Mortgage News

Homebuying and selling play key roles in the economy. Stay on top of developments in the market with The Balance's coverage of housing news and mortgage data analysis.
Tuesday, July 27
Today’s Mortgage Rates & Trends, July 27, 2021
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Moving to a New Area? Be Prepared To Pay Extra
Monday, July 26
Today’s Mortgage Rates & Trends, July 26, 2021
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Investors Buy Homes in Record Numbers, Push Up Prices
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Home Sales Tick Up, Rising for First Time in 5 Months
Couple getting financial advice.
End of Pandemic Refinance Fee May Benefit Homeowners
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Rents Hit Highest in 2 Years, Pricing Out More People
Mortgage Rates for Friday, July 16, 2021
Today’s Mortgage Rates & Trends, July 16, 2021
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Refinancing Surges Amid Falling Interest Rates
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House Listings Get a Little Less Threadbare
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Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Increase
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Home Prices Head to the Moon
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Government Expands Eligibility for Breaks on Mortgages
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New Foreclosure Safeguards Now Apply to Most Homeowners
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Feds Say Foreclosures Can Resume, With Safeguards
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Most Missed Out on Refinancing Bonanza
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Can Memories of Grandma Help Win Home Buying Battles?
Young Asian Woman Moving In To New Home
Surging Prices, Low Inventory Stifle Home Sales
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Home Flipping Drops to 21st-Century Low
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Squeeze on Housing Inventory Loosens—A Bit
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Vacation Homes Become More Common in Pandemic
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Big Year for Home Sales Won’t Be As Big as Expected
Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey
Buyers Pay Increasing Premium for High Flood-Risk Homes
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Homeowners Have Used Their Houses As Piggy Banks
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Hot Housing Market Shows Signs of Burnout
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Buyers of New Homes Balk as Prices Rise
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Do Homebuyers Have to Bid Over List Price? Maybe
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Sales Fall, Homebuyers Resort to Desperate Measures
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What Will Happen When Forbearance Ends?
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Back to the Office? No Thanks, Say Recent Homebuyers
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Board to Death: Lumber Mania Hurts Homebuilding Pace
Homebuyers signing contract
Homebuyers Are in Luck As Mortgage Credit Supply Rises
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Cheap Mortgages To Stick Around, Experts Predict
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No Inspection? No Problem, Homebuyers Say
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The Housing Market’s Missing Middle
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Houses: If You Can’t Buy ‘Em, Build ‘Em
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Refinancing Just Got Easier for Low-Income Homeowners
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Demand for Mortgages Dips As Prices Deter House Hunters
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Good News, House Hunters: More Homeowners Plan to Sell
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Housing Supply Squeeze Shows Signs of Easing
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Mortgage Rates Dip Back Below 3%, Freddie Mac Says
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Home Sales Lower, Prices Higher Amid Supply Squeeze
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Homes in Black Neighborhoods Are Routinely Undervalued, Study Says
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Mortgage Rates Dip to Lowest Level in Almost Two Months
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Mortgage Rates Decline, Putting a Dent in Recent Rise
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Refinancing Simmers Down to Lukewarm Levels
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Experts Predict a Comeback For Home Sale Listings
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Borrowers Put Off by Rising Mortgage Rates
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CFPB Proposes Rules To Stem Foreclosure Wave This Fall
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CFPB to Mortgage Servicers: We’re Watching
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Mortgage Rates Fall for First Time in Eight Weeks
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More Homeowners Say ‘Meh’ to Refinancing as Rates Rise
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How Many Realtors Does It Take to Sell a House?
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Slim Pickings: February Home Sales Drop Amid Low Supply
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Homebuyers Shrug Off Rising Mortgage Rates, For Now
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Homebuyer Demand Perks Up Despite Rising Mortgage Rates
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Winter Weather Freezes New Home Listings to Record Low
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Mortgage Rates, Firmly Out of Record-Low Range, Top 3%
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Mortgage Rates Startle Upward on Inflation Fears
Happy couple playing with dog while sitting at doorway in new house
Housing Price Boom Is Doomed, Forecast Says