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Existing home sales slide 4.9% in March, retreating after February’s surge
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Existing home sales slide 4.9% in March, retreating after February’s surge
Source HousingWire

Existing home sales slide 4.9% in March after jumping the most in almost four years in February, according to the National Association of Realtors....

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Lone Wolf Technologies boosts real estate tech offerings by acquiring zipLogix
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Lone Wolf Technologies boosts real estate tech offerings by acquiring zipLogix
Source HousingWire

Just over 18 months ago, Lone Wolf Technologies, a provider of residential real estate software, expanded its offerings when it acquired Instanet...

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Expert: Workforce housing segment could soften in 2019
News 3 days ago
Expert: Workforce housing segment could soften in 2019
Source HousingWire

Lenders saw a negative profit margin twice in 2018, even hitting an all-time low in the fourth quarter, and the hurdles are far from over going...

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Housing starts fall to slowest pace since 2017 led by flood-ravaged Midwest
News 3 days ago
Housing starts fall to slowest pace since 2017 led by flood-ravaged Midwest
Source HousingWire

Housing starts in March fell to the slowest pace in almost two years, according to a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development...

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Home sales will be stymied in 2019 by high prices and “underbuilding”
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Home sales will be stymied in 2019 by high prices and “underbuilding”
Source HousingWire

A shortage of entry-level homes will stymie the housing market this year, nullifying much of the impact of lower mortgage rates, according to a...

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HUD announces new rules for down payment assistance on FHA mortgages
News 3 days ago
HUD announces new rules for down payment assistance on FHA mortgages
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it is issuing new rules for down payment assistance on mortgages insured...

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It's one of the richest towns in America. Now some say you can't give away a house there.
News 3 days ago
It's one of the richest towns in America. Now some say you can't give away a house there.
Source HousingWire

It's one of the richest towns in America, a regular stomping ground for Wall Street elite. But now, few people are shopping for homes in this tony...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to rise, but remain below 2018 levels
News 4 days ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to rise, but remain below 2018 levels
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week without regaining the level they were at before a late March plunge, but rates are still well...

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CRE, multifamily lenders close record $574 billion in loans during 2018
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CRE, multifamily lenders close record $574 billion in loans during 2018
Source HousingWire

The multifamily and commercial real estate lending business is booming. Lenders in the commercial and multifamily space closed a record $573.9...

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NAR slapped with second class-action lawsuit to end buyer broker compensation
News 4 days ago
NAR slapped with second class-action lawsuit to end buyer broker compensation
Source HousingWire

A second class-action lawsuit has been filed in protest of the buyer broker compensation rules set forth by the National Association of Realtors....

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Freddie Mac invests $50 million in affordable housing in rural, underserved areas
News 5 days ago
Freddie Mac invests $50 million in affordable housing in rural, underserved areas
Source HousingWire

Freddie Mac announced Wednesday it closed a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit fund with CAHEC and initiated several investments within the fund,...

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Quicken Loans will now let Vrbo hosts use rental income to refinance their mortgage
News 5 days ago
Quicken Loans will now let Vrbo hosts use rental income to refinance their mortgage
Source HousingWire

A little over a year ago, Airbnb partnered with some of the nation's largest mortgage players, including Fannie Mae and Quicken Loans, to allow...

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Real estate startup Reali acquires online lender Lenda, expands into mortgages
News 5 days ago
Real estate startup Reali acquires online lender Lenda, expands into mortgages
Source HousingWire

Reali, a flat-fee real estate startup that operates in California, is following the path laid out by other tech-focused real estate companies like...

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Republican tax bill likely curtailed 2018 home sales, Fed economists say
News 6 days ago
Republican tax bill likely curtailed 2018 home sales, Fed economists say
Source HousingWire

Republican tax reform that capped mortgage and property deductions has curtailed the housing market, according to a report from economists at the...

