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Mortgage rates fall below 5% — for the first time since April

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99% as of Aug. 4: down 0.8% from last week. The news marks the first time since April that mortgage rates have dipped below 5%.

The worst neighbor annoyances — ranked

Are your neighbors the worst? Whatever it is that grinds your gears, you can bet it comes in on this list of the top neighbor frustrations.

BidMyListing platform met with questions as it expands nationally

The platform, which recently announced its entry into markets across the country, is led in part by Josh Altman of Million Dollar Listing.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by .75% — again

Matching June’s historic move, the Federal Reserve announced that interest rates are rising .75%. The target range for the federal funds rate now sits between 2.25% and 2.5%.

New Zillow tool helps military vets find VA loan-eligible condos

The tool takes the guesswork out of the home-shopping process by highlighting condos eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) financing.

Ranking every state by its most expensive home listing. Where does Texas land on the list?

It is a fun reminder that location is everything, and every state has amazing ultra-luxury properties for the right price.

Half of Americans are brought to tears while buying a home

A new Zillow survey revealed that 50% of Americans cry while buying a home, with Gen Z and millennial buyers far more likely to shed tears at least once during their home-buying journey.

Federal judge dismisses counterclaim against REX in ongoing legal dispute with NAR and Zillow

A federal judge dismissed the countersuit brought by the National Association of REALTORS® against Real Estate Exchange Inc.

Property taxes across the U.S. rose to $328 billion in 2021

Property taxes across the U.S rose last year, but the hike was much lower than in 2020, according to a new report.  ATTOM found in its 2021 property tax analysis of almost 87 million single-family homes, $328 billion in

Fed votes to increase interest rates, projects more hikes in 2022

The Federal Reserve announced today that it would increase the federal funds rate by 0.25%, its first increase in more than three years, with more hikes projected for the remainder of the year.

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