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Housing starts heat up in January, climb whopping 18.6%
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Housing starts heat up in January, climb whopping 18.6%
Source HousingWire

Housing starts significantly heated up in January, according to the latest report from the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Tavant, CoreLogic, Floify and more
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Tavant, CoreLogic, Floify and more
Source HousingWire

This week's Mortgage Tech Rundown takes a look at the latest integration moves in the mortgage and real estate technology space. Have news to share...

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MBA: Commercial, multifamily mortgages continue performing historically well
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MBA: Commercial, multifamily mortgages continue performing historically well
Source HousingWire

It was basically the same song, different verse for commercial and multifamily mortgages at the end of 2018, with those mortgages continuing to...

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Blueground raises $20 million to turn apartments into luxury medium-term rentals
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Blueground raises $20 million to turn apartments into luxury medium-term rentals
Source HousingWire

Property owners and managers have a new outlet if they're looking to get their empty apartments rented out on a long-term basis: Blueground....

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Confusion reigns over whether government is backing mortgages for DACA Dreamers
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Confusion reigns over whether government is backing mortgages for DACA Dreamers
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, and Department of Agriculture told HousingWire earlier this week...

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Amherst Residential continues single-family rental buying spree with $404 million deal
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Amherst Residential continues single-family rental buying spree with $404 million deal
Source HousingWire

Texas-based Amherst Residential has been betting big on the single-family rental market, scooping up millions of dollars' worth of properties...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally push forward
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally push forward
Source HousingWire

After weeks of moderation, mortgage interest rates finally pushed forward, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The...

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LendingTree: Homebuyers save big by shopping around for lower mortgage rates
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LendingTree: Homebuyers save big by shopping around for lower mortgage rates
Source HousingWire

LendingTree's latest Mortgage Rate Competition Index revealed that borrowers with interest rates under 5% inched forward for the week ending Mar. 5...

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HUD to lenders: We are not denying mortgages to DACA Dreamers
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HUD to lenders: We are not denying mortgages to DACA Dreamers
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, Department of Agriculture, and Fannie Mae are not denying...

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MBA: Rising mortgage rates put a damper on application volume
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MBA: Rising mortgage rates put a damper on application volume
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications took a tumble for the week ending Mar.1, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly...

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Housing industry to FHFA: Go slow on GSE reform
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Housing industry to FHFA: Go slow on GSE reform
Source HousingWire

Talk of housing reform is heating up, and now several members of the housing industry are encouraging the Federal Housing Finance Agency not to go...

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Is Liberty Home Equity Solutions about to get in on the proprietary reverse mortgage game?
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Is Liberty Home Equity Solutions about to get in on the proprietary reverse mortgage game?
Source HousingWire

It seems Liberty Home Equity Solutions may be the next HECM lender to launch a proprietary reverse mortgage product. Liberty's parent company,...

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Walker & Dunlop name managing director of FHA finance group
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Walker & Dunlop name managing director of FHA finance group
Source HousingWire

Walker & Dunlop announced Tuesday it has named Joshua Rosen to serve as managing director in its Federal Housing Administration finance group....

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New home sales rise 3.7% in December, signaling promising spring home buying season
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New home sales rise 3.7% in December, signaling promising spring home buying season
Source HousingWire

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

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American Mortgage Consultants continues buying spree, acquires String Real Estate Information Services
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American Mortgage Consultants continues buying spree, acquires String Real Estate Information Services
Source HousingWire

American Mortgage Consultants, a due-diligence firm that caters to secondary market participants, has been on a buying spree in the last few years,...

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CBRE grows valuation business by acquiring Florida Valuation Group
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CBRE grows valuation business by acquiring Florida Valuation Group
Source HousingWire

CBRE is growing its commercial real estate valuation business, as the company announced this week that it acquired Florida Valuation Group, a...

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JPMorgan Chase chief economist bets against 2020 recession
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JPMorgan Chase chief economist bets against 2020 recession
Source HousingWire

Anthony Chan, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, is confidently forecasting 2% economic growth in the year ahead and shooting down fears of a...

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These are the most affordable rental markets
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These are the most affordable rental markets
Source HousingWire

A common question among renters is "Where is the most affordable place to rent?" A new report by Zillow reveals the country's most affordable...

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CFPB plans to issue rules on PACE loans
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CFPB plans to issue rules on PACE loans
Source HousingWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Financial Bureau signaled Monday that it plans to issue rules for the Property Assessed Clean Energy program,...

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Fourth securitization of proprietary reverse mortgages is completely paid off
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Fourth securitization of proprietary reverse mortgages is completely paid off
Source HousingWire

A securitized pool of proprietary reverse mortgages paid off completely last week, becoming the fourth pool to close out. According to a report...

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Goldman Sachs surpasses $1.25 billion in customer relief in massive toxic mortgage bond settlement
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Goldman Sachs surpasses $1.25 billion in customer relief in massive toxic mortgage bond settlement
Source HousingWire

Goldman Sachs recently surpassed the $1.25 billion mark in the $1.8 billion in customer relief the company is required to provide as part of its $5...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he'll leave office after first term
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he'll leave office after first term
Source HousingWire

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson revealed he intends to leave his post at the end of President Donald Trump's...

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Oregon enacts nation’s first statewide rent control law
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Oregon enacts nation’s first statewide rent control law
Source HousingWire

Oregon just became the first state in the U. S. to enact statewide rent control. The law, which places an annual limit on rent increases of 7% plus...

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Hybrid valuation solution can be deployed according to a lender's risk evaluation
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Hybrid valuation solution can be deployed according to a lender's risk evaluation
Source HousingWire

In today's ever-changing lending environment, rising origination costs and regulatory burdens are prompting lenders to look for reliable solutions...

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Rent posts largest quarterly decline in 30 years as more renters become buyers
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Rent posts largest quarterly decline in 30 years as more renters become buyers
Source HousingWire

After hitting an all-time high in the third quarter of 2018 and topping $1,000 for the first time ever, nationwide rents fell precipitously in the...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: eOriginal, Black Knight, Reggora and more
News 2 months ago
Mortgage Tech Rundown: eOriginal, Black Knight, Reggora and more
Source HousingWire

This week's Mortgage Tech Rundown takes a look at the latest integration moves in the mortgage and real estate technology space. Have news to share...

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Freddie Mac: February forecast hints at a mortgage market slowdown
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Freddie Mac: February forecast hints at a mortgage market slowdown
Source HousingWire

This year's mortgage market is projected to grow modestly, as both mortgage and interest rates slide further, according to Freddie Mac's February...

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The battle for the broker
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The battle for the broker
Source HousingWire

At the start of the new year, Black Diamond Mortgage Owner David Boye received an email from an account executive representing one of the nation's...

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These tech solutions are helping reverse mortgage players up their game
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These tech solutions are helping reverse mortgage players up their game
Source HousingWire

It's been widely stated in the mortgage space that lenders need to invest in tech in order to survive in this climate. But while the traditional...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hold steady, hinting at favorable spring homebuying season
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hold steady, hinting at favorable spring homebuying season
Source HousingWire

After falling for three consecutive weeks, mortgage interest rates remained virtually stagnant, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary...

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