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MarketMinute | Mortgage App Volume Climbed As Rates Fell

MarketMinute | Mortgage App Volume Climbed As Rates Fell

This week’s Fed member speakers tried to cool expectations for rate cuts and affirm their resolve to bring down inflation. The segment of U.S. households with $1 million to $5 million in investable assets has jumped almost 60% over the past 16 years. New unemployment claims were down last week. Layoffs remained low even as the still-strong job market showed some signs of cooling. Mortgage application volume climbed 2.5% last week as rates fell. Purchase apps rose 3% for the week, and refi apps...

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6 Reasons Why Your First Home Should be a Multi Family Property

6 Reasons Why Your First Home Should be a Multi Family Property

  Did know your first house could pay for itself? Here are 6 reasons to make your first home a multifamily property. 1. Collecting rent for the unit(s) you will not occupy can go a long way to subsidizing, if not sometimes even covering, your monthly loan payment . 2. The portion of the property that is rented can be depreciated. This lowers your tax liability on the rental income. 3. Expenses for maintenance and repairs can also be deducted for the rented portion of the property. 4. You may be able to purchase a more expensive property . Over time, this may provide a larger accumulation of equity than a lesser priced property. 5. New...

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MarketMinute | Home Prices Rise While Homeowners Stay Put

MarketMinute | Home Prices Rise While Homeowners Stay Put

The Fed maintained the current policy rate at its November meeting and signaled the cycle of increases may be ending. Despite a booming economy, consumer confidence dropped for the 3rd straight month amid persistent inflation worries. Jobless claims rose for the 6th week, signaling the labor market may be cooling. However, job opening data showed layoffs at a 9-month low. According to ICE, home prices set a record in August for the 4th consecutive month. Prices rose 0.68% over July's level....

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New Maximum Loan Limits for 2024 Are Coming!

New Maximum Loan Limits for 2024 Are Coming!

  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which oversees Fannie & Freddie and sets loan limits for conventional mortgages is expected to increase the amount of money that can be borrowed through a standard home loan to $750K . In some areas, the limit is expected to be even higher. The new limits will take effect in 2024. Here are the specifics about the change The standard loan limit, also known as the conforming loan limit, will rise by just over 3% to a maximum of $750,000 in most areas. The percentage increase is equal to the national appreciation average over the last year. This is the 8th year in a row that the...

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MarketMinute | How much would you pay for a haunted house?

MarketMinute | How much would you pay for a haunted house?

The economy grew at the fastest pace in nearly 2 years last quarter, fueled by a surge in consumer spending and cooling inflation. Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week but were still in ultra-low territory, staying near lows last seen in January. The federal government finished its fiscal year in September with a $1.7 trillion deficit, fueling rising bond yields and higher mortgage rates. New home sales surged by 12%, reaching their highest level in more than a year. Median home prices fell as...

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