Author: Stew Larsen

New FHA plan may entice more first-time buyers

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
Young couple looking at an empty room of an open house, with hopeful expressions.

This is one more positive move to make homeownership more accessible as the U.S. economy strengthens.

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New mortgage options may boost buying activity

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
Rear view of young couple outdoors wearing coats, arm in arm, looking at house they just got the keys to.

Having entities like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac providing more options for the first-time buyers may help create more buying activity.

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Numbers Count: Weekly mortgage data highlights

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
Construction worker hammering into the wood frame of a new house with blue sky and clouds in the background.

Here’s my take on the key numbers on the housing market this week.

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‘Tis a good time to buy

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
Closeup on part of a holiday wreath on a white door.

The slowdown in price appreciation across many markets may be welcome news for buyers for several reasons.

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