HELP For Homeowners Underwater and What About New Homebuyers?

One month after posting a multi-year high, the Pending Home Sales Index retreated to 99.3 in June — a strong reading in its own right.

At the same time, millions of homeowners find themselves underwater, unable to refinance and take advantage of these historic low rates.

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Is The Real Estate Market in Sacramento Really Getting Better?

For that matter, is the Real Estate Market in California truly getting better?

84 U.S. Markets Improved In July, and the Wall Street Journal proudly called an end to the housing crisis, a declaration made without hedge, stating, “the housing bust is over.”

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What Mortgage Rates Are Doing This week of July 4th, 2012

EU affecting U.S. mortgage ratesFor mortgage rate shoppers in Sacramento and California, markets have touched new all-time lows, but are not sticking. This is due to traders taking advantage of buying on dips and selling on rallies.

It can also be argued, that banks are squeezing their pipelines by keeping rates higher, as they actively manage this mini refinance boom we are experiencing – for those homeowners who are underwater and want to take advantage of the much-needed HARP prograrm. Continue reading

What Mortgage Rates Are Doing This Week : March 5, 2012

Net Non-Farm Payrolls (2010-2012)Mortgage markets worsened last week as the U.S. economy continued to show that it’s in recovery, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke publicly hinted at the same.

In a congressional testimony Wednesday, Chairman Bernanke suggested that new, Fed-led stimulus may not be imminent, surprising Wall Street analysts and market traders who, for months, have expected a third round of quantitative easing from the Fed. Continue reading

Pending Home Sales Index Rises Back Above 100

Pending Home Sales IndexLow home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push home affordability to record levels nationwide. Home buyers are taking advantage.

The Pending Home Sales Index rose 7 percent in November to rise to its highest level since April 2010, the last month of last year’s home buyer tax credit program. Continue reading