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How much equity can you extract with a reverse mortgage? This calculator will tell you
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How much equity can you extract with a reverse mortgage? This calculator will tell you
Source HousingWire

A well-known figure in the retirement income world, Wade Pfau has been vocal about the benefits of using a reverse mortgage to fend against...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit 10-month low
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit 10-month low
Source HousingWire

BB&T is purchasing SunTrust Banks in a $66 billion deal announced Thursday. The all-stock deal combines two massive regional entities to create the...

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Renter-focused insurance startup Jetty raises $25 million
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Renter-focused insurance startup Jetty raises $25 million
Source HousingWire

Jetty, a renter-focused insurance startup, announced this week that it raised $25 million to grow it business. The company, which came to market in...

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LendingTree: Share of borrowers with interest rates under 5% climbs
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LendingTree: Share of borrowers with interest rates under 5% climbs
Source HousingWire

The share of borrowers with interest rates under 5% is growing, signaling Americans are getting more bang for their buck. According to LendingTree...

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MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.5%
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MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.5%
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications continued to retreat further for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers...

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Purchase demand projected to weaken in 2019
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Purchase demand projected to weaken in 2019
Source HousingWire

Although the economy significantly strengthened throughout 2018, several reports now indicate Americans are on the cusp of an economic slowdown....

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Provident Financial abandons mortgage banking and brokers immediately take credit
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Provident Financial abandons mortgage banking and brokers immediately take credit
Source HousingWire

Provident Financial Holdings announced its exit from mortgage banking earlier this week. In a released statement the firm said difficult economic...

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Technology expands property valuation options for lenders
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Technology expands property valuation options for lenders
Source HousingWire

HousingWire's Mortgage Services Guide is a one-stop shop for finding the service provider your business is looking for. This monthly blog will...

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Provident Financial abandons mortgage banking
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Provident Financial abandons mortgage banking
Source HousingWire

Provident Financial Holdings announced its exit from mortgage banking earlier this week. In a released statement the firm said difficult economic...

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HUD lists 2018 housing accomplishments
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HUD lists 2018 housing accomplishments
Source HousingWire

On Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a list of its accomplishments in 2018 under the leadership of Secretary Ben...

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Fannie Mae doubles multifamily small loan limit
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Fannie Mae doubles multifamily small loan limit
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae is doubling its loan limit for small multifamily mortgages in an effort to ensure an increased affordable housing supply. Effective...

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Hey homebuilders, you need to learn about this little-known reverse mortgage product
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Hey homebuilders, you need to learn about this little-known reverse mortgage product
Source HousingWire

The 55+ housing market is hot right now, with builders and developers reporting significant demand across the country. But while the sector's...

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Mr. Cooper acquires Pacific Union Financial
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Mr. Cooper acquires Pacific Union Financial
Source HousingWire

Mr. Cooper, the nonbank formerly known as Nationstar Mortgage, has now finalized its acquisition of Pacific Union Financial, a deal that was first...

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Is it more affordable to rent or buy a home?
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Is it more affordable to rent or buy a home?
Source HousingWire

New data from Realtor.com indicates that the difference in affordability of either purchasing or renting a home is tightening. According to the...

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The 6 most expensive rental markets are all in California
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The 6 most expensive rental markets are all in California
Source HousingWire

January was a fairly flat month when it comes to rental growth, however a shift once again gave California six of the top 10 most expensive rental...

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First American: Mortgage defect risk climbs 7.4% in December
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First American: Mortgage defect risk climbs 7.4% in December
Source HousingWire

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to...

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Multifamily real estate just had its best year since 2000
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Multifamily real estate just had its best year since 2000
Source HousingWire

By just about any way you look at it, 2018 was the best year for multifamily real estate this century: Renters paid more for housing than they ever...

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Federal authorities order sweeping overhaul of failing New York public housing
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Federal authorities order sweeping overhaul of failing New York public housing
Source HousingWire

Federal authorities this week took a major step toward reforming and rehabilitating New York City’s unsafe, unsanitary, and in some cases, illegal...

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Congress to consider proposal to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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Congress to consider proposal to privatize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Source HousingWire

Congress may now finally be gearing up to reform government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Senate Banking Committee Chairman...

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Industry groups urge HUD to finalize FHA condo rules
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Industry groups urge HUD to finalize FHA condo rules
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been dragging its feet on finalizing its rules for condos that can receive financing from the...

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Proctor Financial implements a unique blend of automation and human interaction in its solutions
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Proctor Financial implements a unique blend of automation and human interaction in its solutions
Source HousingWire

Mortgage servicers are looking for more ways to automate and innovate processes in order to lower costs, increase efficiencies and revamp the life...

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How will the tug-of-war between competing trends impact the housing market in 2019?
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How will the tug-of-war between competing trends impact the housing market in 2019?
Source HousingWire

Competing trends heavily influenced the housing market in 2018. We witnessed a surge in Millennial demand against the backdrop of a strong labor...

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Can the housing market weather the next recession?
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Can the housing market weather the next recession?
Source HousingWire

Housing economists are at a near consensus that the U.S. housing market is softening, but bull markets might be more likely than bear markets over...

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New home sales rose 16.9% in November, but were still down from 2017
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New home sales rose 16.9% in November, but were still down from 2017
Source HousingWire

After experiencing the longest recorded partial government shutdown in American history, the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates creep forward
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates creep forward
Source HousingWire

After weeks of moderate increases, mortgage rates continued to creep forward this week, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market...

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Housing market off to slow start in January
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Housing market off to slow start in January
Source HousingWire

New data from Realtor.com indicates that the housing market is off to a slow start, as 15% of U. S. listings experienced a price cut in January....

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Home Builders: Confidence in Baby Boomer home sales strengthens
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Home Builders: Confidence in Baby Boomer home sales strengthens
Source HousingWire

Builder confidence in the housing market for those aged 55 years and older strengthened in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to National...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Vendorly, ComplianceEase and more
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Vendorly, ComplianceEase and more
Source HousingWire

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

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Better Mortgage raises $70 million, led by American Express
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Better Mortgage raises $70 million, led by American Express
Source HousingWire

Digital mortgage company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner Better Mortgage already boasts one of the biggest names in financial services as one of its...

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MBA: Mortgage applications fall further
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MBA: Mortgage applications fall further
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications slid further for the week ending Jan. 25, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly...

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