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First American: Consumer house-buying power could rise to new heights in 2019
News 2 weeks ago
First American: Consumer house-buying power could rise to new heights in 2019
Source HousingWire

In May, home prices fell 0.7%, declining 3.7% year over year, according to First American's Real House Price Index. According to First American's...

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More investors take on build-to-rent housing trend
News 2 weeks ago
More investors take on build-to-rent housing trend
Source HousingWire

Homebuilders are stepping up to the plate and becoming landlords in the latest growing housing industry trend. According to CNBC, more and more...

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Phoenix leads nation in multifamily rent growth
News 2 weeks ago
Phoenix leads nation in multifamily rent growth
Source HousingWire

Bolstered largely by an economic surge - over 58,000 new jobs in the past year - Phoenix is leading the nation in year-over-year rent growth. As of...

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America's rental market heats up as its housing market takes a breather
News 2 weeks ago
America's rental market heats up as its housing market takes a breather
Source HousingWire

Although the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the nation's rental market...

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Millennials want to buy homes, but their wallets are saying no
News 2 weeks ago
Millennials want to buy homes, but their wallets are saying no
Source HousingWire

As summertime heats up, it's safe to say that spring has officially come to an end. But while its cooler days may be behind us, data says its...

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CFPB moves to kill QM patch
News 3 weeks ago
CFPB moves to kill QM patch
Source HousingWire

The CFPB revealed late Thursday that it plans to allow for the planned expiration of the QM patch in January 2021, noting that it may impose a...

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Mynd Property Management acquires HomeUnion, expands offerings for real estate investors
News 3 weeks ago
Mynd Property Management acquires HomeUnion, expands offerings for real estate investors
Source HousingWire

Mynd Property Management raised $20 million just over a year ago, saying at the time that it planned to use the money to expand its business. And...

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Mortgage rates boost multifamily investments in Q1
News 3 weeks ago
Mortgage rates boost multifamily investments in Q1
Source HousingWire

Falling mortgage rates have provided a welcome boost to the multifamily market, according to the latest report from Freddie Mac, which showed that...

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Homeownership rate for black Americans drops to record low
News 3 weeks ago
Homeownership rate for black Americans drops to record low
Source HousingWire

The homeownership rate for black Americans fell to 40.6% in the three months through June, the lowest level in the Census Bureau's quarterly data...

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Wages aren't keeping pace with home-price growth, and it's putting a dent in the housing market
News 3 weeks ago
Wages aren't keeping pace with home-price growth, and it's putting a dent in the housing market
Source HousingWire

A good real estate agent might tell you that the general rule of thumb when buying a home is to follow a price-to-income ratio of 2.6, meaning that...

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City of Houston channels disaster relief funds to build affordable housing
News 3 weeks ago
City of Houston channels disaster relief funds to build affordable housing
Source HousingWire

The NHP Foundation, a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing, announced Thursday that they received $12 million in federal disaster relief...

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Economists say 2020 recession likely, but housing market won't be hit
News 3 weeks ago
Economists say 2020 recession likely, but housing market won't be hit
Source HousingWire

This month, the United States set a record for the longest economic expansion, but this is forecasted to end in 2020. According to a panel of more...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates sink to a near 3-year low
News 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates sink to a near 3-year low
Source HousingWire

This week, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75%, falling from last week's 3.81%. A year ago, the rate averaged 4.54%, according to the...

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Google invests $50 million in affordable housing
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Google invests $50 million in affordable housing
Source HousingWire

Google announced on Wednesday its $50 million investment in Housing Trust Silicon Valley's TECH Fund. This investment is the largest one to date....

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Mortgage borrowers’ FICO scores rise to a 3-year high
News 3 weeks ago
Mortgage borrowers’ FICO scores rise to a 3-year high
Source HousingWire

The average credit score of borrowers who got all types of mortgages in June rose to 731, an almost three-year high, as a strong labor market...

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Economists say 2020 recession likely, but housing market won't be the cause
News 3 weeks ago
Economists say 2020 recession likely, but housing market won't be the cause
Source HousingWire

This month, the United States set a record for the longest economic expansion, but this is forecasted to end in 2020. According to a panel of more...

