The major county in America where home prices just dropped the most is …

The major county in America where home prices just dropped the most is …

Buyers may be starting to see home price drops in some areas. (Getty Images) Home buyers have watched as home prices marched upwards for the past few years, but now many of you will finally get some relief — at least in some spots. “Home price appreciation has slowed dramatically in most markets, and there … Read more

US will turn into a buyers’ housing marke in 2023, most experts say. Here’s where you’ll see the biggest declines.

US will turn into a buyers’ housing marke in 2023, most experts say.  Here’s where you’ll see the biggest declines.

Frustrated by the housing market? Housing experts say they’re expecting the market to tip back into buyers’ court by 2023, according to a new report. Mortgage rates are approaching 7%, but home prices are only slowly coming back down and inventory is still tight compared to pre-pandemic levels. Still, the US housing market will shift … Read more

US will turn into a buyers’ housing marke in 2023, most experts say. Here’s where you’ll see the biggest declines.

US will turn into a buyers’ housing marke in 2023, most experts say.  Here’s where you’ll see the biggest declines.

Frustrated by the housing market? Housing experts say they’re expecting the market to tip back into buyers’ court by 2023, according to a new report. Mortgage rates are approaching 7%, but home prices are only slowly coming back down and inventory is still tight compared to pre-pandemic levels. Still, the US housing market will shift … Read more

Opinion: Reverse mortgages are mostly misunderstood — they can offer seniors a lifeline as markets sink

Opinion: Reverse mortgages are mostly misunderstood — they can offer seniors a lifeline as markets sink

If they own stocks or bonds, they might not want to sell with both markets crashing simultaneously. Or they may be out of options altogether and their home is their only valuable resource left. That’s when a home equity conversion mortgage comes into play. Most people think of reverse mortgages, as they’re commonly called, as … Read more

TikTok being taken over by people sunning their backsides

TikTok being taken over by people sunning their backsides

Say it taint so. A new round of TikTok videos has people sunning their perineum again. The supposed wellness trend — which involves enthusiasts pointing their bare butts to the sky and getting exposure where the sun usually doesn’t shine — is sweeping across the video-sharing platform. “It’s a feeling you can’t really describe unless … Read more

When It Pays to Have a Mortgage in Retirement—and When It Doesn’t

When It Pays to Have a Mortgage in Retirement—and When It Doesn’t

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Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says and rents fell in August for the first time since November 2021

Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says and rents fell in August for the first time since November 2021

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Rents fell in August for the first time since November 2021, but tenants are still struggling. Here’s why. Rents dropped from July to August, and annual growth appears to be slowing down. Read More How much should I tip my housekeeper? My husband says that we should tip … Read more

Mortgage Rates Top 6% for the First Time Since the 2008 Financial Crisis

Mortgage Rates Top 6% for the First Time Since the 2008 Financial Crisis

Mortgage rates topped 6% this week, their highest level since 2008, giving a jolt to home buyers who last year were paying less than half that. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage climbed to 6.02% this week, up from 5.89% last week and 2.86% a year ago, according to a survey of lenders … Read more

How to prepare for the financial fallout of breaking up and mortgage rates march towards 6%, reaching highest level since 2008

Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says and rents fell in August for the first time since November 2021

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. One critical piece of advice for second-home owners: ‘You gotta have a Guy’ After all, that weekend house isn’t going to take care of itself. The house might be your getaway, but you’re never going to get away from taking care of it. Read More Is the iPhone … Read more

‘An increasing squeeze on list prices.’ 3 top economists and real estate pros on the housing markets where home prices will drop the most this year

‘An increasing squeeze on list prices.’  3 top economists and real estate pros on the housing markets where home prices will drop the most this year

Some markets may be more vulnerable to home price cuts than others, pros say. Getty Images Buyers in some markets are already getting — or may soon get — some relief in the form of lower home prices, pros say. Already, in the last 4 – 8 weeks, experts have noticed downward price pressure in … Read more