Kevin Nguyen

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Home Builder Confidence Moves To 6-Year High

As home prices rise, so does home builder confidence. Tuesday, the National Association of Homebuilders reported its monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) at 41, a one-tick improvement from September and the highest HMI value since June 2006 -- a span of 77 months. The Housing Market Index is a homebuilder confidence indicator. When it reads 50 or better, the HMI suggests favorable conditions for home builders nationwide. Readings below 50 suggest unfavorable conditions for builders. The HMI … [Read More...]

Buyers Win 6.6 Percent Increase In Purchasing Power

Mortgage rates in Minnesota continue to troll near all-time lows, boosting the purchasing power of home buyers statewide. According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 3.39 percent nationwide, just three ticks off an all-time low. At the start of last quarter, 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates averaged 3.62 percent. One year ago, they averaged 4.12%. When mortgage rates are falling, they present Minneapolis home buyers with … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 15, 2012

Mortgage markets improved slightly last week. With a dearth of new U.S. economic data due for release, investors turned their collective attention to the Europe, China, and the Middle East. U.S. mortgage rates fell slightly in the holiday-shortened week. The combination of civil protests, economic slowdowns, and growing political tensions caused investors to dump risky assets in favor of the relative safety provided by the U.S. mortgage bond market. According to Freddie Mac, the average … [Read More...]

Florida Takes Top Foreclosure Slot For September 2012

Foreclosure volume continues to slip. According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, in September, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide fell 7 percent from the month prior, and fell 16 percent from September 2011. RealtyTrac defines a "foreclosure filing" as any of the following foreclosure-related events : (1) A default notice on a home; (2) A scheduled auction for a home; or, (3) A bank repossession of a home. September's 180,427 foreclosure filings mark the lowest monthly … [Read More...]

Tips To Close Your Home Loan Faster, With Fewer Hassles

With mortgage rates at all-time lows, purchase and refinance activity is climbing. Home sales are at their highest levels since May 2010 as home buyers take advantage of favorable economic conditions. Home prices are low, household income is rising, and rents are up in many U.S. cities. Low rates have stoked mortgage refinance applications throughout Minnesota , too. Last week, with 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates slipping to 3.36% nationwide, on average, more U.S. homeowners were in search of … [Read More...]

103 Metro Areas On The “Improving” U.S. Markets List

It's not just the housing market that's improving nationwide -- it's the economy overall. The number of U.S. metropolitan areas showing "measurable and sustained growth" climbed to 103 this month. The data is measured by the Improving Markets Index, a monthly metric from the National Association of Homebuilders. The Improving Market Index is meant to identify which U.S. markets are experiencing broad economic growth -- not just growth in terms of housing. The index's conclusions are based on … [Read More...]