New Home Sales Hit Highest Levels Since 2007

New Home Sales Hit Highest Levels Since 2007

New home sales had ended 2019 in a much stronger fashion than they had started the year. December sales were at an annual rate of 708,000 (a revision from the initial estimate of 694,000) and running more than 23 percent above sales a year earlier. With Wednesday's...

Women are taking hold of the housing market

Women are taking hold of the housing market

Married or single, more women are buying homes When talking about homeownership, many couples are waiting until later on in life or living with their parents or roommates. However, a new report from Compass and Better.com says that an increasing amount of women are...

Survey: Americans Fear Identity Theft More Than Murder

Survey: Americans Fear Identity Theft More Than Murder

Americans find murder less terrifying than having their identity stolen by a wide margin, finds a new report from AtlasVPN.com, based on a survey of more than 1,500 respondents. With data breaches in the U.S. reaching record high numbers, consumers’ fears are growing....

Mortgage rates fall to an all-time low

Mortgage rates fall to an all-time low

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.29% this week The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.29% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac in a series that goes back to 1971. The rate fell 16 basis points from the...

Buyer Competition Expected to Be Steep This Spring

Buyer Competition Expected to Be Steep This Spring

Fewer homes were on the market in February compared to a year prior, and home prices are rising as inventory continues to tighten, according to realtor.com®’s February Housing Trends Report. That has prompted economists to predict a particularly competitive spring...

How to stop phishing emails turning into a catastrophe

How to stop phishing emails turning into a catastrophe

Business email compromise (BEC) and phishing scams are two of the most common tactics used by cyber criminals to infiltrate business networks and cause havoc in the form of wire transfer fraud, data encryption, planting ransomware, and even blackmailing or coercing...

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