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Experts: New housing construction shortage expected to last until 2022
News 3 months ago
Experts: New housing construction shortage expected to last until 2022
Source HousingWire

The rate at which new housing in being built in this country has not recovered since the housing crisis, and it looks like that trend may be...

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NAR: Three-quarters of buyers found their homes on their phones
News 3 months ago
NAR: Three-quarters of buyers found their homes on their phones
Source HousingWire

About three-quarters of buyers reported finding their homes using their phones, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors....

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Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Quicken Loans, others want DTI requirement eliminated from QM lending rules
News 3 months ago
Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Quicken Loans, others want DTI requirement eliminated from QM lending rules
Source HousingWire

Four of the largest mortgage lenders in the country are leading a coalition that is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make to...

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These lenders are dominating multifamily servicing in 2019
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These lenders are dominating multifamily servicing in 2019
Source HousingWire

The Mortgage Bankers Association released its mid-year data showing who is ahead of the pack when it comes to multifamily servicing in 2019. The...

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HousingWire opens nominations for 2019 Vanguards
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HousingWire opens nominations for 2019 Vanguards
Source HousingWire

HousingWire Vanguards represent some of the top influencers in the housing space. It is one of the highest awards housing professionals can earn....

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Fannie Mae: Declining mortgage rates propel nation’s home buying outlook to new high
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Fannie Mae: Declining mortgage rates propel nation’s home buying outlook to new high
Source HousingWire

In August, American housing confidence increased slightly as more consumers expressed optimism regarding the nation's falling mortgage rates,...

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Multifamily originations to hit all-time high in 2020
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Multifamily originations to hit all-time high in 2020
Source HousingWire

Multifamily originations are set to hit yet another all-time high in 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Last year, the MBA...

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Bay Area company combats housing crunch with “backyard home” offering
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Bay Area company combats housing crunch with “backyard home” offering
Source HousingWire

Guests coming in two weeks? San Jose, in California's Silicon Valley, has an idea for where to put them. In 2017, the state of California passed...

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Housing industry rallies around Trump’s GSE reform plan
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Housing industry rallies around Trump’s GSE reform plan
Source HousingWire

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the government takeover of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now, the housing industry is...

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These housing markets may see a downturn in looming recession
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These housing markets may see a downturn in looming recession
Source HousingWire

With a possible recession on the horizon, some believe that the real estate market will neither be the cause nor will the impact be as substantial...

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NYT: More multifamily developers adding luxurious amenities to attract buyers and renters
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NYT: More multifamily developers adding luxurious amenities to attract buyers and renters
Source HousingWire

With pools, playrooms and yoga studios becoming commonplace of multifamily buildings, the luxury condominium and apartment market is in the midst...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop to another 3-year low
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop to another 3-year low
Source HousingWire

Once again, the average U. S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to another three-year low this week, according to the latest Freddie Mac...

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Trump's blueprint for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform expected
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Trump's blueprint for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform expected "within days"
Source HousingWire

The Trump administration's blueprint for housing finance reform is set to be released "in coming days," according to Reuters. Bloomberg was even...

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Good news for the mortgage business: Nearly all homebuyers are happy they stopped renting
News 3 months ago
Good news for the mortgage business: Nearly all homebuyers are happy they stopped renting
Source HousingWire

Despite recent data from Freddie Mac showing that more than 80% of renters view renting as more affordable than buying a home, new data from Bank...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Propertybase, Altisource, and PointPredictive
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Propertybase, Altisource, and PointPredictive
Source HousingWire

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

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Trump administration releases housing finance blueprint to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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Trump administration releases housing finance blueprint to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Source HousingWire

The Trump administration released its long-awaited plan to reform the nation's housing finance system and privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...

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Zumper: Rental prices in the nation's top housing markets decline in September
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Zumper: Rental prices in the nation's top housing markets decline in September
Source HousingWire

In September, the rental prices for a one-bedroom and two-bedroom unit increased by 0.1% and 0.5%, according to Zumper's National Rent Report. It...

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Realtor.com: About $1.7 trillion of U.S. homes are in Dorian’s new path
News 3 months ago
Realtor.com: About $1.7 trillion of U.S. homes are in Dorian’s new path
Source HousingWire

Hurricane Dorian seems determined to set its own path. The storm stalled over the Bahamas as a Category 5, devastating the island chain, and has...

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Expect continued apartment development boom in these 5 metros
News 3 months ago
Expect continued apartment development boom in these 5 metros
Source HousingWire

Last month, Freddie Mac predicted 2019 would be a banner year for multifamily. That trend is expected to continue in 2020, particularly in...

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Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan: Lack of inventory is holding housing market back big-time
News 3 months ago
Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan: Lack of inventory is holding housing market back big-time
Source HousingWire

Low mortgage rates have spurred an increase in mortgage applications (although it should be noted that applications have fallen in the last two...

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Housing News Podcast: Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan explores the future of housing
News 3 months ago
Housing News Podcast: Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan explores the future of housing
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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HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now
News 3 months ago
HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now
Source HousingWire

Low rates could push mortgage refinancings to a near-three-year high, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in its latest forecast. The refi volume...

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FT: Tech tycoons want homes that look like Google’s offices
News 3 months ago
FT: Tech tycoons want homes that look like Google’s offices
Source HousingWire

Young multi-millionaires who made a fortune selling tech startups are changing the luxury property market, according to the Financial Times. The...

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The top 5 markets for multifamily rents
News 3 months ago
The top 5 markets for multifamily rents
Source HousingWire

The national average for cost of rent rose $3 in July from the prior month to $1,469 according to Yardi Matrix. That's a gain of 3.4% from a year...

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Zillow: Starting teachers spend almost half of salary on rent
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Zillow: Starting teachers spend almost half of salary on rent
Source HousingWire

In 19 of the 50 biggest metro areas in the U. S., starting-level teachers spend more than half of their salary on rent, according to Zillow....

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HOT or NOT October/November: What's trending in housing right now
News 3 months ago
HOT or NOT October/November: What's trending in housing right now
Source HousingWire

Low rates could push mortgage refinancings to a near-three-year high, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in its latest forecast. The refi volume...

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Artificial intelligence in residential real estate: Reality or hype?
News 3 months ago
Artificial intelligence in residential real estate: Reality or hype?
Source HousingWire

Every few years, the vast technology industry gets animated by one concept. This concept need not be brand new - often new packaging suffices to...

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FICS' Mortgage Servicer improves workflow and borrower experience
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FICS' Mortgage Servicer improves workflow and borrower experience
Source HousingWire

Most mortgage lenders are looking for ways to automate their mortgage servicing operations in order to cut costs, maintain profitability and...

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After June’s 2-year hike in VA mortgage fees, Congress is ready to do it again
News 3 months ago
After June’s 2-year hike in VA mortgage fees, Congress is ready to do it again
Source HousingWire

Most Americans would agree Congress seems to be gridlocked. But, there's at least one exception to the impasse: Hiking fees for mortgages backed by...

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Redfin: This is why home prices are rising faster in car-dependent housing markets
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Redfin: This is why home prices are rising faster in car-dependent housing markets
Source HousingWire

For many Americans, the causal stroll around the neighborhood is an important part of day to day life. But as homebuyers continue to grapple with...

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