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Kanye West investing in Star Wars-themed low-income housing
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Kanye West investing in Star Wars-themed low-income housing
Source HousingWire

Now that he's got the sneaker market thoroughly cornered, Kanye West is apparently moving on to his next project: affordable housing. A recent...

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Rental prices hit a median of $1,465 in June
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Rental prices hit a median of $1,465 in June
Source HousingWire

As rent prices continued to climb in June, RentCafé indicates that the nation's mid-year average rent spiked $37 from the previous year. According...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates stabilize as U.S. markets respond to improving economic conditions
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates stabilize as U.S. markets respond to improving economic conditions
Source HousingWire

This week, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75%, holding steady from the previous week, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage...

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MBA: Mortgage applications continue to fall as borrowers become less sensitive to lower rates
News 6 days ago
MBA: Mortgage applications continue to fall as borrowers become less sensitive to lower rates
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications declined 2.4% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey...

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New bill slashes FHA mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers
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New bill slashes FHA mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers
Source HousingWire

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that slashes the cost of upfront mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers using mortgages...

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Housing News Podcast: Princeton Mortgage’s Rich Weidel on why taking the right risks is key to surviving in the mortgage industry
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Housing News Podcast: Princeton Mortgage’s Rich Weidel on why taking the right risks is key to surviving in the mortgage industry
Source HousingWire

The Housing News Podcast is a weekly wrap of the top news stories by HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins. Click below to listen. Each week, HousingWire...

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Housing supply and buyer demand mismatch is pushing buyers out of the market
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Housing supply and buyer demand mismatch is pushing buyers out of the market
Source HousingWire

In June, the average American home listing price hit a high of $316,000, according to Realtor.com's Housing Trend Report. According to the company,...

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Fannie Mae: Home buying sentiment falls as more Americans say now is not a good time buy
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Fannie Mae: Home buying sentiment falls as more Americans say now is not a good time buy
Source HousingWire

In June, housing confidence fell slightly as more Americans reported now is not a good time to buy, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Purchase...

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VA loan churning is driving up mortgage costs for all government borrowers
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VA loan churning is driving up mortgage costs for all government borrowers
Source HousingWire

The churning of loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs has long been a thorn in Ginnie Mae's side, as the agency has worked for three...

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Harvard: Americans have more equity, less mortgage debt
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Harvard: Americans have more equity, less mortgage debt
Source HousingWire

Americans now have nearly as much home equity as they did when levels peaked before the housing crisis, according to a recent study on the state of...

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These are the states where homeowners have the most mortgage debt
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These are the states where homeowners have the most mortgage debt
Source HousingWire

It's no surprise that the wealthiest states are home to some of the largest houses, but a recent study by USA Today revealed that homeowners there...

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Expert: AVMs will soon represent 70% of valuations
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Expert: AVMs will soon represent 70% of valuations
Source HousingWire

Automated valuation models often come under special scrutiny as mortgage experts seek to increase technology in the industry while warding off the...

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Here's how to solve the mortgage customer retention crisis
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Here's how to solve the mortgage customer retention crisis
Source HousingWire

Here's a terrifying problem in the mortgage business: Retaining customers is at an 18-year low for loan servicers, and only 18% of customers in...

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MBA: Sliding mortgage rates not enough to boost growth in application volume
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MBA: Sliding mortgage rates not enough to boost growth in application volume
Source HousingWire

Last week, mortgage rates fell to a three-year low, but not even this decline was enough to spur growth in purchase activity volume, according to...

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Maximize your reach, gain more referrals by marketing with an independent mortgage broker
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Maximize your reach, gain more referrals by marketing with an independent mortgage broker
Source HousingWire

Marketing is a critical part of growing your business, capturing new leads and getting referrals from past clients. As a real estate professional,...

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A salute to veterans
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A salute to veterans
Source HousingWire

From World War II and the Vietnam War to the Persian Gulf War and Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/ OIF), America's veterans have courageously fought for...

