New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

4 metrics reveal California's true housing market

Foreclosures dwindle as home prices skyrocket

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo
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4 metrics reveal California's true housing market

Foreclosures dwindle as home prices skyrocket
April 23, 2014
A handful of new reports on California reveal the real story of what's going on in the Golden State, and while there is good news, the state will still have to overcome several obstacles.
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Scores are in: Top improving states and metros

Freddie Mac: Over half of metros continue to improve
April 23, 2014
Freddie Mac released the February numbers for its latest Multi-Indicator Market Index, which shows that still more than half of the top 50 metro areas continue to record improving trends.
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Mortgage activity drops 3.3%

MBA survey finds refis, originations down
April 23, 2014
After rising last week slightly to break a streak of four weeks of straight declines, mortgage applications dropped 3.3%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage applications survey for the week ending April 18.
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Flagstar posts big loss in shrinking mortgage market

CEO hopes 'to achieve profitability in any mortgage environment'
April 22, 2014
"During the quarter, we made the determination to significantly bolster our loan loss reserve estimates which results in an increase to the loss coverage period from approximately 12 months to 18 months," Flagstar CEO Sandro DiNello said.
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Fracking decreases property values as much as 15%

And 8 other gas-drilling observations from Ballard Spahr
April 22, 2014
“This is not a short-term boom,” said Harry Weiss, of Ballard Spahr’s Environment and Natural Resources Group. "This is a many, many, many year process. Someday, somewhere, somehow you’re going to see it everywhere.”
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HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo
April 22, 2014
Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan called on members of Congress to pass housing finance reform now because “this might be the only chance we have to get something done in this decade.”
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3 ways Canada beats the U.S. leaves out 1 huge factor

April 22, 2014
Canada officially outpaced America’s middle class and is now home to the richest middle class on the planet. But one key metric was left out of the report: housing.
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The 10 greenest places to live

Happy Earth Day, everyone!
April 22, 2014
In honor of Earth Day, here are the greenest cities in the country. The geographical disbursement might surprise you.
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Fewer mortgage defaults drive MGIC profit

Expenses are also down at mortgage insurer
April 22, 2014
"I feel the company is in an excellent position to take advantage of the housing recovery," said Curt Culver, CEO of MGIC.
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Out with housing recovery, in with unaffordability?

Zillow: Home prices rise for ninth straight quarter
April 21, 2014
As the lingering impact of the housing recession starts to fade, where does affordability stand?
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