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Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders
News 15 hours ago
Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders
Source HousingWire

On Wednesday, Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced it has expanded its Homebuilder Program beyond...

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Brian Montgomery finally confirmed as FHA commissioner
News 15 hours ago
Brian Montgomery finally confirmed as FHA commissioner
Source HousingWire

[Note: Story updated to amend the FHA commissioner title] The long-standing nomination of Brian Montgomery, President Donald Trump's pick to lead...

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Morningstar: Five cities determine major apartment REIT performance
News 16 hours ago
Morningstar: Five cities determine major apartment REIT performance
Source HousingWire

Five major U.S. cities have outsized influence on the performance of four of the top apartment real estate investment trusts in the market....

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MBA: Mortgage refinances drop to 18-year low
News 20 hours ago
MBA: Mortgage refinances drop to 18-year low
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications continued last week’s decreasing trend, falling 2.6% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...

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New home sales slip 1.5%, inventory rises to a nine-year high
News 21 hours ago
New home sales slip 1.5%, inventory rises to a nine-year high
Source HousingWire

New home sales in April fell 1.5% from March. April saw 662,000 new homes sold, whereas March saw 672,000, according to estimates from the U.S....

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First-time homebuyers key to opening access to credit
News 1 day ago
First-time homebuyers key to opening access to credit
Source HousingWire

Access to credit remains tight not only compared to the housing boom years but also compared to historical levels. At the Mortgage Bankers...

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[VIDEO] Will your mortgage application be denied?
News 1 day ago
[VIDEO] Will your mortgage application be denied?
Source HousingWire

Recent research suggests that about 8% of borrowers are denied when applying for mortgages, and certain cities actually have higher rates of...

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House passes Dodd-Frank reform bill, approval now pending from President Trump
News 1 day ago
House passes Dodd-Frank reform bill, approval now pending from President Trump
Source HousingWire

On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed S. 2155, also known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act...

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Time’s Up: Yes, it’s happening here, too
News 1 day ago
Time’s Up: Yes, it’s happening here, too
Source HousingWire

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have swept across the U.S. as more women begin to stand up and say no more. Let’s back up. In case you aren’t up...

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HUD official: Senate to vote this week on Brian Montgomery as FHA commissioner
News 1 day ago
HUD official: Senate to vote this week on Brian Montgomery as FHA commissioner
Source HousingWire

The Federal Housing Administration could have an official, Senate-approved leader by the end of this week, a senior advisor at the Department of...

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RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing announces relocation to South Carolina
News 1 day ago
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing announces relocation to South Carolina
Source HousingWire

Growing mortgage servicing agency RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing's announced Tuesday it is moving its corporate headquarters to York County in South...

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Tip for mortgage lenders and compliance officers: A weaker CFPB means stronger state regs
News 1 day ago
Tip for mortgage lenders and compliance officers: A weaker CFPB means stronger state regs
Source HousingWire

Just when you think you may have a moment to catch your breath… Perhaps no one rejoiced more than mortgage compliance officers at the change in...

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MBA Secondary: Predicting the future of housing finance policy
News 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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