Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Data released Tuesday from the MBA’s Builder Application Survey (BAS) shows that mortgage applications for new homes in October 2017 had a 16.1 percent increase compared to October 2016. October 2017 marked a 23 percent increase compared to the previous month. These numbers were not adjusted for seasonal patterns.The MBA states that conventional loans composed the vast majority of applications last month at 71.8 percent while the FHA loans came in at a close second at 15.1 percent. The other types included VA loans at 11.7 percent and RHS/USDA loans at 1.4 percent. Additionally, September 2017’s average loan size of $334,722 increased to $339,534 in October, according to the report.Data from the BAS survey cited in the report states that new single-family home sales were running at 659,000, adjusted for the season. According to the MBA, mortgage application information from the BAS along with assumptions about market coverage influences this number.Regarding total home sales, the report states that October’s seasonally adjusted rate was a 15.4 percent increase from September’s pace of 571,000. Using unadjusted numbers, the report found that there was a 53,000 new home sale increase in October, which marked a 26.2 percent increase from September’s 42,000 home sales.“October registered the strongest growth rate in applications so far this year, following September’s hurricane-related decrease,” said MBA Vice President of Research and Economics Lynn Fisher.According to the MBA, the BAS survey gets its findings by tracking application volume across the country from mortgage subsidiaries of home builders. Additionally, the MBA can provide early estimates of new home sales volumes at national, state and city levels. The survey also provides information on the loan types used by new homebuyers along with sales estimates conducted by the Census Bureau monthly. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2017-11-14 Nicole Casperson Previous: Home Values in Sync Next: Winter Is Coming Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Growth Experiences Rapid Recovery Mortgage Growth Experiences Rapid Recovery Sign up for DS News Daily November 14, 2017 1,217 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
2018 has already been a memorable year, ushering in a major cold snap in many parts of the Southeastern United States and slamming the East Coast with a historic weather event that’s being referred to in the media as a ‘bomb cyclone’.While much of the Blue Ridge was spared the type of intense blizzard conditions that reeked havoc on places further east, the region has fallen into the icy grips of prolonged frigid temperatures—recently dipping into the single digits in places as far south as Western North Carolina.While this weather kept less hardy adventures tucked away within the comfortable confines of their central heating systems, others took to the trails in search of frozen waterfalls. Some even set out with crampons affixed to their hiking boots and ice axes in hand and proceeded to ascend the frozen sides of said waterfalls—a brand of adventure that’s rarely possible here in the Southern Appalachians.We scoured our Instagram feed for ten of our favorite frozen waterfall shots from the region’s recent bout with extreme cold weather and aggregated them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!