Mortgage applications are up, consumer confidence stabilizes

Mortgage applications are up, consumer confidence stabilizes


Encouraging new data shows that buyers are coming back and consumers are feeling more confident, though concerns about job stability and possible inflation remain. read more
Rent increases down in Miami in April

Rent increases down in Miami in April


A new report that rent is still rising, but by much less in most cities, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. read more
Despite pandemic, new homes are selling

Despite pandemic, new homes are selling


Data shows sales of new construction single-family homes rose slightly in April while price growth continues, albeit slowly. read more
Helping renters become buyers in today’s market

Helping renters become buyers in today’s market


While the world may be on pause right now, the housing market is still moving along. Brian Buffini shares some techniques for helping first-time buyers feel comfortable and confident during uncertain times. read more
Going where no one has gone before

Going where no one has gone before


This “Star Trek”-themed movie room is decked out to imitate the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Beam us up, Scotty. read more
Miami listings plentiful, but that’s not helping affordability

Miami listings plentiful, but that’s not helping affordability


Homes are more affordable nationwide due to declining interest rates, but a shortage of listings in most cities due to the pandemic is making them harder to find. read more
Unprecedented times create extraordinary demands

Unprecedented times create extraordinary demands


The coronavirus pandemic is changing how people think about housing, technology and location, three elements that are critical to the real estate industry. Find out what four experts see on the horizon. read more
Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?

Hispanic homeownership reached historic highs before COVID-19. What now?


=During a pandemic that appears to be impacting the Latino community disproportionately hard, will the singular gains of this community be sustained? read more
Existing-home sales drop 17.8% in April, but first-timers are coming back

Existing-home sales drop 17.8% in April, but first-timers are coming back


Coronavirus lockdowns disrupted sales in April, but the data shows an increase in new homebuyers. read more
Purchase applications up 13% in Florida

Purchase applications up 13% in Florida


Economists with the Mortgage Bankers Association predict mortgage rates will remain low for the next couple of years, though there is at least one scenario under which they could rise more quickly. read more