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Here’s How Home Prices May Respond to Rising Mortgage Rates

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How will the housing market respond to rising mortgage rates?

So far, it’s been “resilient,” Goldman Sachs economists wrote in a note out Monday. Goldman’s economic activity indexes show that housing’s share of the economy grew above trend from November to January, a period when mortgage rates jumped 60 basis points.

But rising rates may impact the housing market with a lag, the analysts write. Using the 2013 “taper tantrum” as a guide, the post-election jump in rates will likely have the most pronounced effect in the second and third quarters of this year.

Source: Here’s How Home Prices May Respond to Rising Mortgage Rates | realtor.com®

Los Angeles ranks as the top choice in the U.S. for international real estate investors – LA Times

Los Angeles ranks as the top choice in the U.S. for international real estate investors. A survey of global real estate investors has found that Los Angeles, in the midst of a building boom, is one of the top choices this year for buying developed commercial property. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Roger Vincent Contact Reporter Los Angeles is in a sweet spot in its real estate cycle that will make it one of the top choices in the world for buying property this year, a new report says.The L.A. area ranked No. 1 in North America in a survey of global real estate investors who have a combined total of $1.7 trillion to spend on property in 2017. Top choice cities for investment in other regions were London and Sydney, Australia.

Source: Los Angeles ranks as the top choice in the U.S. for international real estate investors – LA Times

In Escrow What Home Sellers and Buyers Pay

 In Escrow What Home Sellers and Buyers PayIn Escrow What Home Sellers and Buyers Pay. Home sellers and buyers have reached major milestone. You are in escrow. All terms have been clarified by the executed Residential Purchase Agreement.The executed Residential Purchase Agreement supersedes escrow instructions. Therefore, escrow instructions should be a mirror image of your Residential Purchase Agreement. Now what does the home seller pay in escrow? What does the home buyer pay in escrow?  Some of the fees are negotiable. Others are traditionally paid by seller or buyer. 

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