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Rising mortgage rates spur first-time homebuyer activity in November

As a First Time Homebuyer, you’re probably paying close attention to Mortgage rates. At Founders Federal Credit Union, we understand how important these rates are when deciding to buy your first home.

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The average 30-year fixed mortgage. November, but then fell back in December. If they remain low during the early months of 2019, the housing market could see a modest reacceleration.” Beyond.

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largest provider of private capital for first-time homebuyers, insuring 507,000 of these mortgages in 2016. We understand the first-time homebuyer segment, both the ones we serve and those served by others. We started working on the First-Time Homebuyer Market Report in 2015. The question was both simple and important: how many homes are sold to

Mortgage approvals are rising again but remain at subdued levels. The figure is up 74% on last November, when the number of approvals for homebuyer loans dropped to just 27,000, and is the highest.

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The economy is improving, and although the new jobs aren’t necessarily supportive of housing, increased economic activity generally supports house prices and sales. Further, mortgage interest rates are near record lows, so houses are more affordable on a monthly payment basis today than they were in mid 2013 when mortgage rates hit 4.5%..

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Mortgage rates this week. At the current 15-year fixed rate, you’ll pay $745.21 each month for every $100,000 you borrow, down from $747.23 last week. At the current 5/1 arm rate, you’ll pay $484.36 each month for every $100,000 you borrow, down from $487.27 last week.

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage. credit to the first-time home buyer tax credit for the rising percentages. Following its extension in early November of last year, the home buyer tax credit is.

Interest rates. first time since April 2010, shortly after the recession ended. wells fargo economist Mark Vitner doesn’t expect mortgage rates to crack the psychological barrier of 5 percent until.

Cordray, Watt: Mortgage industry matures to meet new regulatory framework The MBLAA is a new act that replaced the old Mortgage Brokers Act and sets out a new framework for regulating the mortgage brokering industry in Ontario. Under the MBLAA and related regulations, the mortgage brokering industry must meet certain requirements in areas such as: education, licensing,

November 2016 Potential. in the Federal Funds rate last week, will likely have a modest cooling impact on potential home sales heading into 2017. “While rising rates reduce affordability for.

Here are four benefits and four concerns about rising mortgage rates. The good 1. Rising rates are often a sign of an improving economy. Rising interest rates are, according to many experts, a sign of the ongoing national economic recovery. Increases in mortgage interest rates suggest that consumer confidence is rebounding and that rising.