Mortgage application volume barely moved last week, falling 0.5% compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Rates, meanwhile, dropped back a little bit last week, but they’re still near a 22-year high. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conformingContinue Reading

This week, the Federal Reserve will likely raise rates for the sixth consecutive time to combat inflation, which is still running at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years.  The U.S. central bank has already hiked its benchmark short-term rate 3 percentage points since March, including three straight 0.75 percentageContinue Reading

A Coldwell Banker “Under Contract” sign stands outside a property in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pending home sales, a measure of signed contracts on existing homes, dropped a much worse-than-expected 10.2% in September from August, according to the National Association of Realtors. Economists had predictedContinue Reading