Stories tagged: homebuyers
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to a 10-month low, spurring on potential homebuyers for the upcoming season.
Fri., May 19, 2017
In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).
Sat., April 29, 2017
Spring is here, which means some people are gearing up to make what could be the largest purchase of their lifetime: a home. In many parts of the country, would-be …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
Single women account for 17 percent of homebuyers in the U.S., compared with 7 percent of single men, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
While a majority of homebuyers age 55 and over is seeking homes about the same size as their present home, builders catering to the age group can no longer afford …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Maybe this time higher interest rates actually mean higher interest rates. A year ago, the Federal Reserve lifted the key U.S. interest rate for the first time in more than …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
U.S. homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
g-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after rising for three straight weeks, continuing to lure prospective homebuyers.
Wed., June 30, 2010
WASHINGTON — Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday. …
Tue., June 29, 2010
Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House today.
Wed., June 23, 2010
WASHINGTON – The housing market may be on the verge of taking another plunge that could weaken the broader economic recovery. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in May, even …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Home prices in February posted their first annual increase since the end of 2006, lifted by temporary tax credits for homebuyers.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
WASHINGTON – Millions of homebuyers in the United States will have to come up with more cash and reach higher minimum credit scores to get a government-backed mortgage under changes …
Thu., Oct. 29, 2009
WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time homebuyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers. The tax credit provides up to …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2009
Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009
Lawmakers are trying to extend and expand an $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a stimulus-package tax break that many regard as a significant prop for the still-tottering economy.
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009
With mortgage rates at historic lows, a lot of people are interested in refinancing their home loans. When does it make sense to do it? Many financial professionals have suggested …