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MBA Secondary: Predicting the future of housing finance policy
News 7 hours ago
MBA Secondary: Predicting the future of housing finance policy
Source HousingWire

[PHOTO: From left, Bill Emerson, John Hughes, Gary Acosta, Helen Kanovsky, Jaret Seiberg, Pete Mills.] With several key housing appointments still...

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These 12 American cities are future-proof
News 11 hours ago
These 12 American cities are future-proof
Source HousingWire

Recent research suggests that some of America’s most popular cities are fully prepared to tackle long-term socio-economic and commercial real...

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Zillow: Rent vs. buy break-even point falls by a month in Q1
News 12 hours ago
Zillow: Rent vs. buy break-even point falls by a month in Q1
Source HousingWire

According to a report by Zillow, the average time it takes for owning a typical U.S. home to make more financial sense than renting that same home...

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MBA: Lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1
News 14 hours ago
MBA: Lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1
Source HousingWire

It’s no secret mortgage refinance volumes are falling, leaving lenders to make up for the loss through purchase mortgages. During the Mortgage...

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Fifth Third Bancorp to buy MB Financial for $4.7 billion
News 18 hours ago
Fifth Third Bancorp to buy MB Financial for $4.7 billion
Source HousingWire

On Monday, Fifth Third Bancorp and MB Financial announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Fifth Third is shelling out $4.7...

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[PHOTOS] Shaq to sell massive Florida mansion for $28M
News 3 days ago
[PHOTOS] Shaq to sell massive Florida mansion for $28M
Source HousingWire

Shaq is selling his shack. Basketball legend and sport commentator Shaquille O’Neal just listed his Florida mansion for sale. The 12-bedroom, 15...

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NAR midyear forecast: Despite inventory, home sales expected to rise in 2018
News 3 days ago
NAR midyear forecast: Despite inventory, home sales expected to rise in 2018
Source HousingWire

Several speakers at the 2018 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo stated that they are forecasting a slight increase in home sales for 2018...

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Dodge Analytics: Residential construction starts fell 9% in April
News 3 days ago
Dodge Analytics: Residential construction starts fell 9% in April
Source HousingWire

The value of residential construction starts fell 9% from March to April. This is part of larger construction start slow down, as all three major...

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Notarize raises $20 million, with help from housing giants Lennar and Realogy
News 4 days ago
Notarize raises $20 million, with help from housing giants Lennar and Realogy
Source HousingWire

Over the last few months, Notarize, a digital platform that allows for legal, online document notarization, has positioned itself to be at the...

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Mortgages drive household debt growth in first quarter
News 4 days ago
Mortgages drive household debt growth in first quarter
Source HousingWire

Household debt increased in the first quarter, driven by increases in mortgage debt, according to the New York Fed’s press briefing on the Center...

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MBA: Mortgage delinquencies down in Q1
News 4 days ago
MBA: Mortgage delinquencies down in Q1
Source HousingWire

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association foreclosures are up slightly despite delinquencies falling to pre-housing crisis lows and continuing...

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Are we headed for a housing slowdown this summer?
News 4 days ago
Are we headed for a housing slowdown this summer?
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates just hit the highest level in seven years, but those in the lending trenches already knew that, right? That news shouldn’t...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit seven-year high
News 4 days ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit seven-year high
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates are now as high as they've been in seven years. Despite falling in previous weeks, interest rates reversed course, and rose...

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2018 economic growth to hold steady, despite rising interest rates
News 4 days ago
2018 economic growth to hold steady, despite rising interest rates
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae’s newest report from its Economic & Strategic Research Group indicates that this year’s economic outlook isn’t going to change much....

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Senate narrowly passes measure to restore net neutrality
News 5 days ago
Senate narrowly passes measure to restore net neutrality
Source HousingWire

The Senate voted Wednesday to restore net neutrality ahead of its scheduled rollback. Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission...

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Union Home Mortgage acquires Arizona’s Alliance Home Loans
News 5 days ago
Union Home Mortgage acquires Arizona’s Alliance Home Loans
Source HousingWire

Ohio-based Union Home Mortgage, a lender with more than 130 branches in 36 states, is set to grow its business after it acquired Alliance Home...

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Mick Mulvaney doubles down on minimalist practices at CFPB
News 5 days ago
Mick Mulvaney doubles down on minimalist practices at CFPB
Source HousingWire

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney doubled down on his mission to revamp the CFPB direction, telling a group of...

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Jerry Giovaniello, NAR's chief lobbyist, announces retirement
News 5 days ago
Jerry Giovaniello, NAR's chief lobbyist, announces retirement
Source HousingWire

This week, the National Association of Realtors announced Senior Vice President and Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello is stepping down at the end of...

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Direct homebuyer OfferPad secures $150 million in funding to power growth
News 5 days ago
Direct homebuyer OfferPad secures $150 million in funding to power growth
Source HousingWire

There certainly appears to be no shortage of money interested in investing in the burgeoning direct homebuyer segment. Opendoor has been raising...

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MBA: Mortgage applications continue decrease
News 5 days ago
MBA: Mortgage applications continue decrease
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications continued last week’s decreasing trend, falling 2.7% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...

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New home construction slowly gains ground
News 5 days ago
New home construction slowly gains ground
Source HousingWire

New home construction increased slightly in April, but a drop in the multifamily sector caused housing starts to fall, according to the latest...

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New York to announce major changes for online real estate advertising
News 6 days ago
New York to announce major changes for online real estate advertising
Source HousingWire

Real estate websites could be facing a major hurdle as New York regulators look to change the future of online real estate advertising in the state...

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Homebuilders see boost in confidence in May
News 6 days ago
Homebuilders see boost in confidence in May
Source HousingWire

Homebuilder confidence rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells...

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Communication is key: Q&A with loanDepot’s Julius Washington
News 6 days ago
Communication is key: Q&A with loanDepot’s Julius Washington
Source HousingWire

It goes without saying the market for mortgage Loan Officers is a challenging one today. How do Loan Officers set themselves apart and earn a share...

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The mixed property bag for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
News 6 days ago
The mixed property bag for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
Source HousingWire

There are eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in Connecticut and they align with its eight counties, stacked in two horizontal rows with...

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New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule
News 1 week ago
New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule
Source HousingWire

The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the...

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NAR: Housing inventory hovers at all-time lows
News 1 week ago
NAR: Housing inventory hovers at all-time lows
Source HousingWire

Inventory levels hovered at all-time lows in the first quarter of 2018, driving up home prices, according to the latest quarterly report from the...

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Texas homeowners rush to file property tax protests before new deadline
News 1 week ago
Texas homeowners rush to file property tax protests before new deadline
Source HousingWire

Homeowners in Texas are rushing to file protests against their appraised property tax amounts before the deadline Tuesday. While previously,...

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Buckingham Partners debuts first multifamily fund at $175 million
News 1 week ago
Buckingham Partners debuts first multifamily fund at $175 million
Source HousingWire

Buckingham Partners closed its first multifamily fund, Buckingham Multifamily Fund I. The fund totals $175 million and will target value-add...

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More than 1,000 homes at risk in Hawaiian volcanic eruption
News 1 week ago
More than 1,000 homes at risk in Hawaiian volcanic eruption
Source HousingWire

The Hawaiian volcanic eruption that began Saturday continues to threaten the Big Island as residents prepare for the worst. Late Thursday, Hawaii's...

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