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Existing-home sales slump 8.5% in March — but the worst is yet to come as the coronavirus hits the U.S. housing market

Sales slowed in March before most states were under stay-at-home orders, suggesting even slower sales activity will be reflected in the data in future months.

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Mortgage rates almost drop to another record low — here’s why a housing market slowdown won’t push them lower

The housing sector is going through a major upheaval because of the coronavirus, but that won’t necessarily translate to lower mortgage rates.

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More than half of renters say they lost jobs due to coronavirus: ‘They could face housing situations that spiral out of control’

‘Low-income renters, especially those who lose employment during the crisis, will have a hard time paying back rent.’

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These are the cities where stimulus checks will help homeowners and renters the most

Only 8% of homeowners in San Francisco would be able to cover their monthly mortgage payment with the amount they receive in their stimulus checks.

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Michael Che of ‘SNL’ will pay one month’s rent for all 160 apartments in his late grandmother’s public housing building

Nearly a third of American tenants missed their April rent payments

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New-home construction records biggest monthly decline since March 1984, as coronavirus pandemic takes a toll

Housing starts and building permitting activity are still occurring at a faster pace than a year ago.

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Home-builder confidence plummets to lowest level since 2012 as coronavirus disrupts construction activity

The index from the National Association of Home Builders posted its largest monthly decline ever in April.

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Are you a homeowner seeking forbearance on your mortgage? Watch out for these red flags

These are the questions to ask if you apply for mortgage assistance.

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More older Americans and Republicans say their finances are safe from coronavirus

Almost half of Republicans say COVID-19 is not a major financial threat, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

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The mortgage industry is facing a crisis because of the coronavirus — and borrowers could fall through the cracks

‘There’s just no way anybody could have enough capital set aside to handle the kind of payments that servicers could have to make.’

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These U.S. housing markets are most vulnerable to a coronavirus downturn

Having a high number of coronavirus cases doesn’t necessarily make a housing market more likely to be impacted by the disease outbreak.

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Mortgage rates are near record lows, but home buyers may face an uphill battle in securing them

Given the volatility of mortgage rates in recent weeks, time is of the essence for those looking to secure cheap home financing.

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America’s housing market is showing the first signs of trouble from the coronavirus pandemic

Sellers appear to be holding off on listing their homes for sale in anticipation of less buyer traffic during the normally busy spring home-buying season.

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These mortgage borrowers will be ‘the first canary in the coal mine’ for a coronavirus-fueled foreclosure crisis, regulator says

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria told CNBC that ‘it is certainly possible’ the number of delinquencies caused by the coronavirus outbreak could exceed the subprime mortgage crisis in some segments of t...

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Home price growth ramped up yet again in January, Case-Shiller index shows

It will be months before the index reflects the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pending home sales rise 2.4% in February — but the coronavirus outbreak will slow real-estate activity for months to come

Before the coronavirus outbreak worsened in the U.S., every region in the country saw gains in contract signings for home purchases.

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Mortgage rates fall sharply as the Federal Reserve brings stability to the mortgage market

The rollercoaster ride for mortgage rates these last few weeks is expected to continue.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to roll out new mortgage-payment deferral option for homeowners facing financial trouble

The deferral program is intended to help mortgage borrowers who face a short-term hardship.

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‘Landlords are just trying to pay bills like everyone else.’ The coronavirus could hit mom-and-pop landlords hard as tenants miss rent payments

Mom-and-pop landlords own nearly half of all rental units nationwide.

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New-home sales drop 4.4% in February from January’s 13-year high

Sales volume is expected to slow significantly in the months ahead as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.