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Home Values at Six-Year High


Home values during December reached to $266,104, an 8.4% year-over-year ascent and the highest annual increase since January 2014, according to new data from Zillow.

Predicting the Housing Market’s Reaction to a Vaccine Rollout


Expect the housing market in 2021 to "settle somewhere in between where we were before COVID and where we were during COVID," says Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for's recent article entitled, "How the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines Could Help, and Hurt, the U.S. Housing Market."

Pending Home Sales Report: Uptick in Contract Signings


Pending home sales saw a month-over-month decline during November, according to the data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However, sales were up from one year earlier.

Forbearance loans decrease, but new requests are highest since August


The total number of loans in forbearance decreased from 5.54% to 5.48% as of Dec. 6, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

What Will the Housing Market Look Like in 2021?


This year has been an intense one for all industries, but the housing market has managed to come out on top. As 2021 draws nearer, Zillow offers some key trend predictions that could lead to shifts in the market next year.

Bigger, Better, Newer: The Top Housing Trends for 2021


With 2020 coming to a close, it’s time to really start thinking about what 2021 will bring, especially when it comes to what homebuyers want. has released the top 10 home trends for the coming year, each likely to increase in popularity as the months go on.

What Mortgage Lenders Can Expect From 2021 Profit Margins


The bottom line among mortgage lenders is not exactly sizzling lately. For the next three months, the outlook for profitability dipped from last quarter, according to Fannie Mae's Q4 2020 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. In fact, a larger chunk of lenders now envisions profit margins receding even further.

Why Have Pending Home Sales Declined?


The National Association for Realtors (NAR) released its latest Pending Home Sales Index for October today, showing that pending home sales experienced a slight decline in last month, dropping by 1.1% from September.

Freddie Mac Loans on Track for Big Annual Increase


The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies.

Fannie Mae Suggests Strong Housing Market Will Continue


The near-future state of the U.S. economy is predicated on how policymakers and the public respond to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, according to the latest commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.


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