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HousingWire expands coverage to serve real estate agent community
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HousingWire expands coverage to serve real estate agent community
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The nation's No. 1 source of premium content for the housing finance industry is expanding its news coverage to directly cover the real estate...

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The evolution of housing industry news
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The evolution of housing industry news
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Through 10 years of consistent and impactful news coverage of the mortgage and housing markets, HousingWire has earned its reputation as the...

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Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan abruptly steps down
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Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan abruptly steps down
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Just over two weeks ago, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was subjected to a four-hour beating at the hands of Congress over the bank's recent bevy of...

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Housing industry responds to Trump's calls for housing finance reform
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Housing industry responds to Trump's calls for housing finance reform
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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum issuing "overdue reform of the housing finance system" and calling for an end of the...

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Bloomberg: Mortgage servicing needs fixing, and here's what should be done
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Bloomberg: Mortgage servicing needs fixing, and here's what should be done
Source HousingWire

Mortgage servicers are "unsung professionals" who play a crucial role in the U. S. economy, Bloomberg says, but they're not doing their jobs well....

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Battle erupts over allegations that retail lenders are overcharging veterans for mortgages
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Battle erupts over allegations that retail lenders are overcharging veterans for mortgages
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For approximately 18 months, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ginnie Mae, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been looking...

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Realtors get pricing tool to show homebuyers what they can afford
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Realtors get pricing tool to show homebuyers what they can afford
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Homebuyers in Sacramento, California, will have to fork over an extra $40,000 if they want a four-bedroom house instead of settling for three...

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Mortgage profitability hits all-time low in Q4
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Mortgage profitability hits all-time low in Q4
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Mortgage originators hit rough waters as the cost to originate a loan soared in the fourth quarter - sending profitability to its lowest point ever...

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Trump to sign memorandum on housing finance reform
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Trump to sign memorandum on housing finance reform
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President Donald Trump is expected to sign a memorandum on housing finance reform Wednesday, Reuters reported. According a White House official,...

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Trump officially calls for end to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac conservatorship
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Trump officially calls for end to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac conservatorship
Source HousingWire

President Donald Trump is officially calling for an end to the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according a White House release...

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LendingTree: Homebuyers, this is how much you could have saved on your mortgage
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LendingTree: Homebuyers, this is how much you could have saved on your mortgage
Source HousingWire

The share of borrowers with mortgage rates under 5% is growing - slowly. According to LendingTree's Mortgage Rate Competition Index, borrowers with...

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MBA: Falling mortgage rates propel mortgage applications
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MBA: Falling mortgage rates propel mortgage applications
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications rose once again for the week ending on March 22 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's...

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Housing market cools down as homebuilding takes a dive
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Housing market cools down as homebuilding takes a dive
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Housing starts fell further in the month of February, according to the latest report from the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the...

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Housing market cools down as home building takes a dive
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Housing market cools down as home building takes a dive
Source HousingWire

Housing starts fell further in the month of February, according to the latest report from the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the...

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Fannie Mae declares support for DACA mortgage borrowers
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Fannie Mae declares support for DACA mortgage borrowers
Source HousingWire

While it appears that the Federal Housing Administration may not be backing mortgages for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, Fannie...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: First Guaranty Mortgage, Global DMS, Qualia, more
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: First Guaranty Mortgage, Global DMS, Qualia, more
Source HousingWire

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

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Short-term rental software company Guesty raises $25 million in Series C
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Short-term rental software company Guesty raises $25 million in Series C
Source HousingWire

Short-term rental management software developer Guesty announced it has raised $25 million in its latest funding round, bringing the company's...

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Short-term rental software company Guesty raises $35 million in Series C
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Short-term rental software company Guesty raises $35 million in Series C
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Short-term rental management software developer Guesty announced it has raised $35 million in its latest funding round, bringing the company's...

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Declining mortgage rates champion home-buying power, but for how long?
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Declining mortgage rates champion home-buying power, but for how long?
Source HousingWire

In January 2019, home prices retreated 1.9%, but increased 7% year over year, according to First American's Real House Price Index. According to...

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MBA investing $2 million in MISMO
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MBA investing $2 million in MISMO
Source HousingWire

The Mortgage Bankers Association is investing $2 million in the Mortgage Industry's Standards Organization, or MISMO. Chris George, MBA's 2019...

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Real estate agents say housing market is favoring buyers
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Real estate agents say housing market is favoring buyers
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Real estate agents say many of their buyers are encouraged by an expected surge of supply this spring, and that a number of them are taking a wait...

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[Pulse] What the housing industry needs to know about Facebook's latest moves
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[Pulse] What the housing industry needs to know about Facebook's latest moves
Source HousingWire

Last week, Facebook changed its ad policies to comply with anti-discrimination laws, and the move has broad implications for all of us in consumer...

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NAR: Monthly existing home sales reach four-year high
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NAR: Monthly existing home sales reach four-year high
Source HousingWire

In February, existing home sales experienced their largest monthly gain in four years, according to the latest report from the National Association...

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Freddie Mac: Housing market will regain momentum this spring
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Freddie Mac: Housing market will regain momentum this spring
Source HousingWire

Lower than expected mortgage rates and moderating home prices are projected to heat up the spring home-buying season, according to Freddie Mac's...

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Yardi reports rent growth steadily increasing
News 2 months ago
Yardi reports rent growth steadily increasing
Source HousingWire

Average multifamily rents increased $2 in February to $1,426, according to the latest Yardi Matrix National Multifamily Report. Annually, this...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates cool as spring's housing market heats up
News 2 months ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates cool as spring's housing market heats up
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates have fallen just as spring home buying season begins to heat up, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey....

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Dreamers denied: Evidence mounts FHA is not backing DACA mortgages
News 2 months ago
Dreamers denied: Evidence mounts FHA is not backing DACA mortgages
Source HousingWire

Despite the Department of Housing and Urban Development stating recently that its policies have not changed in regards to the Federal Housing...

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Kroll says some banks are rethinking viability of mortgage lending business
News 2 months ago
Kroll says some banks are rethinking viability of mortgage lending business
Source HousingWire

The mortgage industry has witnessed very few mergers and acquisitions in the last year, despite what Kroll Bond Rating Agency calls a "fertile...

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PeerStreet expands product suite with Residential for Rent Loans
News 2 months ago
PeerStreet expands product suite with Residential for Rent Loans
Source HousingWire

PeerStreet, an online marketplace for real estate-backed loans, announced the launch of Residential for Rent loans, a new addition to its product...

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[WATCH] Mortgage lenders, this is what a recession could mean for the housing market
News 2 months ago
[WATCH] Mortgage lenders, this is what a recession could mean for the housing market
Source HousingWire

The global economy is in distress, and America's quickly approaching what many perceive to be a recession. As consumers grapple with the financial...

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