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This is what the typical first-time homebuyer looks like
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This is what the typical first-time homebuyer looks like
Source HousingWire

There were 3.1 million first-time homebuyers in 2016 and early 2017, according to a recent study on the state of the nation's housing market by...

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[Pulse] Affordable housing issues are stymying the mortgage market, but change is on the way
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[Pulse] Affordable housing issues are stymying the mortgage market, but change is on the way
Source HousingWire

It's now been almost seven years since people started to take notice of the current housing shortage and become angry over the skyrocketing costs...

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Wondering why low mortgage rates haven't goosed the housing market? Here's the answer
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Wondering why low mortgage rates haven't goosed the housing market? Here's the answer
Source HousingWire

American household income fell in May, even with the unemployment rate at the lowest level in almost 50 years. Median household income fell 0.6%...

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Apartment demand spikes to 5-year high
News 2 weeks ago
Apartment demand spikes to 5-year high
Source HousingWire

Demand for apartments hit a high not seen in five years as a shortage of affordable homes has locked an increasing number of Americans out of the...

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Zumper: Rent prices heat up in July, hitting an all-time high in San Francisco
News 2 weeks ago
Zumper: Rent prices heat up in July, hitting an all-time high in San Francisco
Source HousingWire

As the summertime heats up, so are July's rental prices, according to Zumper's latest National Rent Report. According to the company's data, the...

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Law firm works with MBA's Action Alliance to pursue regulatory relief
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Law firm works with MBA's Action Alliance to pursue regulatory relief
Source HousingWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Loan Originator Compensation rule has proven to be a controversial topic among mortgage lenders. Nearly...

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The Ellie Mae Classic Tournament brings out celebrities and PGA hopefuls to raise money for charity
News 2 weeks ago
The Ellie Mae Classic Tournament brings out celebrities and PGA hopefuls to raise money for charity
Source HousingWire

One of the mortgage industry's favorite charitable events, The Ellie Mae Classic Web.com golf tournament, will kick off July 29 and run through Aug...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Fiserv and Xignite
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Fiserv and Xignite
Source HousingWire

Mortgage Tech Rundown looks at the latest news in mortgage technology, featuring new product updates, integrations and announcements. Freddie Mac...

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Altisource sells off financial services business, majority of real estate assets
News 2 weeks ago
Altisource sells off financial services business, majority of real estate assets
Source HousingWire

The winds of change continue to blow at Altisource Portfolio Solutions as the company announced Monday that it has sold off its financial services...

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The Union Home Mortgage Foundation partners with nonprofits to serve local communities
News 2 weeks ago
The Union Home Mortgage Foundation partners with nonprofits to serve local communities
Source HousingWire

Union Home Mortgage Owner and CEO Bill Cosgrove recognized a deep need for financial literacy in the local community when he launched the Union...

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Here's why falling mortgage rates won't spark recovery in the housing market
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Here's why falling mortgage rates won't spark recovery in the housing market
Source HousingWire

The housing market won't recover much in the second half of 2019, says Capital Economics. Mortgage interest rates have fallen this year, but that...

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MBA Opens Doors Foundation: Taking care of the families of critically ill children
News 2 weeks ago
MBA Opens Doors Foundation: Taking care of the families of critically ill children
Source HousingWire

Back in 2011, former MBA President and CEO Dave Stevens, his wife Mary Stevens, and Dan Arrigoni, the former president of U. S. Bank Home Mortgage,...

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Home-retention law firm provides legal guidance for mortgage pros
News 2 weeks ago
Home-retention law firm provides legal guidance for mortgage pros
Source HousingWire

Gross Polowy, LLC was formed in New York in 2011, during a time when distressed mortgages and residential foreclosures were rampant across the...

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What does it really look like to automate the mortgage process?
News 2 weeks ago
What does it really look like to automate the mortgage process?
Source HousingWire

There's a lot of talk about automation in our industry, but what does it really look like to take humans out of the mortgage process? We sat down...

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