2019 may be proving out to be the year that brings a new hope for homebuyers. The trend started in the spring and is now carrying through to the fall as we enter the new season with another favorable adjustment to the 30-year mortgage rates.
When a home buyer takes out a mortgage loan, they embark on a relationship that may last for decades, so securing the best mortgage loan upfront may be the most important step a homebuyer can make – and now is a great time to start laying the groundwork for acquiring the best mortgage possible.
High winds, wildfires, severe storms that lead to flooding and earthquakes large and small are all issues that every Southern Californian accepts as a potential daily impact, especially as we transition from summer to fall and fall to winter.
If you are among the millions of Americans considering the purchase of a new home, July was a very good month for you. Several weeks ago, the Federal Reserve reduced the key short-term Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points to a top rate of 2.25 percent.
This summer the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the original GI Bill. In addition to elevating the status of, and increasing funding opportunities for, the Veteran’s Administration, the GI Bill established the VA Home Loan benefit.
On Friday, June 28th, BIA Baldy View hosted its 6th Annual Housing Policy Conference at the DoubleTree by HIlton Hotel in Ontario. Speakers on our four panels discussed what current issues the housing market is facing.
For Southern Californians, it is axiomatic that periods of generous rainfall will be followed by warmer-than-usual summers. Our region, which typifies a Mediterranean Climate, exists in a constant state of flux in terms of water supply.
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., attended today’s signing ceremony at the White House and issued the following statement after President Trump signed his executive order on housing affordability.
It speaks to the importance of homeownership that today one of the nation’s - and the world’s - most prestigious institutions of learning devotes a special center just to assess and promote understanding of the importance of housing to our nation, our economy and our people.