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Here are the nation’s top real estate markets for 2020
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Here are the nation’s top real estate markets for 2020
Source HousingWire

The Urban Land Institute's annual look at the year ahead cited Austin, Texas, as the top U. S. real estate market for 2020. "Austin is number one,...

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Last week's jump in U.S. Treasury rates sends nation's refinance activity into decline
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Last week's jump in U.S. Treasury rates sends nation's refinance activity into decline
Source HousingWire

Last week's uptick in interest rates sent the nation's refinance activity into decline, as mortgage rates climbed to a seven-week high, according...

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America's housing starts spike to 12-year high in August
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America's housing starts spike to 12-year high in August
Source HousingWire

Housing starts spiked 12.3% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.364 million and the pace for July was revised downward, according...

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CFPB’s Kraninger agrees her job security is unconstitutional
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CFPB’s Kraninger agrees her job security is unconstitutional
Source HousingWire

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger is siding against her own job security by agreeing with the administration that the...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Realogy, and Groundfloor
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Realogy, and Groundfloor
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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Life insurance companies to fuel multifamily surge in 2020
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Life insurance companies to fuel multifamily surge in 2020
Source HousingWire

Life insurance companies are set to create a surge in multifamily lending in 2020, according to a new study from the Mortgage Bankers Association....

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Dispose distress early to minimize loss severity
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Dispose distress early to minimize loss severity
Source HousingWire

A new study of distressed property dispositions between 2003 and 2017 by Fannie Mae and academic researchers finds loss severity on nonperforming...

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Fannie Mae: Cheap mortgage rates will push 2019 refinancings to three-year high
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Fannie Mae: Cheap mortgage rates will push 2019 refinancings to three-year high
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae released a forecast on Tuesday that has 30-year fixed mortgage rates falling to an average of 3.5% in the fourth quarter from 3.6% in...

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Housing industry calls for end of QM Patch, DTI limit
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Housing industry calls for end of QM Patch, DTI limit
Source HousingWire

Prominent members of the housing industry are calling for an end to the QM Patch, and reform for Qualified Mortgages. A rule that allows government...

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Homeowners appear to be feeling good about the economy. Should they?
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Homeowners appear to be feeling good about the economy. Should they?
Source HousingWire

For all of 2019, BuildFax Housing Health Reports have revealed that single-family housing authorizations - what some consider a key indicator of...

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Majority of nation's housing markets have now recovered from housing recession
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Majority of nation's housing markets have now recovered from housing recession
Source HousingWire

As home price appreciation strengthens across the country, a report from HSH, an online lending marketplace, suggests home prices have now returned...

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Average U.S. rent climbs to $1,472 in August
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Average U.S. rent climbs to $1,472 in August
Source HousingWire

America's rental prices continued to grow in August, as RentCafé indicates the nation's average rent increased $47 from the previous year....

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Apartment occupancy climbs to highest point since 2000
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Apartment occupancy climbs to highest point since 2000
Source HousingWire

Renting an apartment hasn't been this popular in nearly 20 years, as the rate at which people are renting apartments hasn't been this high since...

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Expert: The greatest hurdle for mortgage technology is culture
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Expert: The greatest hurdle for mortgage technology is culture
Source HousingWire

We are in the adapt or die moment for mortgage technology, and lenders must quickly move from doing digital to being digital, one expert explained....

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[Pulse] How real estate agents and mortgage lenders can use Instagram to boost their business
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[Pulse] How real estate agents and mortgage lenders can use Instagram to boost their business
Source HousingWire

Instagram boasts a whopping 1 billion users, with 500 million of them logging into the platform every day. The hashtag #realestate has been used on...

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ATTOM: Foreclosure activity climbs slightly in August, but is still down 24% from last year
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ATTOM: Foreclosure activity climbs slightly in August, but is still down 24% from last year
Source HousingWire

Foreclosure activity increased slightly in August, but is still down nearly 25% from last year, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions....

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FHFA moves to curb Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac green loans for multifamily
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FHFA moves to curb Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac green loans for multifamily
Source HousingWire

The federal regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced changes on Friday to tweak its role in the multifamily mortgage market. The Federal...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: HomeLight, Asurity, and Homebot
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: HomeLight, Asurity, and Homebot
Source HousingWire

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

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HUD watchdog clears Carson in $31,000 furniture fiasco
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HUD watchdog clears Carson in $31,000 furniture fiasco
Source HousingWire

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was cleared by HUD's independent watchdog for the order for the controversial...

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Priced out? More renters are seeking out lower cost metros
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Priced out? More renters are seeking out lower cost metros
Source HousingWire

Perhaps the rent is "too damn high" in some places after all. Renters in Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Seattle are more likely to search for...

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NAHB: Most homeowners now view housing market’s affordability problem as a crisis
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NAHB: Most homeowners now view housing market’s affordability problem as a crisis
Source HousingWire

As housing affordability continues to be a cause of concern for the nation's homeowners, a report from the National Association of Homebuilders...

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Trump’s housing-finance plan aims to curb GSE lending in areas with rent control
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Trump’s housing-finance plan aims to curb GSE lending in areas with rent control
Source HousingWire

Buckle your seatbelts, California. You may be in for another showdown with the Trump administration. You too, New York and Oregon. When Treasury...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates tick up from last week’s 3-year low
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates tick up from last week’s 3-year low
Source HousingWire

This week, the average U. S. fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage reversed course, averaging 3.56%. That's seven basis points above last week's three...

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LendingTree: This is how a foreclosure really impacts a borrower's pursuit of homeownership
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LendingTree: This is how a foreclosure really impacts a borrower's pursuit of homeownership
Source HousingWire

In 2018, there were more than 600,000 American homes in foreclosure. While this total seems large, it actually represents the lowest rate of...

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Help prospective homebuyers leave renting behind — partner with a mortgage broker
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Help prospective homebuyers leave renting behind — partner with a mortgage broker
Source HousingWire

Potential buyers interested in making the switch from renting to buying a home often hesitate due to worries of more costly monthly payments or...

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Envoy Mortgage partners with Sutherland for operational support
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Envoy Mortgage partners with Sutherland for operational support
Source HousingWire

Sutherland Head of Global Business Development Neil Sutherland sat down with Envoy Mortgage COO Kim Hoffman to discuss Envoy's decision to work...

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America's home price growth continues to slow as economic tension heightens
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America's home price growth continues to slow as economic tension heightens
Source HousingWire

In August, the average American home listing price climbed 4.9% year over year, reaching a high of $309,000, according to Realtor.com's Housing...

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Ginnie Mae removes VA loan restrictions on NewDay USA and SunWest Mortgage
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Ginnie Mae removes VA loan restrictions on NewDay USA and SunWest Mortgage
Source HousingWire

More than a year after initially being restricted from participating in all of Ginnie Mae's mortgage-backed securities programs due to issues with...

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MBA: Yet another mortgage rate drop spurs increase in applicants
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MBA: Yet another mortgage rate drop spurs increase in applicants
Source HousingWire

Last week, the nation's mortgage rates fell to another three-year low, prompting many Americans to return to the market, according to The Mortgage...

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NerdWallet: Decline in housing affordability is keeping Americans out of their desired markets
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NerdWallet: Decline in housing affordability is keeping Americans out of their desired markets
Source HousingWire

As housing affordability becomes a top concern for homeowners across the country, a new report from NerdWallet indicates many are refraining from...

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