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Archive of Ryan Hinricher

Ryan Hinricher is a Real Estate Entrepreneur, Blogger, Change Advocate and Founder of Investor Nation, a concierge realty and real estate investment company focused on the needs of the residential investment home community.

Ryan has written 78 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Real Estate

The Week in Housing: Home Prices, Pending Home Sales, and Interest Rates

by Ryan Hinricher July 4, 2011

Rates Steady for Full Month For the 4th straight week, interest rates were firm.  Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year fixed interest rate averaged 4.51% compared to 4.50% last week.  The 15-year fixed rate was unchanged from the prior week.  Last year at this time the 30-year fixed averaged 4.58% and the 15-year averaged 4.04%. […]

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Real Estate News & Commentary

The Week in Housing: Existing Home Sales, Interest Rates, and New Home Sales

by Ryan Hinricher June 27, 2011

Interest Rates:  Flat For two weeks now, interest rates are flat, according to the most recent survey by Freddie Mac. The 30 year fixed mortgage rate was unchanged at 4.5%. Last year at this time the 30 year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.69%. The 15 year fixed mortgage rate was up slightly this week to […]

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The Week in Housing: New Construction Report, Interest Rates, Builder Confidence

by Ryan Hinricher June 20, 2011

New Construction – Housing Starts The Census Bureau reported that housing starts were up for the month of May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000.  This represents a 3.5% increase from April but is still 3.4% below May 2010’s pace of 580,000. New Construction – Building Permits Building permits were also up in […]

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The Week in Housing: Lower Rates, Negative Equity, and Homeowner Confidence

by Ryan Hinricher June 13, 2011

Rates Slide as Economy Weakens Following a poor performance in the labor market, interest rates fell for the week ending June 9th, 2011.  The economy added just 54,000 new jobs in May much less than analysts expected and the unemployment rate increased to 9.1%.  The economic recovery is running out of steam and factories cut […]

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The Week in Housing: The Double-Dip; Where do we go from here?

by Ryan Hinricher June 6, 2011

Home Prices are busted The most closely watched indicator of home prices, S&P’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index, fell below its April 2009 low to solidify the case for an official double-dip.   For the month ending March 2011, 19 out of the 20 cities in the index saw price declines.  Washington D.C. was the only market […]

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The Week in Housing: Pending Home Sales, Interest Rates, Delinquency, and More

by Ryan Hinricher May 30, 2011

This week we cover the pending home sales release from the National Association of Realtors, new home sales, interest rates, and news on delinquency. Pending Home Sales Hit Skids The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported pending home sales plunged 11.6% in April.  Year-over-year pending home sales are down 25.6% when the second home buyer […]

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The Week in Housing: Delinquency, Housing Starts, Existing Home Sales, and more.

by Ryan Hinricher May 23, 2011

The delinquency picture is changing, interest rates continue their short term trend, an update on housing starts and existing home sales; enjoy! Interest Rates Soften Further Following 5 weeks of declines, mortgage rates fell further for the week ending May 19th, 2011. According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed rate eased from 4.63% to 4.61%, […]

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Negative Equity, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index, Interest Rates, and more: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher May 16, 2011

The ever-changing housing market continues this week with an update on interest rates, negative equity from Zillow, and the March Home Price Index from CoreLogic. Interest Rates Continue Short Term Slide Mortgage rates declined for the week ending May 12, 2011.  Freddie Mac reported the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 4.63% from 4.71% a […]

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Tightening Rental Market, Lower Rates, Home Prices and More: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher May 9, 2011

This week the housing market offered better rates, allowing refinancing to increase again. The Multi Housing Council released its quarterly survey, and Clear Capital declared an official double-dip in home prices. Interest Rates Favorable Again Mortgage rates were more attractive again for the week ending May 5th, 2011.  Freddie Mac reported a decrease in the […]

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Pending Home Sales, Home Prices, Vacancy Rates, and more: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher May 2, 2011

A busy week in the housing market included reports on pending home sales, new home sales, home prices and an update on home ownership and vacancy rates.  Enjoy! Pending Home Sales Rise The National Association of Realtors reported a rise in pending home sales for the month of March.  Pending home sales rose 5.1% to […]

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Existing Home Sales, Housing Starts, Builder Confidence and more: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher April 25, 2011

This was a busy week for housing.  Data is in from the NAR on existing home sales, builder confidence, interest rates, housing starts, housing completions, and building permits. Existing Home Sales Rise March gave us a marked improvement in existing home sales.  The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes rose 3.7% […]

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Interest Rates Creep Up, a Big Decline in Foreclosures, and more: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher April 18, 2011

This week we cover increasing interest rates, declining foreclosures, and get an update on mortgage applications.  We’ll also look ahead to next week’s busy week of housing data. Rate Creep is Back Thankfully for the housing market, rates have been relatively stable lately, rising only nominally.  However this week’s drift up in rates marks the […]

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Vacancy Rates, Price Declines, Interest Rates, and Mortgage Applications: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher April 11, 2011

This week we cover the big drop in vacancy rates, lower home prices (yes, more bad news), interest rates, and mortgage application activity. Apartment Vacancy Rates Fall Vacancy rates fell in the multi-family sector.  REIS reported that apartment vacancy dropped from 6.6% to 6.2% in the first quarter of 2011.  This is the biggest drop […]

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Home Prices, Interest Rates, and my Question to Maria Bartiromo: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher April 4, 2011

Home prices are the main subject in this week’s coverage of the housing market.  Also I provide some commentary from Maria Bartiromo’s keynote at the Standard & Poor’s event here in New York. Housing near Official Double-Dip Standard and Poor’s reported its January Case-Shiller Home Price Index this week.    The beginning of the year has […]

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Existing Home Sales, New Home Sales, Interest Rates, and more: The Week in Housing

by Ryan Hinricher March 28, 2011

Housing got battered again last week.  In this week’s article we discuss Existing Home Sales Report from the Realtors as well New Home Sales from the Census Bureau and our usual coverage of interest rates and mortgage applications. Existing Home Sales Disappoint The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales fell to a seasonally […]

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