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Welp: Mortgage originations fall to four-year low in first quarter
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Welp: Mortgage originations fall to four-year low in first quarter
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates fell throughout the first quarter, eventually experiencing the largest single-week decline in 10 years. That decline led...

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Roostify adding eSignature technology to mortgage platform with help from Docutech
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Roostify adding eSignature technology to mortgage platform with help from Docutech
Source HousingWire

In a partnership that brings together two HousingWire 2019 HW Tech100 honorees, Roostify is partnering with Docutech to bring eSignature technology...

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MBA: Commercial mortgage originations fall short in Q1
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MBA: Commercial mortgage originations fall short in Q1
Source HousingWire

Although multifamily mortgage originations rose 12% year over year in Q1, they retreated significantly from the previous quarter, the Mortgage...

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NAR: Home prices are rising but at a much slower pace
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NAR: Home prices are rising but at a much slower pace
Source HousingWire

The national median existing single-family home price increased 3.9% annually to $254,800 in the first quarter, according to the latest quarterly...

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New York calls on HUD to withdraw plan to end housing aid for undocumented immigrants
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New York calls on HUD to withdraw plan to end housing aid for undocumented immigrants
Source HousingWire

Members of New York's congressional delegation, led by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, are calling on the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

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Tax changes have impacted only the wealthiest U.S. housing markets
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Tax changes have impacted only the wealthiest U.S. housing markets
Source HousingWire

More than a year after the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced tax breaks for homeowners, only the wealthiest Americans are suffering, according to...

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HUD rejects plan to bring air conditioning to hundreds of San Antonio renters
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HUD rejects plan to bring air conditioning to hundreds of San Antonio renters
Source HousingWire

San Antonio's public housing has a major problem- hundreds of its renters are without air conditioning. As the countdown to summertime begins to...

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Redfin: Tech IPOs could contribute to wealth inequality in San Francisco's housing market
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Redfin: Tech IPOs could contribute to wealth inequality in San Francisco's housing market
Source HousingWire

A new wave of tech IPOs are projected to heat up San Francisco's housing market, but will they push homeownership further out of reach for its...

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Home inventory was flat in Q1 as listings lingered on market
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Home inventory was flat in Q1 as listings lingered on market
Source HousingWire

The U. S. inventory of homes for sale was flat in the first quarter, compared with a year earlier, the first time since 2016 there wasn't a decline...

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New study shows NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier
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New study shows NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier
Source HousingWire

According to a new study, NIMBYism is standing in the way of more affordable apartment construction across the U. S. As rents continue to rise, a...

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HUD plan to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants could lead to evictions of 55,000 children
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HUD plan to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants could lead to evictions of 55,000 children
Source HousingWire

Approximately 55,000 children could be evicted from public housing if the Department of Housing and Urban Development goes through with a proposed...

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Leading indicators point to a May pick-up in home sales
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Leading indicators point to a May pick-up in home sales
Source HousingWire

Mortgage credit availability is the highest ever recorded for the spring market. Fixed rate for home loans are near 4% and wages are up. Hmmmm....

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates moderate, giving way to a stronger spring homebuying season
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates moderate, giving way to a stronger spring homebuying season
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates have begun to moderate, giving way to a healthier spring homebuying season, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary...

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Fresh off expanding into mortgages, Reali raises millions to continue growing
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Fresh off expanding into mortgages, Reali raises millions to continue growing
Source HousingWire

Just a few weeks ago, Reali, a flat-fee real estate startup that operates in California, expanded into mortgage lending when it bought Lenda, an...

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Investors turn their eye on jumbo, non-QM loans
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Investors turn their eye on jumbo, non-QM loans
Source HousingWire

Interest rates did not shoot up this year as the housing industry predicted. In what has been the pattern over the last several years, interest...

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Real estate startups have raised $1.9 billion in 2019
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Real estate startups have raised $1.9 billion in 2019
Source HousingWire

Salesforce's announcement yesterday that it had made a "strategic investment" in mortgage-tech startup Blend put a highlight on a startup sector...

