Using Tax Refund for a Downpayment

Using Tax Refund for a Downpayment

Here is some insight on how Americans can invest their tax return and how first-time home buyers may look to invest long term. One of the major hurdles for potential home buyers is the downpayment. With a sizable tax refund, the average American would have a sizeable...
December 2017 Housing Affordability Index

December 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is practically flat from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.22 percent this December, up 1.7 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in...
December 2017 Pending Home Sales

December 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that December’s pending home sales pace was up 0.5 percent last month and up 0.5 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close....
December 2017 EHS Over Ten Years

December 2017 EHS Over Ten Years

Every month NAR produces existing home sales, median sales prices and inventory figures. The reporting of this data is always based on homes sold the previous month and the data is explained in comparison to the same month a year ago. We also provide a perspective of...
October 2017 Pending Home Sales

October 2017 Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace was up 3.5 percent last month and down slightly 0.6 percent from a year ago. Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to...

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