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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Drama heats up in gubernatorial race for Ohio governor
News 8 hours ago
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Drama heats up in gubernatorial race for Ohio governor
Source HousingWire

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee takes a look at news across the HousingWire weekend desk with more coverage to come on bigger issues. Speculation...

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Senate Finance Committee just passed its own, major tax overhaul
News 2 days ago
Senate Finance Committee just passed its own, major tax overhaul
Source HousingWire

After a week of marking up its tax reform plan, the Senate Finance Committee passed the bill, sending it to the full Senate to vote on. “From the...

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Ohio Dems bank on Richard Cordray running for governor
News 2 days ago
Ohio Dems bank on Richard Cordray running for governor
Source HousingWire

Though Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has remained mum on a possible run for Ohio governor, Democrats in the state...

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Built raises $21 million, aims to revolutionize construction lending
News 2 days ago
Built raises $21 million, aims to revolutionize construction lending
Source HousingWire

Built, a provider of construction lending automation software and a 2017 HW Tech100 honoree as one of the top technology companies in the housing...

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Community Mortgage Lenders of America Executive Director Glen Corso to retire
News 3 days ago
Community Mortgage Lenders of America Executive Director Glen Corso to retire
Source HousingWire

One of Capitol Hill’s most prominent voices on the interests of community lenders is retiring. Glen Corso, the executive director of the Community...

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Invitation Homes, Starwood Waypoint Homes merge to create largest single-family landlord
News 3 days ago
Invitation Homes, Starwood Waypoint Homes merge to create largest single-family landlord
Source HousingWire

The previously announced merger of Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes is now complete. The deal, which was originally announced in August...

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House passes sweeping tax reform, including slashing mortgage interest deduction
News 3 days ago
House passes sweeping tax reform, including slashing mortgage interest deduction
Source HousingWire

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the Republican tax reform plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is opposed by many in the...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase to 4-month high
News 3 days ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase to 4-month high
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates increased to their highest point in four months, and now hover just below the psychologically important 4% mark, according...

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Builder confidence climbs to highest level in months
News 3 days ago
Builder confidence climbs to highest level in months
Source HousingWire

Confidence among home builders edged up in November to its highest reading in months and its second highest reading since the recession, according...

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Goldman Sachs forgives $71 million in mortgage debt
News 4 days ago
Goldman Sachs forgives $71 million in mortgage debt
Source HousingWire

Goldman Sachs forgave nearly $71 million in mortgage debt over the last several months, as the company works to meet its $1.8 billion consumer...

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Reforming the mortgage interest deduction: A chance for fairness for American taxpayers?
News 4 days ago
Reforming the mortgage interest deduction: A chance for fairness for American taxpayers?
Source HousingWire

The mortgage interest deduction is one of the most purebred sacred cows in American tax policy. But by doubling the personal exemption and...

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Housing industry rejoices at CFPB Director Cordray’s pending departure
News 4 days ago
Housing industry rejoices at CFPB Director Cordray’s pending departure
Source HousingWire

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced in an email to the bureau’s staff that he will be stepping down from his...

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GSE reform in 2018? Mortgage finance positions of power in Washington up for grabs
News 4 days ago
GSE reform in 2018? Mortgage finance positions of power in Washington up for grabs
Source HousingWire

There’s a perfect storm going on in Washington D.C right now. Just as talks over housing finance reform start to move from a laughing matter to a...

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TransUnion: Mortgage delinquency rates hit lowest point since recession
News 4 days ago
TransUnion: Mortgage delinquency rates hit lowest point since recession
Source HousingWire

By the end of the third quarter this year, the number of serious delinquencies decreased over the past year to the lowest level since the recession...

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CFPB Director Richard Cordray resigns
News 4 days ago
CFPB Director Richard Cordray resigns
Source HousingWire

The speculation is finally over. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced in an email to the bureau’s staff that he...

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MBA: Mortgage applications inch higher as refinance demand grows
News 5 days ago
MBA: Mortgage applications inch higher as refinance demand grows
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications ticked up 3.1% from one week earlier, as refinance demand increased, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...