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Almost 40% of homes in the U.S. are mortgage-free
News 3 weeks ago
Almost 40% of homes in the U.S. are mortgage-free
Source HousingWire

The percentage of homes in the U. S. that are not financed by a mortgage is increasing, according to recent data from Zillow, which reveals that 37...

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The 25 ZIP codes with the highest mortgage debt
News 3 weeks ago
The 25 ZIP codes with the highest mortgage debt
Source HousingWire

Experian consumer reporting agency examined the credit data of customers from Q1 in 2019 to identify the top 25 ZIP codes with the highest mortgage...

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NAR: Existing home sales lose momentum in June
News 3 weeks ago
NAR: Existing home sales lose momentum in June
Source HousingWire

In June, existing-home sales reversed course from last month, sliding nearly 2% in total sales gains, according to the latest report from the...

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Amazon and Realogy gang up on Zillow to entice homebuyers
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon and Realogy gang up on Zillow to entice homebuyers
Source HousingWire

You buy toilet paper, computers and paper towels through the Amazon website. Now, you can buy your next house. The world's largest retailer is...

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Mortgages are now available for borrowers without credit scores
News 3 weeks ago
Mortgages are now available for borrowers without credit scores
Source HousingWire

For the better part of this decade, there's been a movement afoot to try to get the two main sources of mortgage financing, Fannie Mae and Freddie...

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J.D. Power: Quicken Loans and State Farm could both reap serious rewards from unique mortgage partnership
News 3 weeks ago
J.D. Power: Quicken Loans and State Farm could both reap serious rewards from unique mortgage partnership
Source HousingWire

State Farm and Quicken Loans shook up the housing world last week when the two companies announced a unique new partnership that will allow State...

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Reali redesign allows end-to-end support for Realtors and homebuyers
News 3 weeks ago
Reali redesign allows end-to-end support for Realtors and homebuyers
Source HousingWire

Real estate technology company Reali announced Tuesday a second-generation of their mobile app, supporting an end-to-end journey for homebuyers....

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It just keeps getting more expensive to live in the U.S.
News 3 weeks ago
It just keeps getting more expensive to live in the U.S.
Source HousingWire

It keeps getting more expensive to live in the U. S., as new data shows that both rent and home prices are continuing to climb. Rent values in the...

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Finance of America Reverse launches New York's only proprietary reverse mortgage
News 3 weeks ago
Finance of America Reverse launches New York's only proprietary reverse mortgage
Source HousingWire

For years, HECM lenders have tried to launch a privately insured reverse mortgage product in the state of New York, but have been stopped by...

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Housing markets in these 3 states are seeing the most home-price growth
News 3 weeks ago
Housing markets in these 3 states are seeing the most home-price growth
Source HousingWire

Western states continue to top the list of markets with the greatest home-price growth, with two in particular leading the list of those with the...

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Only half of Americans can afford an entry-level home
News 3 weeks ago
Only half of Americans can afford an entry-level home
Source HousingWire

Just over half of Americans can afford an entry-level home as affordability issues continue to plague the nation's housing market, and the...

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Housing News Podcast: HousingWire's Ben Lane on how the editorial team keeps the industry informed
News 3 weeks ago
Housing News Podcast: HousingWire's Ben Lane on how the editorial team keeps the industry informed
Source HousingWire

The Housing News Podcast is a weekly wrap of the top news stories by HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins. Click below to listen. Each week, HousingWire...

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Bank of America claims Ditech's sale of RMS
News 1 month ago
Bank of America claims Ditech's sale of RMS "threatens to abandon" elderly reverse mortgage borrowers
Source HousingWire

Ditech Holdings announced in June that it had entered into an agreement to sell its reverse mortgage business, but now one of its big-named clients...

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Liberty Home Equity unveils proprietary reverse mortgage
News 1 month ago
Liberty Home Equity unveils proprietary reverse mortgage
Source HousingWire

Five months ago, word circulated that Liberty Home Equity was on the brink of releasing a proprietary reverse mortgage product, looking to take...

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