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FHA clarifies rules to attract more participants to its mortgage lending program
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FHA clarifies rules to attract more participants to its mortgage lending program
Source HousingWire

The Federal Housing Administration wants more banks to participate in its mortgage program and it's clarifying its rules to ease their compliance...

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Airbnb hosts use their passive income stream for more real estate investment
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Airbnb hosts use their passive income stream for more real estate investment
Source HousingWire

Craig Curelop, a financial analyst at BiggerPockets, Inc., started hosting guests through Airbnb two years ago when he bought a duplex close to his...

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BB&T and SunTrust invest $10 million in Washington, D.C.'s affordable housing
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BB&T and SunTrust invest $10 million in Washington, D.C.'s affordable housing
Source HousingWire

BB&T and SunTrust, which will be merging by the end of 2019, recently announced it is funding a $10 million social impact investment aimed at...

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Zumper: Here are the amenities that renters want the most
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Zumper: Here are the amenities that renters want the most
Source HousingWire

Over the past few years, U. S. rental prices have reached historical highs, pricing out millions of renters across the country. After all, with a...

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Freddie Mac unveils new security to provide affordable housing liquidity for small lenders
News 2 weeks ago
Freddie Mac unveils new security to provide affordable housing liquidity for small lenders
Source HousingWire

Freddie Mac is launching a new security to help smaller lenders access additional liquidity for affordable housing financing. The government...

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Bank 34 abandoning mortgage lending
News 2 weeks ago
Bank 34 abandoning mortgage lending
Source HousingWire

It's getting harder and harder for smaller lenders to make money in the mortgage business, as independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries...

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Should the housing market change its approach for Millennial housing affordability?
News 2 weeks ago
Should the housing market change its approach for Millennial housing affordability?
Source HousingWire

With a population of nearly 84 million, it's safe to say Millennials are destined to make waves in the housing market. However, a recent analysis...

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Live Well Financial laying off 103 employees; blames closure on market, regulatory issues
News 2 weeks ago
Live Well Financial laying off 103 employees; blames closure on market, regulatory issues
Source HousingWire

Virginia-based Live Well Financial announced Friday that it was ceasing originations "due to unexpected circumstances." The forward and reverse...

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Americans still favor owning over renting, but for how long?
News 2 weeks ago
Americans still favor owning over renting, but for how long?
Source HousingWire

With a homeownership rate of 64.2%, it's safe to say the American dream of homeownership is alive and well. However, lackluster growth in the...

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Housing market continues cooldown
News 2 weeks ago
Housing market continues cooldown
Source HousingWire

After accelerating at a steady clip for several years, home-price growth has slowed this spring as the housing market continues to cool down. Home...

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Borrowers in these cities save the most by shopping around for mortgages
News 2 weeks ago
Borrowers in these cities save the most by shopping around for mortgages
Source HousingWire

As the era of unusually affordable housing comes to an end, it's safe to say housing affordability is a top concern among the nation's homebuyers....

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Warren Buffett is sitting on $112 billion cash and wants to expand his housing market footprint
News 2 weeks ago
Warren Buffett is sitting on $112 billion cash and wants to expand his housing market footprint
Source HousingWire

It's a question that comes up during the first weekend of every May: will Warren Buffett, the third-richest man in the world and the CEO of a...

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Zillow: Housing slowdown likely to pass as second wave of Millennials enter housing market
News 2 weeks ago
Zillow: Housing slowdown likely to pass as second wave of Millennials enter housing market
Source HousingWire

Although the housing market cool down has seen home price growth slow and inventory dwindle, recent data from Zillow suggests an oncoming wave of...

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The 55+ housing market is booming
News 2 weeks ago
The 55+ housing market is booming
Source HousingWire

The 55+ housing market is thriving right now as more Baby Boomers look to invest in a new nest to live out their retirement dreams. With scores of...

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