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May 23, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 16-23, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  “New homes will drive market gains” and other news this week…   NAR’s chief economist forecast for 2019 housing sales: New homes will drive market gains New home sales probably will reach a 12-year high in […]
May 16, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 9-16, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Condos, Floating Homes, the Average American’s Net Worth and More… A bit of balance returns to the Portland region’s residential real estate market (Portland Business Journal, May 13) That such stiff local competition among buyers has […]
May 9, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 2-9, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  ZIP codes with the most equity; Down Payments; Americans favor owning over renting; Historically low unemployment and more…    These are the ZIP codes where homeowners hold the most equity (HW, May 9) 14.4 million U.S. […]
May 2, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 25 – May 2, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Returns on home staging; Rent reaches an all-time high; The US economy continues to grow and more… Blue skies ahead, or is the housing market falling off a cliff? (HW, April 30) People who track the […]
April 25, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 18-25, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Energy improvements; ADU Permits; Who’s buying in SF; and can Central Florida show us a true picture of US real estate trends?   Bend homeowner avoided ‘energy guzzlers’ for more efficient options, and it’s paying off […]
April 18, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 11-18, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Green Homes Sell for More; Gen Z Americans already saving to buy homes before they turn 30, and more…   Want to sell your home for more? Go green (HW, April 17) More than 80% of […]
April 11, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 4-11, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Top 10 Lists: Portland is still one of the “Best Places to Live”; Bend offers “Best Work-Life Balance” and more… Vacasa opens its first Oregon real estate brokerage (PBJ, April 9) A little less than a […]
April 4, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, March 28 – April 4, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Lower mortgage rates spark action, what homebuyers say they want, Zillow Mortgage and more… Freddie Mac: Interest rate drop drives mortgage demand to highest level since 2016 (HW, April 4) The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.08% […]
March 28, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, March 21-28, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Spring buying season is here; Mortgage rates just had the largest one-week drop in 10 years, and more… Hello refis? Mortgage rates just had the largest one-week drop in 10 years (HW, March 28) Interest rates […]
March 21, 2019

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, March 14-21, 2019

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Where to find affordable housing in Oregon, remodeling is on the rise, and more…   Fed downgrades U.S. growth forecast and signals no more rate hikes until 2020 (LA Times, March 20) READ MORE…   Time […]