CoreLogic: Home prices rose an amazing 6.5% annually in June

CoreLogic: Home prices rose an amazing 6.5% annually in June

This marks 40 straight months of increases

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets right now

realtor.com reveals where demand and prices are sizzling

Mortgage closing costs drop 7% to $1,847

Origination fees dropped but third-party costs rose
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NAFCU posts its regulatory relief “top 10” wish list

Credit unions struggling in post-Dodd-Frank world
The director of regulatory affairs for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions has sent a letter to the National Credit Union Administration urging the agency to undertake promised and much needed regulatory relief. The post-Dodd-Frank world ain't easy. Read on.
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J.G. Wentworth completes transition into mortgage lender

Finalizes acquisition of WestStar Mortgage
In March, J.G. Wentworth, the purchaser of structured settlement payments, annuity payments, lottery payments and other receivables that rose to fame with the “It’s my money and I want it now” advertising campaign, announced its intention to acquire WestStar Mortgage. That acquisition is now complete.
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Zillow names new chief financial officer, chief operating officer

Promotes architect of Trulia merger
Zillow Group found a replacement for its departing chief financial officer from within its own ranks. Zillow announced Monday that it is promoting Kathleen Phillips, who oversaw the entire Trulia acquisition, from chief operating officer to chief financial officer.
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Mortgage closing costs drop 7% to $1,847

Origination fees dropped but third-party costs rose
Mortgage closing costs declined 7% over the past year and now average $1,847 on a $200,000 loan, according to Bankrate.com. Every little bit helps, but is it enough and will it continue?
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NYC mayor reveals new affordable housing plan

Contains strongest requirements in the nation
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially unveiled his new home-affordability plan after first mentioning it during his 2013 mayoral campaign. Is this a game changer for one of America’s most unaffordable cities?
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