Holden Lewis, FOX8 WGHP

Holden Lewis


Jupiter, FL, United States

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Past articles by Holden:

Mortgage rates will have little reason to fall in March

The economic calendar in March is not friendly to mortgage rates. → Read More

Buying a newly-built home sounds expensive, but there can be good deals hiding behind the sticker price

Homebuilders have hundreds of thousands of unsold dwellings in their inventories, and many are offering incentives. Here's what to look for. → Read More

For home buyers, 2022 was brutal. Why ’23 could be a bit better.

The 2020s have mistreated home buyers. 2023 could mark a turning point. → Read More

It has been this bad before. How home buyers got it done in 1981

High inflation, spiking mortgage rates, reluctant sellers — this market has a lot in common with homebuying 40 years ago. → Read More

Home prices might drop but won’t crash: What buyers should know

Please “crash faster so I might be able to own my own place one day,” a Twitter user pleaded. → Read More

Suddenly, the housing market is not all about the sellers

Buyers are taking more time, and they're getting picky. Here are home-selling suggestions from real estate agents. → Read More

Mortgage rates unlikely to cool in August

Home prices have been rising swiftly along with mortgage rates, a combination that demoralizes buyers because homes become less affordable. → Read More

‘Good deals for the bold:’ How the rest of 2022 might play out for hopeful homebuyers

A catastrophic decline in affordability has priced millions out of homeownership. But there may be a scrap of hope. → Read More

ARMs are making a comeback—are they too risky for hopeful homebuyers?

Adjustable rate mortgages are appropriate for some buyers and risky for others, and the line between can be fuzzy. How to decide if an ARM is right for you. → Read More

Expect mortgage rates to be volatile this month—and likely trending higher

The Fed plans to reduce the amount of mortgage-backed securities it owns, and reversing its intervention in mortgage markets, so expect rates to trend upward. → Read More

What will it take to get reluctant home sellers to move?

When interest rates are rising, economists point to the 'rate lock-in effect' as one factor that keeps homeowners from listing their homes for sale. Is it real? → Read More

How do higher mortgage rates help shrink inflation? Here’s an explainer.

You might consider raising homebuying costs an odd way to wrangle control over runaway price increases, but here's how it works. → Read More

New home construction may be up, but supply chain poses a problem for housing

An easing of shortages of materials and an uptick in homebuilding could gradually increase the number of homes for sale and reduce competition among buyers, but it will take time. → Read More

How rising Fed interest rates affect home buyers, homeowners

The Federal Reserve raised a bedrock interest rate on Wednesday. As a result, mortgage interest rates probably will go up, and rates on home equity lines of credit certainly will. → Read More

As mortgage rates hit 4%, buyers can still boost their chances

The 30-year mortgage rate has risen to its highest level since 2019. Home shoppers may need to get preapproved again — and look at houses in a lower price range. → Read More

May mortgage outlook: What to expect from rates in the days ahead

(NerdWallet) – I predict that the rate on the 30-year mortgage won’t change much in May. It will go up and down a bit day to day but will remain between 2.875% and 3.25%. Companies will continue to hire, and consumers will keep spending, supported by relief checks from the American Rescue Plan. The burgeoning […] → Read More

Why you should stop waiting to sell your home

Sellers call the shots, and the proof is in the pricing. → Read More

The property line: Why you should stop waiting to sell your home

It’s a self-reinforcing market failure: Would-be sellers worry that they won’t find their next house, so they stay put, exacerbating a shortage that deters other owners from putting their homes on the market. → Read More

Down payment tax credit: Biden housing plans include help for first-time buyers

The proposed First Down Payment Tax Credit is one of many housing-related proposals that Biden campaigned on. The administration has plans to help cost-burdened renters, address racial inequities and encourage energy efficiency. → Read More

The property line: Buyers face emotional journey in 2021

Supply is low because buyers are pouncing whenever homes become available. Most existing homes sold in October — 7 in 10 — were on the market less than a month, according to the NAR. → Read More