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Computer vision research led to Softworks AI's mortgage automation software
News 6 days ago
Computer vision research led to Softworks AI's mortgage automation software
Source HousingWire

Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the...

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Reverse mortgage data details disruption from government shutdown
News 6 days ago
Reverse mortgage data details disruption from government shutdown
Source HousingWire

In February, the last of the backlog of HECM loans was endorsed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, causing volume to skyrocket 142...

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Colony Bank buying PFB Mortgage
News 6 days ago
Colony Bank buying PFB Mortgage
Source HousingWire

Colony Bank, which operates 27 branches throughout Georgia, is set to grow its mortgage business, as the bank announced this week that it plans to...

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WTF is a reverse mortgage?
News 6 days ago
WTF is a reverse mortgage?
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages may be the most misunderstood - and the most maligned - financial product out there. But for those who are certain they are...

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This is how America's housing affordability is impacting credit quality
News 6 days ago
This is how America's housing affordability is impacting credit quality
Source HousingWire

It's official: The era of unusually affordable housing has ended. Well, according to a recent Moody's Investors Services analysis. The organization...

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Non-QM commercial product expands opportunities for brokers and correspondents
News 1 week ago
Non-QM commercial product expands opportunities for brokers and correspondents
Source HousingWire

Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the...

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More countries promote reverse mortgage-like programs
News 1 week ago
More countries promote reverse mortgage-like programs
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages are finding some traction abroad as more countries adopt and tweak equity-release programs designed to allow seniors to access...

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Mark Calabria takes over as FHFA director, begins push for housing finance reform
News 1 week ago
Mark Calabria takes over as FHFA director, begins push for housing finance reform
Source HousingWire

After being confirmed by the Senate earlier this month, Mark Calabria officially took over Monday as the director of the Federal Housing Finance...

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Expert: Moving too quickly on tech adoption could be a mistake
News 1 week ago
Expert: Moving too quickly on tech adoption could be a mistake
Source HousingWire

Lenders that move too quickly on adopting the latest technology could be making a mistake, and putting their mortgage business at risk. Lenders...

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Zillow begins buying and selling homes in Dallas
News 1 week ago
Zillow begins buying and selling homes in Dallas
Source HousingWire

Homeowners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can now bypass the traditional real estate process and sell their house directly to Zillow, as the online...

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Opportunity Zones have investors excited. So why aren't more buying in?
News 1 week ago
Opportunity Zones have investors excited. So why aren't more buying in?
Source HousingWire

When it comes to Opportunity Zones, investors are excited about the potential for tremendous tax savings, but many are not buying in just yet. What...

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GE to pay $1.5 billion fine over WMC Mortgage subprime loans
News 1 week ago
GE to pay $1.5 billion fine over WMC Mortgage subprime loans
Source HousingWire

General Electric will pay a fine of $1.5 billion as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over the pre-crisis lending activities of...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise slightly, expected to remain low
News 1 week ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise slightly, expected to remain low
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates continued to rise further for the week ending April 11, 2019, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. In...

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Non-QM lending on the rise with two more lenders expanding their offerings
News 1 week ago
Non-QM lending on the rise with two more lenders expanding their offerings
Source HousingWire

Borrowers who do not fit into the Qualified Mortgage box now have an increasing number of options when it comes to finding a lender willing to help...

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The fully digital mortgage has truly arrived as use of eNotes skyrockets by nearly 5,000%
News 1 week ago
The fully digital mortgage has truly arrived as use of eNotes skyrockets by nearly 5,000%
Source HousingWire

For the last few years, there's been a revolution underway in the mortgage business, as the industry moved closer to a fully digital mortgage, but...

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PIMCO hits secondary market with first non-QM mortgage bond offering
News 1 week ago
PIMCO hits secondary market with first non-QM mortgage bond offering
Source HousingWire

PIMCO, once a major player in the secondary mortgage market, is making a new mortgage play, as the bond giant is about to enter the secondary...

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