Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson recently appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers,” with Scarlet Fu and Stephanie Ruhle, to discuss the recent deal with Ally to purchase $34 billion in servicing rights.
This is something we’ve known was going to happen for months. Mortgage rates couldn’t stay in the historical cellar forever. They had to rise eventually.
Interesting article yesterday in Bloomberg. Despite record low mortgage rates on home loans, lots of folks are renting, and that creates an opportunity for real estate investors.
Great article today in Bloomberg about home builders who are targeting a trend for home buyers to have more than one generation (and several pets) living under one roof. Apparently, households with more than one generation are now so popular that homebuilders are now accommodating this demand. For example, homes with a second master bedroom are not as uncommon as one would think. The idea is simple: If home buyers want it, give it to them.
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GREAT article on Bloomberg today that we absolutely have to share with our readers. The third straight year of average declining U.S. home prices is creating a boost in home sales. Plus, mortgage rates are currently back down near historic low levels and home buyers are rushing to take advantage of this double whammy (lowest mortgage rates in a generation + lowest home prices in years). This is all happening despite home prices that continue to decline. I know this discouraging fact all too well. The home I bought in May 2009 has supposedly already lost (on least on paper) more than 10% of its value since I purchased it. And I paid 30% less than the previous owners paid just three years earlier (despite them doing several very nice updates during that time). Regardless, new (and used) home buyers are taking advantage of great prices and great mortgage rates. Very smart of them, if you ask me. Here’s a quick summary of the main points of the article on Bloomberg: Lower home prices driving sales Fear that mortgage rates will rise helping to motivate folks Median prices at the lowest level since 2002 Prices are 31% lower than the 2006 peak Job market gaining “some” traction Home price bottom…is near Here’s a little bit directly from the article: “The third decline in U.S. home prices in three years is driving a pickup in sales as bargain hunters rush to buy before mortgage rates rise, even as values may slump…