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New York using $9 million from RBS settlement to fight zombie homes
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New York using $9 million from RBS settlement to fight zombie homes
Source HousingWire

Continuing a fight that stretches all the way back to 2014, the state of New York is set to give its cities millions more in funding to address the...

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New York landlord accused of running sham co-ops, overcharging renters for decades
News 2 weeks ago
New York landlord accused of running sham co-ops, overcharging renters for decades
Source HousingWire

Two New York City co-op corporations overcharged renters for decades by operating apartment buildings as for-profit rental buildings instead of as...

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Freddie Mac: Housing market holds its ground in January
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Freddie Mac: Housing market holds its ground in January
Source HousingWire

The housing market continues to hold its ground in January, after receiving a boost from declining mortgage rates and slow home price growth at the...

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Propertybase acquires real estate lead gen company BoldLeads
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Propertybase acquires real estate lead gen company BoldLeads
Source HousingWire

"After nearly a year of research to identify a true market leader, we're thrilled to welcome the BoldLeads team to the Propertybase family," said...

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Zillow: Lackluster existing home sales result of political headwinds
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Zillow: Lackluster existing home sales result of political headwinds
Source HousingWire

In December, existing home sales reversed course, suddenly dropping after months of continuous growth, according to the latest Existing Home Sales...

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California sues one of its own cities for not building enough affordable housing
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California sues one of its own cities for not building enough affordable housing
Source HousingWire

In an unprecedented move, the state of California is suing one of its own cities for not building enough affordable housing. Late last week,...

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First American: American home buying power is strengthening
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First American: American home buying power is strengthening
Source HousingWire

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said throughout 2018, consistent growth among mortgage rates, household income and unadjusted house...

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San Jose bans evictions on unpaid federal workers
News 3 weeks ago
San Jose bans evictions on unpaid federal workers
Source HousingWire

With the government shutdown entering its second full month, federal government workers have now missed out on two paychecks, and that’s leading to...

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$500 million affordable housing fund launches in the Bay Area
News 3 weeks ago
$500 million affordable housing fund launches in the Bay Area
Source HousingWire

Housing affordability has become a tremendous concern for many Americans navigating expensive West Coast housing markets, but a new partnership...

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Fannie Mae reveals the top multifamily lenders of 2018
News 3 weeks ago
Fannie Mae reveals the top multifamily lenders of 2018
Source HousingWire

Earlier this month, Freddie Mac revealed the top 10 lenders that led its multifamily business in 2018. CBRE topped Freddie Mac’s list, with...

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Reverse mortgages finally make headway with financial advisors
News 3 weeks ago
Reverse mortgages finally make headway with financial advisors
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages are often touted as a financial planning tool that can be used strategically to boost one’s income in retirement. But getting...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hold steady for third consecutive week
News 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hold steady for third consecutive week
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates held their ground for the third week in a row, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the...

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Don’t let the upcoming Ginnie Mae stress tests stress you out
News 3 weeks ago
Don’t let the upcoming Ginnie Mae stress tests stress you out
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much...

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Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse
News 3 weeks ago
Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents just got much, much worse as an investigation unearthed a...

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[WATCH] Caliber Home Loans CEO lays out 3 things mortgage brokers should expect in 2019
News 3 weeks ago
[WATCH] Caliber Home Loans CEO lays out 3 things mortgage brokers should expect in 2019
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much...

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Reverse mortgages close out 2018 on a tough note
News 3 weeks ago
Reverse mortgages close out 2018 on a tough note
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much...

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In its $500 million affordable housing pledge, Microsoft makes itself the bank
News 3 weeks ago
In its $500 million affordable housing pledge, Microsoft makes itself the bank
Source HousingWire

Housing affordability continues to be a tremendous concern in the housing market, especially in expensive West Coast markets. As politicians and...

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Billionaire snatches up America's most expensive house in real estate spending spree
News 3 weeks ago
Billionaire snatches up America's most expensive house in real estate spending spree
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much...

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MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.7%
News 3 weeks ago
MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.7%
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications moderately fell for the week ending Jan. 18, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's...

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Q&A: Celink's Jason McNamara on the challenges facing reverse mortgage servicers
News 3 weeks ago
Q&A: Celink's Jason McNamara on the challenges facing reverse mortgage servicers
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgage servicing differs vastly from traditional mortgage servicing, and thanks to program changes issued by the Department of Housing...

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WSJ: Mortgage market sees resurgence of unconventional loans
News 3 weeks ago
WSJ: Mortgage market sees resurgence of unconventional loans
Source HousingWire

Unconventional loans are on the rise, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal, and this could be a problem. Also known as non-qualified...

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Redfin: Middle class buyers are being priced out of housing market
News 3 weeks ago
Redfin: Middle class buyers are being priced out of housing market
Source HousingWire

Although housing inventory is increasing, affordability for the typical middle class household is retreating, according to new data from Redfin. ...

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Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach
News 3 weeks ago
Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Finance of America Reverse eliminates key feature on proprietary reverse mortgage HELOC
News 3 weeks ago
Finance of America Reverse eliminates key feature on proprietary reverse mortgage HELOC
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Here’s what some mortgage lenders are doing to help Americans affected by shutdown
News 3 weeks ago
Here’s what some mortgage lenders are doing to help Americans affected by shutdown
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Warner introduces legislation to prevent future government shutdowns
News 3 weeks ago
Warner introduces legislation to prevent future government shutdowns
Source HousingWire

The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much...

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Freddie Mac partnering with RBC to provide $180 million for affordable housing
News 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mac partnering with RBC to provide $180 million for affordable housing
Source HousingWire

Freddie Mac, which re-entered the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market last year after nearly 10 years away, is partnering with RBC to provide more...

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Existing home sales plummet in December
News 3 weeks ago
Existing home sales plummet in December
Source HousingWire

After seeing gains in previous months, existing home sales dropped suddenly in December, seeing double-digit losses from the year before. Both...

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First American: Stock market volatility aids potential homebuyers
News 3 weeks ago
First American: Stock market volatility aids potential homebuyers
Source HousingWire

In December, potential existing-home sales moderately increased from the previous month and inched forward from 2018 levels, according to First...

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Fannie Mae: Housing market will stabilize in 2019
News 3 weeks ago
Fannie Mae: Housing market will stabilize in 2019
Source HousingWire

After multiple rate hikes brought volatility into the housing market, 2019 should see things stabilize as the pace of rate increases slows,...

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