Portland-Area Home Prices Climb Year-Over-Year
Portland-area home prices grew faster in June than they did nationwide, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index.
People Movers of the Week: Aug. 28
Mortgage professional hiring and new job appointments for the week ending Aug. 28.
Merced Dubbed 'Most Affordable' in California in Rent Costs
When it comes to rent costs, Merced is the most affordable city in California, according to a new report put together by Zumper, a home and apartment rental search site.
Credit Suisse Marketing $347M Plain-Vanilla RMBS
Credit Suisse is taking advantage of the relative calm in credit markets Thursday to launch its second residential mortgage securitization of the year.
Mortgage Rates Fall Amid Stock Market Volatility: Freddie Mac
Interest rates on fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages fell this week amid stock market volatility, according to Freddie Mac.
Fraud Investigation Halts Seattle Projects
Construction on Path America's $190 million Potala Tower in downtown Seattle ground to a halt Wednesday, two days after a court temporarily froze the firm's assets amid a federal fraud investigation.
Pending Sales of Previously Owned Homes Rose 0.5% in July
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes climbed in July for the sixth time in the last seven months, signaling further momentum in residential real estate.
Sacramento Launches 10,000-Unit Downtown Housing Initiative
Downtown Sacramento's big arena project is well underway. Next up, city officials say: Bring housing back downtown.
Fannie Mae Lowers Origination Projections for Second Half of 2015
Fannie Mae has lowered its projections for single-family mortgage originations for the second half of the year, based on a variety of negative economic conditions.
Potential Home Sellers Stay on the Sideline: CAR
Many potential home sellers are staying on the sidelines due to high prices and a lack of available inventory for buying a replacement home, according to the California Association of Realtors.
Housing Markets Improve Nationwide: Freddie Mac
Housing markets nationwide continued to improve, with more than half of states considered to be within a stable range, Freddie Mac reported in its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index.
Renters of Single-Family Homes More Likely to Buy: Freddie Mac
Those who rent single-family properties could be more likely to buy than their multifamily counterparts, according to research from Freddie Mac.
Mortgage Applications Increase on Weekly Basis: MBA
Mortgage applications for the week ending Aug. 21 increased 20 basis points on an adjusted basis from the prior week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Sacramento New Home Construction Slowed by Worker Shortages
The economy has improved, and demand for new homes is on the rise, but Sacramento homebuilders are sounding a new alarm: They can't find enough construction workers.
Dallas-Area Home Prices Rise 8.2% in June
Dallas-area home prices surged again in June, ranking among the biggest gains for a major metro area nationwide.