The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit an all-time low, averaging 3.40% as of September 27, 2012, this according to the latest Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the preferred choice of would be homebuyers.
Selling a Home
The housing market in Florida last August was characterized by higher median price, more closed sales and more pending sales, this according to the latest report of Florida Realtors. Summer Greene, Florida Realtors President, said in a statement, “Florida’s housing marketing continues its momentum.”
The latest housing statistics of the Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) show that home sales and home prices improved in August this year compared to the previous year. MAR reported that 5,230 home units were sold in Maryland last month, a 9.6% increase compared to the 4,772 units sold in August 2011.
According to Trulia’s Price Monitor, asking prices of homes in August this year increased by 2.3% compared to the previous year. This was the biggest year-over-year increase since the U.S. recession, Trulia reported. Not including foreclosures, Trulia reported that asking prices increased nationwide by 3.8% compared to the previous year.
According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure-related sales accounted for 23% of all U.S. residential sales during the second quarter of this year. RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosed properties, reported that the foreclosure-related sales in the second quarter of 2012 climbed up from the 22% in the first quarter of this year and up by 19% from the same …