Morosidad en Pagos Hipotecarios disminuye a nivel nacional pero continua alto relación con la década de 2000

El Centro Urbano del Instituto Financiero de la Vivienda publicó recientemente en su reporte del mes de Septiembre que las ejecuciones hipotecarias continúan disminuyendo con la recuperación de la vivienda, pero sigue siendo alta en relación a la década de 2000. En particular, el reporte muestra que los atrasos de más de 90 días  de morosidad así …

How Do we improve the air quality in our Homes?

Usually the most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate individual sources of air pollution or to reduce their emissions. Some sources, like those that contain asbestos, can be sealed or enclosed; others, like gas stoves, can be adjusted to decrease the amount of emissions. In many cases, source control for air …

Mes Nacional de la Vivienda!

La asequibilidad en la vivienda está incrementando    en todo el país debido a las bajas tasas de interés y precios de la vivienda, iniciándose en el mes de Junio   el mes Nacional de la Vivienda, esto es de acuerdo al reciente informe realizado por la Asociación Nacional de Constructores de Casas (NAHB). En adición a …

Housing affordability Keeps on Going!

Housing affordability is up nationwide due to low-interest rates and home prices as National Homeownership Month begins in June, according to a recent release from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition to lower prices and interest rates, low-down payment programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is also helping creditworthy borrowers …

Mortgage Rates plummeted today after Fed’s announcement

While the average improvement of 0.10% might not look like much at face value, it's the biggest one-day drop we've had in 2015, and in a league with very few other players historically. With today's improvement, the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed loan for top tier borrowers falls back to 3.75%.   Some lenders will remain at 3.875% …

Alerta con las Ejecuciones Hipotecarias!

Estos procesos experimentaron el mayor aumento en un mes por los ultimos cuatro años. El número de solicitudes de ejecución hipotecaria, aumentaron un 15 por ciento de septiembre a octubre, el mayor salto de mes a mes desde el 2010, según el último reporte correspondiente al mes de Octubre publicado por la compañía RealtyTrac, que se …

Foreclosure Beware!

We are experiencing one of the biggest foreclosure filling increases for the last four years. The number of foreclosure filings experienced a big jump from September to October alone. These filings include but not limited to notice of defaults, scheduled auctions, and bank repossession.  According to RealtyTrac this is the largest month-over-month jump since the peak …

Are you better off fixing or buying a home?

There is neither a specific answer nor one size fits all!  There are plenty of considerations to review. First of all, your financial ability and market demands are some of the factors to survey before deciding if it's wiser to find a new dream home or fix your current home. Before considering renovating your existing …

Sales of Existing Homes Increase, however not enough

Sales of previously owned homes rose in September to the highest level in a year, adding to signs that residential real estate will be a plus for the economy. National Association of Realtors reported today in Washington that closings on home sales advanced 2.4 % to 5.17 annual rate, and purchases rose 1.9% from the …

Homeownership at Best!

Federal Housing Finance Agency has been working towards a plan to open what many we see as underwriting standards that are too restrictive. Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their regulator and lenders are close to an agreement that could greatly expand mortgage credit while helping lenders protect themselves from charges of making bad loans, according to people familiar …