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MBA: Economic worries slow growth of mortgage applications
News 2 months ago
MBA: Economic worries slow growth of mortgage applications
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications inched forward slightly for the week ending on March 15, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers...

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Wells Fargo to pay $13 million to settle claims of improperly modifying bankrupt borrowers’ mortgages
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Wells Fargo to pay $13 million to settle claims of improperly modifying bankrupt borrowers’ mortgages
Source HousingWire

Wells Fargo will pay more than $13 million to settle a pending class-action lawsuit that accused the bank of "improperly" modifying the mortgages...

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Is now a good time to purchase a home?
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Is now a good time to purchase a home?
Source HousingWire

It's almost spring homebuying season, and new data from the National Association of Realtors indicates Americans are ready to purchase homes....

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Federal Reserve signals it won't raise interest rates at all this year
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Federal Reserve signals it won't raise interest rates at all this year
Source HousingWire

The ruling is a victory for the mortgage industry in its fight to retrieve property from delinquent homeowners. One attorney claims the ruling may...

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HUD still pursuing Facebook for allowing housing discrimination despite ad changes
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HUD still pursuing Facebook for allowing housing discrimination despite ad changes
Source HousingWire

Facebook may have announced massive changes to its advertising practices surrounding housing, lending, and employment ads, but that doesn't mean...

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LendingTree: This is how much homebuyers could've saved on their mortgages
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LendingTree: This is how much homebuyers could've saved on their mortgages
Source HousingWire

Last week, the share of borrowers with rates under 5% grew moderately larger. According to LendingTree's Mortgage Rate Competition Index, borrowers...

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Will climate change impact the housing market? Realtors slug it out online
News 2 months ago
Will climate change impact the housing market? Realtors slug it out online
Source HousingWire

The National Association of Realtors recently made an honest attempt to begin a discourse on the potential impact of climate change on the real...

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JLL buying HFF in $2 billion deal that will create multifamily real estate giant
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JLL buying HFF in $2 billion deal that will create multifamily real estate giant
Source HousingWire

In a deal that will combine two of the biggest names in multifamily and commercial real estate, Jones Lang LaSalle announced Tuesday that it is...

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Airbnb suffers major loss in fight for Santa Monica rentals
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Airbnb suffers major loss in fight for Santa Monica rentals
Source HousingWire

Cities continue to tighten their grip around Airbnb and other short-term rental sights, and Santa Monica, California, is no different. In the...

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This housing market clue predicts pending economic slowdown
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This housing market clue predicts pending economic slowdown
Source HousingWire

When it comes to the health of the economy, the housing market is the canary in the coal mine, providing clear and early clues of pending trouble....

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Fewer Americans are filing for foreclosures
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Fewer Americans are filing for foreclosures
Source HousingWire

There was a moderate drop in foreclosures in February, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' latest Foreclosure Market Report. According to the...

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Small-dollar mortgages are not as risky as most lenders think
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Small-dollar mortgages are not as risky as most lenders think
Source HousingWire

The purchase of a single-family home worth $70,000 or less is rarely financed by a mortgage, and while there are a number of reasons why, one major...

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Hey Californians, your housing market is likely to cool off come 2020
News 2 months ago
Hey Californians, your housing market is likely to cool off come 2020
Source HousingWire

It's no secret that California's economy is large - so large that its $2.7 trillion financial system ranks fifth in the world, championing the...

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Is San Francisco the world's most expensive rental market?
News 2 months ago
Is San Francisco the world's most expensive rental market?
Source HousingWire

We all know that housing in California is crazy expensive. And we know that San Francisco and New York's rental markets are the most expensive in...

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New bill aims to implement safeguards for military housing
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New bill aims to implement safeguards for military housing
Source HousingWire

Members of the U. S. military risk their lives every day to ensure our safety, so you would think their privatized housing would at least be...

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Pamela Hughes Patenaude lands at disaster management firm IEM
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Pamela Hughes Patenaude lands at disaster management firm IEM
Source HousingWire

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, former deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has joined global homeland security and...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decline amid economic uncertainty
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates decline amid economic uncertainty
Source HousingWire

Mortgage interest rates reversed course this week, falling across the board, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey....

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New home sales fall further than anticipated to 6.9%
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New home sales fall further than anticipated to 6.9%
Source HousingWire

New home sales cooled off in January, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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CFPB calls out reverse mortgage servicing problems
News 2 months ago
CFPB calls out reverse mortgage servicing problems
Source HousingWire

As part of its ongoing effort to keep tabs on loan servicers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report this week that highlighted...

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Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February
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Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February
Source HousingWire

While the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home sales and price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the rental market...

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This is how much the U.S. spent on housing construction in January
News 2 months ago
This is how much the U.S. spent on housing construction in January
Source HousingWire

The U. S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during January 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.28...

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AIME’s Anthony Casa: Nothing personal against retail loan originators
News 2 months ago
AIME’s Anthony Casa: Nothing personal against retail loan originators
Source HousingWire

Competition in the mortgage business has cranked up several notches in the past several months, between the wholesale channel and the retail...

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RentCafé: Senior renting jumps 43% in 10 years
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RentCafé: Senior renting jumps 43% in 10 years
Source HousingWire

Recent data from RentCafé shows that the number of seniors renting has taken off, seeing stunning growth in a 10-year period. RentCafé's data shows...

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Mortgage lender optimism grows as borrower demand heightens
News 2 months ago
Mortgage lender optimism grows as borrower demand heightens
Source HousingWire

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae's Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8...

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Bloomberg: Reverse mortgages are staging a comeback
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Bloomberg: Reverse mortgages are staging a comeback
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages might be "America's most hated home loan," according to a recent article in Bloomberg, but the news outlet also says they are...

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Disruptive mortgage automation technology from SoftWorks AI increases lender profitability
News 2 months ago
Disruptive mortgage automation technology from SoftWorks AI increases lender profitability
Source HousingWire

Is the mortgage industry headed towards real-time loan processing? If SoftWorks AI has its way, the answer would be a resounding yes. With...

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LendingTree: Fewer homebuyers received mortgage rates under 5% last week
News 2 months ago
LendingTree: Fewer homebuyers received mortgage rates under 5% last week
Source HousingWire

LendingTree's latest Mortgage Rate Competition Index revealed that borrowers with interest rates under 5% reversed course, inching backwards for...

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Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules
News 2 months ago
Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules
Source HousingWire

A class-action lawsuit filed last week by a Minnesota home seller is taking aim at the big four multiple listing services that have transformed the...

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Proposed 2020 HUD budget sees meager increase from last year's proposal
News 2 months ago
Proposed 2020 HUD budget sees meager increase from last year's proposal
Source HousingWire

President Donald Trump announced his budget proposal Monday for fiscal year 2020, including a nearly 7% increase for the U. S. Department of...

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Finance of America Reverse reduces cost of proprietary reverse mortgages
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Finance of America Reverse reduces cost of proprietary reverse mortgages
Source HousingWire

Finance of America Reverse announced it has taken steps to reduce the cost of two of its most popular proprietary reverse mortgage products, the...

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