Real Estate

We have seen a spike in demand for apartment rentals. Why is that? Diana Olick explains.

Total mortgage application volume was essentially flat last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.

The U.S. trade war with China is also affecting the real estate market. Chinese buyers are slowing in demand. Diana Olick reports.

A Federal Reserve economist says the current housing backdrop is similar to recent economic slumps, with several metrics “consistent with the possibility of a late 2019 or early 2020 recession.”

Is now a great opportunity to refinance your mortgage? Diana Olick breaks down the housing numbers for us.

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster for the last year, but now they’re sitting at the bottom of the track, giving a major boost to the number of borrowers who can benefit from a refinance.

Wouldn’t lower mortgage rates would drive newly built homes up? But, as Diana Olick tells us the housing industry is seeing sales slipping for a second straight month.

Home prices in April were 3.5% higher compared with April 2018, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. That is down from the 3.7% gain seen in March.

We saw a pick-up in home sales last month thanks to lower mortgage rates. But this boost can actually hurt buyers. Diana Olick explains.

With lower interest rates it leads to lower mortgage rates and that’s good news for the housing market, but is it good news for the home buyers? Diana Olick explains.

Mortgage rates have been falling steadily since the last week of April, and that may be reigniting home price appreciation. The lower the rate, the more purchasing power buyers have.

Some homebuilders in the country are looking for a pick up in the housing sector in this upcoming summer season after a decent spring season. Diana Olick reports.

Susan Wachter, a Professor of Real Estate & Finance at the University Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, joins us to talk about the latest in the volatile housing market and her reaction to the interest rates.

Applications for new mortgages surged in the past week due to a big drop in interest rates. Diana Olick has more for us.