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Discover what's new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the Newsdesk



The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Mortgage Rates for Feb. 1, 2023: Rates Decline
Today quite a few notable mortgage rates sank, though rates remain high compared to a year ago. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected by inflation...

Will the Fed end the 2023 market rally?
...month in a row in November, reports my colleague Anna Bahney. Rising mortgage rates pushed prospective buyers out of the housing market late last year and prices continued to cool, according...

Credit card, mortgage and auto: See how much fed interest rates have affected how much you pay
...expensive throughout our economy. The most immediate signs came in housing. Existing home sales have tumbled in nine consecutive months, falling from seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.5 million...

Best robo-advisors in February 2023
...investing, your returns aren’t guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), so you can lose money. However, money that your robo-advisor puts in a cash account is typically...

Best cash management accounts in February 2023
...earn higher interest than is typically available through traditional bank savings accounts. FDIC insurance: Many cash management accounts funnel your savings to multiple banks in their program...

Best online stock brokers for beginners in February 2023
...account? You may be familiar with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, and that it protects deposits held in FDIC-insured banks in the event a bank fails. A similar protection...

Homebuilder Confidence Bump - The Spark That Could Ignite The Next Growth Cycle
...Got it! The homebuilder positives, particularly the mortgage rate dip and the new home sales and potential buyer traffic bump, might look too small to produce optimism. After all, uncertainties...

ChatGPT takes on real estate: Agents say the AI could be a game changer in the industry
...among realtors has so far been limited.  Relief for homebuyers in 2023:Mortgage rates at lowest levels since September Mortgage rate buydowns:Mortgage rate buydowns are on the rise as homebuyers...

Edmonton Realtors See Home Market Return to Stability in 2023
...gradual decline in the Canadian city’s housing market with prices and listings hovering closer to pre-pandemic levels...

How to sell your house: A complete guide
...ll sell faster and command a higher price. Conversely, in places where home sales have cooled, you will likely have to work harder to attract the right buyer. The real estate market has shifted...