Real Estate, Updates, News & Tips - Deborah Morrison - iPro Real Estate

New Hires are Spending More and Upgrading Their Lifestyles

Economists have been scratching their heads over how Americans can continue to prop up the economy with their spending despite high interest rates, persistent inflation, dwindling savings and rising debt.There may be a simple answer: Jobs.Payroll growth has been stunningly strong this year. Most people who land new jobs have been opening their wallets, with many making big lifestyle changes that include buying a new house or car, according

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Mortgage Rates Jump Above 7%, Setting New High for 2024

Home buyers are left pondering: Lock in now or wait and see?Mortgage rates surged this week, jolting home buyers who may have just started to grow accustomed to borrowing costs in the 6% range. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to a 7.1% average this week, its highest level since last December, Freddie Mac reports.“As rates trend higher, potential home buyers are deciding whether to buy before rates rise even more or hold off in hopes of dec

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Top Picks for the Best Smart Locks of 2024

The smart lock landscape in 2024 showcases an array of options tailored to enhance security and convenience in modern homes.Smart locks continue to redefine home security and convenience in 2024. The innovation of smart locks is evident with enhanced connectivity, security features and seamless integration with smart home systems. Having personally tested over 30 smart locks, I’ve put together a list of my top recommendations, trends and featur

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Rising Mortgage Rates Complicate Spring Outlook

Higher-than-expected inflation data is expected to push borrowing costs up during the busy homebuying season.Mortgage rates are inching toward 7% after new data this week revealed a sensitive economy still coping with stubbornly high inflation. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage now averages 6.88%, Freddie Mac reports.“If one were to shake a Magic 8 Ball, the answer to the question of ‘where are mortgage interest rates going to be in the next mo

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Consumer Prices Rose 3.5% from a Year Ago in March, More Than Expected

The consumer price index accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in March, pushing inflation higher and likely dashing hopes that the Federal Reserve will be able to cut interest rates anytime soon.The CPI, a broad measure of goods and services costs across the economy, rose 0.4% for the month, putting the 12-month inflation rate at 3.5%, or 0.3 percentage point higher than in February, the Labor De

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Hot Inflation Data Sends Mortgage Rates to New 2024 Highs

Bond market investors who fund most mortgage loans are increasingly convinced the latest inflation numbers mean the Federal Reserve won't cut rates in June With would-be homebuyers already in retreat, mortgage rates soared to new 2024 highs Wednesday after yet another discouraging inflation report pushed the prospect of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts further into the future.Applications for purchase loans were down by a seasonally adjusted 5

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Single-Family Home Sales to Investors Hit All-Time High

United States property investors are putting the pedal to the metal and feeling optimistic despite a turbulent housing market United States property investors are putting the pedal to the metal and feeling optimistic despite a turbulent housing market, according to a pair of reports.The share of homes purchased by investors reached a new high in the fourth quarter of 2023, and investor sentiment remains relatively high heading into the

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US Inflation Moderating, Consumer Spending Underpinning Economy

U.S. prices moderated in February, with the cost of services outside housing and energy slowing significantly, keeping a June interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve on the table.The report from the Commerce Department on Friday also showed consumer spending rising by the most in just over a year last month, underscoring the economy's resilience. The United States continues to outperform its global peers despite higher borrowing costs, thanks

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Welcome Back Teet Ratsep Dealing the Orange County Area

iPro was founded on the idea of building a better living with champion real estate services. We focus on incorporating and mastering the latest technologies and perform all types of real estate transactions. Our team of professionals set a stronger standard of business and give superior results.REALTORS: Enjoy a suite of benefits including free leads, low fees, 24/7 broker support, a complimentary agent website, drip marketing tools, and the free

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Mortgage Rates Slip, Helping Spring Home Purchase Activity

Mortgage rates moved down a bit this week, in line with the benchmark 10-year Treasury, as the markets continue to digest comments from Federal Reserve members.The 30-year fixed loan averaged 6.79% as of Thursday morning, down 8 basis points from the previous week's 6.87%, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. For the same period last year, the average was 6.32%.Meanwhile the 15-year FRM averaged 6.11%, down from

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