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Airbnb suffers major loss in fight for Santa Monica rentals
News 14 hours ago
Airbnb suffers major loss in fight for Santa Monica rentals
Source HousingWire

Cities continue to tighten their grip around Airbnb and other short-term rental sights, and Santa Monica, California, is no different. In the...

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This housing market clue predicts pending economic slowdown
News 14 hours ago
This housing market clue predicts pending economic slowdown
Source HousingWire

When it comes to the health of the economy, the housing market is the canary in the coal mine, providing clear and early clues of pending trouble....

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Fewer Americans are filing for foreclosures
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Fewer Americans are filing for foreclosures
Source HousingWire

There was a moderate drop in foreclosures in February, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' latest Foreclosure Market Report. According to the...

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Small-dollar mortgages are not as risky as most lenders think
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Small-dollar mortgages are not as risky as most lenders think
Source HousingWire

The purchase of a single-family home worth $70,000 or less is rarely financed by a mortgage, and while there are a number of reasons why, one major...

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Hey Californians, your housing market is likely to cool off come 2020
News 3 days ago
Hey Californians, your housing market is likely to cool off come 2020
Source HousingWire

It's no secret that California's economy is large - so large that its $2.7 trillion financial system ranks fifth in the world, championing the...

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Is San Francisco the world's most expensive rental market?
News 3 days ago
Is San Francisco the world's most expensive rental market?
Source HousingWire

We all know that housing in California is crazy expensive. And we know that San Francisco and New York's rental markets are the most expensive in...

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New bill aims to implement safeguards for military housing
News 3 days ago
New bill aims to implement safeguards for military housing
Source HousingWire

Members of the U. S. military risk their lives every day to ensure our safety, so you would think their privatized housing would at least be...

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Pamela Hughes Patenaude lands at disaster management firm IEM
News 3 days ago
Pamela Hughes Patenaude lands at disaster management firm IEM
Source HousingWire

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, former deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has joined global homeland security and...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decline amid economic uncertainty
News 4 days ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decline amid economic uncertainty
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates reversed course this week, falling across the board, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey....

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New home sales fall further than anticipated to 6.9%
News 4 days ago
New home sales fall further than anticipated to 6.9%
Source HousingWire

New home sales cooled off in January, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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CFPB calls out reverse mortgage servicing problems
News 4 days ago
CFPB calls out reverse mortgage servicing problems
Source HousingWire

As part of its ongoing effort to keep tabs on loan servicers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report this week that highlighted...

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Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February
News 4 days ago
Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February
Source HousingWire

While the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home sales and price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the rental market...

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This is how much the U.S. spent on housing construction in January
News 5 days ago
This is how much the U.S. spent on housing construction in January
Source HousingWire

The U. S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.28...

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AIME’s Anthony Casa: Nothing personal against retail loan originators
News 5 days ago
AIME’s Anthony Casa: Nothing personal against retail loan originators
Source HousingWire

Competition in the mortgage business has cranked up several notches in the past several months, between the wholesale channel and the retail...

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RentCafé: Senior renting jumps 43% in 10 years
News 5 days ago
RentCafé: Senior renting jumps 43% in 10 years
Source HousingWire

Recent data from RentCafé shows that the number of seniors renting has taken off, seeing stunning growth in a 10-year period. RentCafé's data shows...

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Mortgage lender optimism grows as borrower demand heightens
News 5 days ago
Mortgage lender optimism grows as borrower demand heightens
Source HousingWire

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae's Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8...

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Bloomberg: Reverse mortgages are staging a comeback
News 5 days ago
Bloomberg: Reverse mortgages are staging a comeback
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages might be "America's most hated home loan," according to a recent article in Bloomberg, but the news outlet also says they are...

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Disruptive mortgage automation technology from SoftWorks AI increases lender profitability
News 6 days ago
Disruptive mortgage automation technology from SoftWorks AI increases lender profitability
Source HousingWire

Is the mortgage industry headed towards real-time loan processing? If SoftWorks AI has its way, the answer would be a resounding yes. With...

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LendingTree: Fewer homebuyers received mortgage rates under 5% last week
News 6 days ago
LendingTree: Fewer homebuyers received mortgage rates under 5% last week
Source HousingWire

LendingTree's latest Mortgage Rate Competition Index revealed that borrowers with interest rates under 5% reversed course, inching backwards for...

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Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules
News 6 days ago
Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules
Source HousingWire

A class-action lawsuit filed last week by a Minnesota home seller is taking aim at the big four multiple listing services that have transformed the...

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Proposed 2020 HUD budget sees meager increase from last year's proposal
News 1 week ago
Proposed 2020 HUD budget sees meager increase from last year's proposal
Source HousingWire

President Donald Trump announced his budget proposal Monday for fiscal year 2020, including a nearly 7% increase for the U. S. Department of...

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Finance of America Reverse reduces cost of proprietary reverse mortgages
News 1 week ago
Finance of America Reverse reduces cost of proprietary reverse mortgages
Source HousingWire

Finance of America Reverse announced it has taken steps to reduce the cost of two of its most popular proprietary reverse mortgage products, the...

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Housing starts heat up in January, climb whopping 18.6%
News 1 week ago
Housing starts heat up in January, climb whopping 18.6%
Source HousingWire

Housing starts significantly heated up in January, according to the latest report from the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Tavant, CoreLogic, Floify and more
News 1 week ago
Mortgage Tech Rundown: Tavant, CoreLogic, Floify and more
Source HousingWire

This week's Mortgage Tech Rundown takes a look at the latest integration moves in the mortgage and real estate technology space. Have news to share...

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MBA: Commercial, multifamily mortgages continue performing historically well
News 1 week ago
MBA: Commercial, multifamily mortgages continue performing historically well
Source HousingWire

It was basically the same song, different verse for commercial and multifamily mortgages at the end of 2018, with those mortgages continuing to...

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Blueground raises $20 million to turn apartments into luxury medium-term rentals
News 1 week ago
Blueground raises $20 million to turn apartments into luxury medium-term rentals
Source HousingWire

Property owners and managers have a new outlet if they're looking to get their empty apartments rented out on a long-term basis: Blueground....

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Confusion reigns over whether government is backing mortgages for DACA Dreamers
News 1 week ago
Confusion reigns over whether government is backing mortgages for DACA Dreamers
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, and Department of Agriculture told HousingWire earlier this week...

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Amherst Residential continues single-family rental buying spree with $404 million deal
News 1 week ago
Amherst Residential continues single-family rental buying spree with $404 million deal
Source HousingWire

Texas-based Amherst Residential has been betting big on the single-family rental market, scooping up millions of dollars' worth of properties...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally push forward
News 1 week ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally push forward
Source HousingWire

After weeks of moderation, mortgage interest rates finally pushed forward, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The...

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LendingTree: Homebuyers save big by shopping around for lower mortgage rates
News 1 week ago
LendingTree: Homebuyers save big by shopping around for lower mortgage rates
Source HousingWire

LendingTree's latest Mortgage Rate Competition Index revealed that borrowers with interest rates under 5% inched forward for the week ending Mar. 5...

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