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Message from housing finance groups: Congress must work on GSE reform
News 7 hours ago
Message from housing finance groups: Congress must work on GSE reform
Source HousingWire

Initial talks from the Trump administration on reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not happening as quickly as originally anticipated due to a...

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Freddie Mac: New home sales set to take over in 2018
News 7 hours ago
Freddie Mac: New home sales set to take over in 2018
Source HousingWire

Home sales are expected to increase slightly in 2018 as new home sales take over the market, according to Freddie Mac’s monthly Outlook for...

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Real estate investors host black-tie event to raise money for charity
News 9 hours ago
Real estate investors host black-tie event to raise money for charity
Source HousingWire

Friday night, The Norris Group, a California real estate investing company, is hosting its 10th annual black tie gala which will benefit Make-A...

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Homeowners gained nearly $13,000 in equity from last year
News 10 hours ago
Homeowners gained nearly $13,000 in equity from last year
Source HousingWire

Homeowners with mortgages continue to see their equity increase in their home, according to the Q2 2017 Home Equity analysis from CoreLogic, a...

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Home prices in Midwestern states drop in July
News 12 hours ago
Home prices in Midwestern states drop in July
Source HousingWire

Across the nation, home prices increased in July, however on region in the Midwest a decrease from the month before, according to the latest House...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase after 2 months of declines
News 14 hours ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase after 2 months of declines
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates increased for the first time after two months of straight declines, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from...

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Anti-Cordray for Ohio governor websites pop up despite no word on actual bid
News 1 day ago
Anti-Cordray for Ohio governor websites pop up despite no word on actual bid
Source HousingWire

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray hasn’t even officially come out with an Ohio gubernatorial bid, and there’s already a...

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Here’s what quantitative un-easing could mean for the housing market
News 1 day ago
Here’s what quantitative un-easing could mean for the housing market
Source HousingWire

At its September meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee announced it will begin reducing its $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds purchased during...

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Texas brokerage closes state's first-ever bitcoin home purchase
News 1 day ago
Texas brokerage closes state's first-ever bitcoin home purchase
Source HousingWire

Taking real estate purchases in the Lone Star state to a new level, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty said it finalized the first-ever home in...

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Fed makes it official: Quantitative un-easing process to begin in October
News 1 day ago
Fed makes it official: Quantitative un-easing process to begin in October
Source HousingWire

As expected, the Federal Reserve elected to hold off on an interest rate hike in September, however it announced it will soon begin selling off its...

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MBA: Mortgage applications tumble amid Labor Day holiday
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MBA: Mortgage applications tumble amid Labor Day holiday
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications dropped 9.7% from one week earlier amid the Labor Day holiday, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers...

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Bay Area residents consider great exodus in response to rising home prices
News 2 days ago
Bay Area residents consider great exodus in response to rising home prices
Source HousingWire

Home prices continue to surge in the Bay Area, sparking more than half of its residents to express their desire to leave the region, new poll...

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Ten-X: Housing inventory hovers more than 50% below prior peak
News 2 days ago
Ten-X: Housing inventory hovers more than 50% below prior peak
Source HousingWire

A new analysis from Ten-X shows home sales, while near their cyclic highs, continue to lag significantly behind their previous peak. A strong labor...

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Massachusetts becomes first state to sue Equifax over massive data breach
News 2 days ago
Massachusetts becomes first state to sue Equifax over massive data breach
Source HousingWire

Following through on a threat made last week, the state of Massachusetts is suing Equifax over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach,...

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CNBC Survey: Yes, the Fed will raise interest rates in December
News 2 days ago
CNBC Survey: Yes, the Fed will raise interest rates in December
Source HousingWire

A new survey from business news network CNBC shows the chances of the Federal Reserve raising rates in December is more than possible, it is nearly...

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Blame the hurricanes? Homebuilders report huge drop in housing starts
News 2 days ago
Blame the hurricanes? Homebuilders report huge drop in housing starts
Source HousingWire

New home construction increased in August after a slight slowdown, however housing completions plummeted over the month, according to the latest...

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Credit Suisse books $80 million to settle RMBS litigation with MassMutual
News 3 days ago
Credit Suisse books $80 million to settle RMBS litigation with MassMutual
Source HousingWire

Credit Suisse said late last week that it set aside nearly $80 million to settle a pair of lawsuits brought by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance...

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NAR reveals how long student debt delays homeownership
News 3 days ago
NAR reveals how long student debt delays homeownership
Source HousingWire

An overwhelming majority of Millennials with student debt do not own a home, and believe this debt is the cause for the delay, a new study from the...

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Recent hurricanes create concern among homebuilders
News 3 days ago
Recent hurricanes create concern among homebuilders
Source HousingWire

Homebuilders are growing less certain after the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas rose doubts surrounding the labor shortage and cost of...

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Equifax, Wells Fargo fiascos prove housing needs immediate reform
News 3 days ago
Equifax, Wells Fargo fiascos prove housing needs immediate reform
Source HousingWire

Consider this an open letter to Congress. Dear Congress: The Equifax debacle is your signal to fast track housing reform. This is the opportunity...

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After finding success in U.K., flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks debuts in U.S.
News 6 days ago
After finding success in U.K., flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks debuts in U.S.
Source HousingWire

Purplebricks, which bills itself as  “next-generation” real estate agency, is launching in the U.S. after building successful businesses in the...

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New American Funding expands to Silicon Valley
News 6 days ago
New American Funding expands to Silicon Valley
Source HousingWire

Mortgage lender New American Funding announced its latest expansion into Silicon Valley with its new branch opening. The new branch will occupy...

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Fannie Mae increases economic growth predictions for first time in 2017
News 6 days ago
Fannie Mae increases economic growth predictions for first time in 2017
Source HousingWire

After the Bureau of Economic Analysis increased the second quarter gross domestic product to 3%, Fannie Mae pushed up its full-year growth forecast...

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Housing industry welcomes Senate confirmation of Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary
News 1 week ago
Housing industry welcomes Senate confirmation of Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary
Source HousingWire

As was the case throughout the nomination process, the housing industry was quick to praise the Senate confirmation of Pam Patenaude to serve as...

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Senate confirms Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary
News 1 week ago
Senate confirms Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary
Source HousingWire

The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Pam Patenaude to serve as the next deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Housing industry heavy hitters to speak at exclusive Detroit conference
News 1 week ago
Housing industry heavy hitters to speak at exclusive Detroit conference
Source HousingWire

An upcoming event, J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, announced two top industry leaders will join its panelists at...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates could begin to rise soon
News 1 week ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates could begin to rise soon
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates held steady this week, however they could be about to rise once again, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from...

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Housing industry stands behind Trump’s pick for FHA head
News 1 week ago
Housing industry stands behind Trump’s pick for FHA head
Source HousingWire

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Brian Montgomery as the next Federal Housing Agency commissioner. If accepted into the...

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Cordray gives another speech at an Ohio event amid rumors to run for state governor
News 1 week ago
Cordray gives another speech at an Ohio event amid rumors to run for state governor
Source HousingWire

The first gubernatorial debate for Ohio Democrats happened on Tuesday, and there’s still no word from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director...

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Trulia: Housing market fails to produce what buyers really want
News 1 week ago
Trulia: Housing market fails to produce what buyers really want
Source HousingWire

The gap between the homes consumers want and the homes available for sale continues to grow in many markets across the U.S., according to the...

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