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Analysis: Tesla haters may have a new hero in the DMV
...is souring, too, as prices for raw materials remain elevated and rising mortgage rates are putting off potential buyers. After scrambling to catch up to white-hot demand, builders are now cutting...

Rising disaster coverage costs could be coming to a head for housing
...have exposure to the same reinsurance market. "As far as mortgage and housing market activity, things like rising interest rates are probably a lot more consequential than homeowners insurance...

Home buyer competition toughest at the lower end of a cooling market
...high- and middle-priced tiers, combined with demand from buyers attracted by low mortgage rates and high liquidity, made home buying most competitive in those price ranges in 2020 and 2021, according...

CDs vs. bonds: How they compare and which is right for you
...failure when your CD is backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) or the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). One factor that can impact the fixed rates of CDs negatively...

What are Hispanic American-owned banks and how can you support them?
...invest for retirement and more. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), there are 31 Hispanic American-owned banks across the United States as of March 2022. Here is more information...

Builders Concerned About Sudden Pullback in New-Home Market
...dramatic pullback in homebuyer demand this year, for which builders blame rising mortgage rates and material prices. The average cost to build a new home has jumped 35.7% since January 2020—an...

FHFA proposes new affordability goals to address rising rents
...high home prices as the reason. Other significant deterrents cited were increased mortgage rates (32%) and an inability to save enough money for a down payment (29%). While both rents and home...

Instant Reaction: Housing Starts, August 16, 2022
...lessen overall uncertainty. Moreover, demographics still suggest a sizable housing shortage. If mortgage rates remain near 5%, after reaching 6% in early June, there could be renewed buyer activity...

Today’s refinance rates retreats – August 16, 2022
...policy move that may – or may not – translate to rising mortgage rates. The central bank is ramping up efforts to fight inflation, which has remained high after a bout of pandemic stimulus and...

Today’s national mortgage & refinance rates, August 16, 2022: Rates still low
...Read on for a detailed breakdown of how different loan types moved. Mortgage rates have been on a wild ride as of late, with the 30-year fixed briefly reaching 6 percent as the Federal Reserve...