, the housing data headlines tell just half the tale. May’s Housing Starts figures are proving to be a terrific illustration.
Home builders expect a strong second-half in the 2012 housing market.
Mortgage markets improved last week, sending mortgage rates lower.
According to foreclosure data firm RealtyTrac, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide rose 9 percent in May.
The number of U.S. housing markets showing “measurable and sustained growth” slipped by 20, according to the National Association of Homebuilders.
Before moving to a new state, or even long distances intra-state, check your new home town’s Cost of Living. It will help you plan a better housing budget.
Today’s mortgage rates are a bargain as compared to just 1 year ago.
Mortgage markets worsened last week, breaking a multi-week winning streak for mortgage rates.
According to the March Case-Shiller Index, home values rose in 12 of 20 tracked markets, and one remained unchanged.
Beginning Monday, June 11, the FHA is changing its mortgage insurance premium schedule for the second time this year.