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Servicers: We've got your answers on disposition strategy
News 5 days ago
Servicers: We've got your answers on disposition strategy
Source HousingWire

The housing market is white-hot in some areas, with too little inventory driving up prices in many metros. That makes it easy to overlook metro...

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Realtor.com finds itself at center of Sean Hannity advertiser controversy
News 5 days ago
Realtor.com finds itself at center of Sean Hannity advertiser controversy
Source HousingWire

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter in the last 36 hours, you’ve likely seen video of people destroying their Keurig coffee machines or throwing...

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Here’s what today’s first-time homebuyer looks like
News 5 days ago
Here’s what today’s first-time homebuyer looks like
Source HousingWire

Millennials continue to surge into the housing market, their demand rising unchecked by rising home prices or increasing mortgage rates. Ellie Mae...

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Foreclosure inventory falls to lowest level since housing boom
News 5 days ago
Foreclosure inventory falls to lowest level since housing boom
Source HousingWire

Foreclosure inventory fell in August to its lowest point in more than a decade, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from...

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Thousands of groups call on Congress to use MID savings for low-income housing
News 6 days ago
Thousands of groups call on Congress to use MID savings for low-income housing
Source HousingWire

In a seemingly unprecedented move, a huge coalition featuring thousands of organizations, state and local governments, and elected officials joined...

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NAR breaks down cost of House tax plan to homeowners
News 6 days ago
NAR breaks down cost of House tax plan to homeowners
Source HousingWire

The National Association of Realtors continues to fight against the House Republican’s newly released tax reform plan, which passed through the...

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CoreLogic's Property Tax Estimator helps deliver accurate tax data early in the loan process
News 6 days ago
CoreLogic's Property Tax Estimator helps deliver accurate tax data early in the loan process
Source HousingWire

SPONSORED CONTENT The tax estimating process is critical to several stages of the mortgage cycle: disclosures, underwriting and servicing. Accurate...

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Flagstar rolls out zero-down mortgage with closing cost aid for low-income borrowers
News 1 week ago
Flagstar rolls out zero-down mortgage with closing cost aid for low-income borrowers
Source HousingWire

Flagstar Bank is targeting low- to moderate-income borrowers with a mortgage offer that’s seemingly too good to be true. The program, which...

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Housing industry gives mixed response to Senate tax reform bill
News 1 week ago
Housing industry gives mixed response to Senate tax reform bill
Source HousingWire

Thursday, the Senate released its tax reform bill which since received a mixed response from the housing industry. One of the biggest changes from...

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Lend in Texas? Check out the latest changes to home equity lending laws
News 1 week ago
Lend in Texas? Check out the latest changes to home equity lending laws
Source HousingWire

Texas officially passed proposition 2 on Tuesday, approving an amendment that will significantly impact Texas home equity lending. The industry’s...

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Low credit score? In some markets you'll qualify for a mortgage, but not for a lease
News 1 week ago
Low credit score? In some markets you'll qualify for a mortgage, but not for a lease
Source HousingWire

Before buying a home, most borrowers look to save up for a down payment and build up their credit, however, in some areas, buying may actually...

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Los Angeles now tops San Francisco as least affordable housing market
News 1 week ago
Los Angeles now tops San Francisco as least affordable housing market
Source HousingWire

San Francisco has been the nation’s least affordable housing market for the past five years, that is, until the third quarter of 2017. For the...

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Nationstar in talks with California, New York to settle regulatory issues
News 1 week ago
Nationstar in talks with California, New York to settle regulatory issues
Source HousingWire

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hit Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank also known as Mr. Cooper, with a $1.75 million...

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Senate tax bill keeps mortgage interest deduction intact
News 1 week ago
Senate tax bill keeps mortgage interest deduction intact
Source HousingWire

Senate Republicans are set to unveil their new tax reform today, but say they plan to keep the mortgage interest deduction intact. A new article by...

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