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Low mortgage rates won't heat up the housing market, analysts say
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Low mortgage rates won't heat up the housing market, analysts say
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates have dropped significantly as of late, with the 30-year fixed coming in at an average of 4.08% this week. The development has...

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MarketWatch scenario: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as a real estate agent
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MarketWatch scenario: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as a real estate agent
Source HousingWire

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is famously partial to wearing gray t-shirts and hoodies. About a decade ago he set "wear a tie...

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Freddie Mac: Interest rate drop drives mortgage demand to highest level since 2016
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Freddie Mac: Interest rate drop drives mortgage demand to highest level since 2016
Source HousingWire

In the week following the largest one-week decline in a decade, mortgage interest rates remained virtually stagnant, according to the latest...

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Recent decline in mortgage rates leads to a leap in jumbo refinances
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Recent decline in mortgage rates leads to a leap in jumbo refinances
Source HousingWire

The Mortgage Bankers Association is noting two distinctive trends in mortgage lending in it latest credit availability report. The first is the...

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Dimon: U.S. “desperately” needs mortgage reform, claims $1 trillion in missed mortgages
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Dimon: U.S. “desperately” needs mortgage reform, claims $1 trillion in missed mortgages
Source HousingWire

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told shareholders this week that the U. S. housing finance system is "desperately" in need of reform, and claimed...

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Senate confirms Mark Calabria to lead FHFA
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Senate confirms Mark Calabria to lead FHFA
Source HousingWire

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark Calabria to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Thursday. The Senate...

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HUD proposes rule to improve assistance for low-income individuals
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HUD proposes rule to improve assistance for low-income individuals
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule Wednesday to improve its Section 3 Program, which requires recipients of its...

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[Pulse] Zillow just became the mortgage and real estate industry’s biggest frenemy
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[Pulse] Zillow just became the mortgage and real estate industry’s biggest frenemy
Source HousingWire

Fun fact: Zillow launched its mortgage lead business for lenders 11 years ago today. Another fun fact: Zillow received 25 million loan requests...

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PRMI hires Steven Sless to manage reverse mortgage division
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PRMI hires Steven Sless to manage reverse mortgage division
Source HousingWire

PRMI has hired Steven Sless as its reverse mortgage division manager. In his new role, Sless will be opening the lender's first consumer-direct...

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Trulia: This is how spring's housing market will fare
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Trulia: This is how spring's housing market will fare
Source HousingWire

Although several reports indicate the housing market is projected to heat up this spring, recent data from Trulia suggests the industry is...

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Carson neglects to answer Congress on whether FHA is backing DACA mortgages
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Carson neglects to answer Congress on whether FHA is backing DACA mortgages
Source HousingWire

Asked directly by a member of Congress about whether the Federal Housing Administration is backing mortgages for Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Zillow is now a mortgage lender, launches Zillow Home Loans
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Zillow is now a mortgage lender, launches Zillow Home Loans
Source HousingWire

Zillow has owned a mortgage company for approximately six months, having purchased Mortgage Lenders of America in November 2018, but now, the...

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This is how real estate taxes can affect your tax refund
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This is how real estate taxes can affect your tax refund
Source HousingWire

Tax season is coming to an end and it's a safe bet that thousands, if not millions of Americans, still need to file their 2018 tax returns. If you...

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Want to sell your house? List in the 1st week of April
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Want to sell your house? List in the 1st week of April
Source HousingWire

The first week in April is the best time to list your house in 2019, according to Realtor.com. Why? There is a confluence of factors that reach a...

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HUD: Reverse mortgage volume tanked in Q1
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HUD: Reverse mortgage volume tanked in Q1
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgage volume has been on a rapid descent since program changes took hold in early 2018, and the trend doesn't appear to be slowing. The...

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Zumper: Dwindling supply, job migration driving up San Francisco rents to all-time high
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Zumper: Dwindling supply, job migration driving up San Francisco rents to all-time high
Source HousingWire

The median monthly rent in San Francisco for a one-bedroom unit is now $3,700. Yeah, really. This means San Francisco is still the most expensive...

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Americans are relocating more frequently than before, here's why
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Americans are relocating more frequently than before, here's why
Source HousingWire

As the housing market continues to slow down across the country, many homeowners are relocating to housing markets that better suit their financial...

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Zillow: California's expensive housing market even prices out the rich
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Zillow: California's expensive housing market even prices out the rich
Source HousingWire

California's housing market is so large that it now accounts for a third of the nation's housing market value. In fact, since February 2012,...

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The key that unlocked single family rental
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The key that unlocked single family rental
Source HousingWire

In 2012, a few short years after the financial crisis turned the American housing economy upside down, the legendary Warren Buffett told CNBC, “If...

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2019 HW Tech100 winner: Veros Real Estate Solutions
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2019 HW Tech100 winner: Veros Real Estate Solutions
Source HousingWire

Veros Real Estate Solutions delivers powerful systems and solutions that control risk and increase profits throughout the mortgage lifecycle for...

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2019 HW Tech100 winner: Remine
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2019 HW Tech100 winner: Remine
Source HousingWire

Remine provides a search for active and off-market properties in your market, including actionable insights such as move scores, property values,...

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HOT or NOT April: What's trending in housing right now
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HOT or NOT April: What's trending in housing right now
Source HousingWire

Multifamily investing Roofstock announced a new program that will allow investors to buy a share in a single-family rental home and collect a...

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Here's how many borrowers should refinance after the recent drop in mortgage rates
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Here's how many borrowers should refinance after the recent drop in mortgage rates
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates fell 22 basis points last week to 4.06%, an event that will likely be a gamechanger for the refinance market. According to the...

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New home sales pick up the pace on lower mortgage rates
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New home sales pick up the pace on lower mortgage rates
Source HousingWire

Sales of new homes rose in February to the highest level in almost a year as lower mortgage rates enticed buyers. Single-family new-home sales rose...

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Top multifamily operators invest in multifamily tech platform Amenify
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Top multifamily operators invest in multifamily tech platform Amenify
Source HousingWire

A group of the largest operators in multifamily real estate is now helping Amenify, a real estate technology startup that offers multifamily...

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Which companies dominated multifamily and commercial real estate financing in 2018?
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Which companies dominated multifamily and commercial real estate financing in 2018?
Source HousingWire

Earlier this year, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac revealed which commercial and multifamily real estate lenders and originators did the most...

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HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over targeted ads
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HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over targeted ads
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that it has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by enabling...

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Hello refis? Mortgage rates just had the largest one-week drop in 10 years
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Hello refis? Mortgage rates just had the largest one-week drop in 10 years
Source HousingWire

Just over six months ago, it appeared that refinance demand had all but dried up thanks to mortgage interest rates that were pushing past 4.5%. But...

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Pending home sales show modest retreat in February
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Pending home sales show modest retreat in February
Source HousingWire

Pending home sales dropped 1% in February, declining 4.9% from last year, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors....

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Trump asks HUD to address financial viability of reverse mortgage program
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Trump asks HUD to address financial viability of reverse mortgage program
Source HousingWire

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to put into motion federal action on the "overdue reform of the housing finance system."...

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