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Buyers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

Credit unions are increasingly pressing into a category traditionally reserved for banks: mortgages. More home buyers are turning to credit unions for mortgages, according to a new...

FHA Fee Cuts Likely to Lure More Buyers

Last week, the Federal Housing Administration announced it will cut its annual mortgage insurance premiums, likely resulting in about $900 in savings for borrowers and potentially...

Home Buyers Took a Break During the Holidays

Mortgage applications dropped sharply during the holidays, plunging 9.1 percent for the week ending Jan. 2 compared to two weeks earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

Stronger Economy Drives New Home Buyers

The strengthening of the economy and the labor sector is prompting more young professionals to gradually return to the real estate market. Since the housing turnaround started in 2012,...

What Makes Buyers So Predictable

Are you a highly conscientious person? Then you’ll probably want a fixed-rate mortgage. Somewhat neurotic? Then you’d likely rather own than rent. What Research Says Repeat...

Where Buyers Face Steepest Competition

All-cash transactions remain high, but they are showing signs of dropping, which could be good news for traditional home buyers with financing who find they are unable to compete...

This Is Where Millennial Home Buyers Are Heading

While first-time home buyers’ presence in the housing market has been subdued in recent years, some metro areas are poised to soon see an increase in home buying from the millennial...

Top Amenities Buyers Will Make Sacrifices For

Home buyers are showing some willingness to pay more for certain amenities in a home, according to the latest PulteGroup Home Index Survey of more than 1,000 adults ages 25 to 65. Take...

Survey: Buyers, Sellers ‘Not on the Same Page’

Home buyers and sellers are “not on the same page” when it comes to the state of the housing market, according to a new Redfin survey of 707 of its agents and partner agents across...

Virginia Sets First-Time Buyers Up for Home Ownership

Virginia has approved a new law that will allow first-time home buyers to invest up to $50,000 in financial institutions that can be earmarked as a first-time homebuyer savings plan....