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New York City escalates fight against Airbnb, demands listing information
News 4 weeks ago
New York City escalates fight against Airbnb, demands listing information
Source HousingWire

New York City is upping the ante in its fight against Airbnb, as the two sides battle it out in court and in the court of public opinion. On Monday...

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It costs more to own a home than to rent one in every U.S. state
News 4 weeks ago
It costs more to own a home than to rent one in every U.S. state
Source HousingWire

While previous articles have declared that the number of markets where it's cheaper to buy than to rent is decreasing, this one says it's plain non...

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Experts: Home equity is key to solving the country's looming retirement crisis
News 4 weeks ago
Experts: Home equity is key to solving the country's looming retirement crisis
Source HousingWire

As Baby Boomers continue to retire en masse without sufficient savings to support their later years, it's become glaringly apparent that the...

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Calabria to Senate: Don’t expect any changes to GSE multifamily business
News 1 month ago
Calabria to Senate: Don’t expect any changes to GSE multifamily business
Source HousingWire

While Mark Calabria could very well enact some significant changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if he's approved to serve as the next director of...

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Expert to mortgage lenders: Update your tech or the end is near
News 1 month ago
Expert to mortgage lenders: Update your tech or the end is near
Source HousingWire

After struggling to keep up with the mortgage business' new reality of lower refinance originations due to higher mortgage interest rates,...

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HomeStreet Bank moves to sell off almost entire mortgage business
News 1 month ago
HomeStreet Bank moves to sell off almost entire mortgage business
Source HousingWire

After struggling to keep up with the mortgage business' new reality of lower refinance originations due to higher mortgage interest rates,...

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Former Fannie Mae employee found guilty of making millions on shady foreclosure sales
News 1 month ago
Former Fannie Mae employee found guilty of making millions on shady foreclosure sales
Source HousingWire

A former Fannie Mae employee is now facing 40 years in prison after being found guilty of accepting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in...

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Only half of houses for sale are affordable for the average buyer
News 1 month ago
Only half of houses for sale are affordable for the average buyer
Source HousingWire

Housing affordability continues to hover near a 10-year low, and the National Association of Home Builders is urging policymakers to do something...

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Fannie Mae reports net income of $16B in 2018
News 1 month ago
Fannie Mae reports net income of $16B in 2018
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae reported Thursday it posted a comprehensive income of $3.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, bringing full-year earnings to $15.6...

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House hunters, hurry up! Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level in a year
News 1 month ago
House hunters, hurry up! Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest level in a year
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates fell to their lowest level since early 2018, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed...

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These were the most loved housing markets in 2018
News 1 month ago
These were the most loved housing markets in 2018
Source HousingWire

Valentine's Day is a day that honors love, and at HousingWire what we really love are healthy housing markets. Luckily, Zillow has compiled a list...

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Democrats question FHFA nominee Calabria’s commitment to affordable housing
News 1 month ago
Democrats question FHFA nominee Calabria’s commitment to affordable housing
Source HousingWire

Mark Calabria, the nominee for Federal Housing Finance Agency director, faced tough questions from Democrats during his appearance before the...

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House hunters, hurry up! Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in a year
News 1 month ago
House hunters, hurry up! Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in a year
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates fell to their lowest level since early 2018, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed...

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Freddie Mac just had a record year in multifamily but made less money than 2017
News 1 month ago
Freddie Mac just had a record year in multifamily but made less money than 2017
Source HousingWire

Freddie Mac made more money last year than it did in 2017, but that growth didn't come from the multifamily side of the business, despite the...

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MarketWatch: 3 reasons why the housing market is weaker than it seems
News 1 month ago
MarketWatch: 3 reasons why the housing market is weaker than it seems
Source HousingWire

The economy is growing and our workforce is mostly employed, so why does the nation's housing market appear to be backsliding? Something isn't...

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Fannie Mae grew its multifamily portfolio by nearly $30 billion in 2018
News 1 month ago
Fannie Mae grew its multifamily portfolio by nearly $30 billion in 2018
Source HousingWire

Unlike its government-sponsored enterprise counterpart, Fannie Mae had a great year in multifamily in both production and on its bottom line. Both...

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MBA: Mortgage applications decline as economic uncertainty grows
News 1 month ago
MBA: Mortgage applications decline as economic uncertainty grows
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications fell even further for the week ending Feb. 8, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's...

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Moody's: Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise
News 1 month ago
Moody's: Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise
Source HousingWire

Loan delinquencies for household debt have remained consistent over the past year, but Moody's Investors Service predicts this is about the change....

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These markets are hotbeds for luxury real estate
News 1 month ago
These markets are hotbeds for luxury real estate
Source HousingWire

A new report by Coldwell Banker reveals where the country's wealthiest individuals are buying properties, listing the top 5 "power markets" for...

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Sierra Pacific Mortgage fined $3.67 million for FHA lending violations
News 1 month ago
Sierra Pacific Mortgage fined $3.67 million for FHA lending violations
Source HousingWire

Sierra Pacific Mortgage will pay a fine of $3.67 million to settle allegations that the company knowingly violated Federal Housing Administration...

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Ellie Mae to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $3.7 billion
News 1 month ago
Ellie Mae to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $3.7 billion
Source HousingWire

Ellie Mae announced Tuesday it entered into an agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm. The deal is an all-cash...

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Homeownership investment company Unison sees explosive 370% YOY growth
News 1 month ago
Homeownership investment company Unison sees explosive 370% YOY growth
Source HousingWire

Homeownership investment pioneer Unison closed out 2018 with an impressive 370% growth in revenue and a 308% uptick in customer transactions from...

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Optimal Blue debuts Mortgage Market pricing indices
News 1 month ago
Optimal Blue debuts Mortgage Market pricing indices
Source HousingWire

Optimal Blue, a secondary marketing automation platform provider, announced the release of a new interactive pricing index for the mortgage market....

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NAR: As housing inventory grows home prices rise at healthy pace
News 1 month ago
NAR: As housing inventory grows home prices rise at healthy pace
Source HousingWire

The national median existing single-family home price increased 4% annually to $257,600 in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly...

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This is how mortgage rates vary by state
News 1 month ago
This is how mortgage rates vary by state
Source HousingWire

A drilldown of mortgage rates by state highlights how the cost of a mortgage varies by location. A new study by LendingTree sought to analyze how...

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Multifamily mortgage originations jumped 32% in the fourth quarter
News 1 month ago
Multifamily mortgage originations jumped 32% in the fourth quarter
Source HousingWire

Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicted that multifamily lending was on track to set another record in 2018. And now that 2018 is over...

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These are the least affordable U.S. housing markets
News 1 month ago
These are the least affordable U.S. housing markets
Source HousingWire

Inventory for moderately priced starter homes is tight, and it's driving up home prices, making homes less affordable for America's middle class. A...

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This could happen to Queens' housing market if Amazon jumps ship
News 1 month ago
This could happen to Queens' housing market if Amazon jumps ship
Source HousingWire

Last year, Amazon's search for the home of its second headquarters sent serval states into a frenzy, one that lasted for nearly a year. When the...

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Here are the markets where the most apartments were built in 2018
News 1 month ago
Here are the markets where the most apartments were built in 2018
Source HousingWire

Thanks to a report last week from CBRE, we already know that construction activity in multifamily real estate last year was more robust than almost...

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Renters are renewing their leases more than ever before
News 1 month ago
Renters are renewing their leases more than ever before
Source HousingWire

Despite rents continuing to rise throughout much of 2018, renters are choosing to remain in the same apartment more than they ever have before,...

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