What are the top challenges your home buyers face this year? A recent survey from realtor.comreg; reveals the following: 1. Low inventories:nbsp;There arenrsquo;t enough homes for sale and inventory woes are expected to worsen this year. Active inventory in December 2016 on realtor.comreg; dropped 11 percent compared to a year ago. ldquo;As a result, the…

nbsp; Following several weeks of decreases, mortgage rates were back on the rise this week. The 10-year Treasury yield increased more than 10 basis points this week,rdquo; says Sean Becketti, Freddie Macrsquo;s chief economist. ldquo;The 30-year mortgage rate moved up as well to 4.19 percent, a 10 basis point jump. This week marks the first…

nbsp; Therenbsp;werenbsp;3,340Single Family; Condos amp; Town-homes closed transactions innbsp;Decembernbsp;2016. Thatrsquo;snbsp;up by 224nbsp;closed transactions compared to Novembernbsp;2016.nbsp; Decembernbsp;2016 rsquo;s-nbsp;Resalenbsp;2,972 -89nbsp;Short Sales 162 -4.8 REOnbsp;206-6.2 November 2016 rsquo;s-nbsp;Resale 2,789 -89.5nbsp;Short Sales 128 -4.1 REOnbsp;199- 6.4 nbsp;957 Cash Purchasesnbsp;(This is up by 122 from November) nbsp;1,271 Conventional Financingnbsp;(This is up by 107 from November) nbsp;790 FHA Financingnbsp;(This is…