The Census Bureau is cooking up new home sales numbers

The Census Bureau is cooking up new home sales numbers

You can’t make bricks with imaginary straw

The 12 hottest housing markets right now

And the biggest losers in the price growth race

Higher fees proposed for FHA mortgages

MBA: This is far in excess of what the FHA needs
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The Census Bureau is cooking up new home sales numbers

You can’t make bricks with imaginary straw
Trey Garrison
High initial print that beats expectations is followed by a dramatic downward revision. This didn't happen once, but for the last five months straight.
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New home sales squeak out weak gain in October

Again Census revises previous month’s print down
Trey Garrison
New home sales squeaked out a 0.7% gain, but that's only because of smoke and mirrors and a weird surge in the Midwest. Take a look.
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The 12 hottest housing markets right now

And the biggest losers in the price growth race
Trey Garrison
RealtyTrac’s data for October breaks out the housing markets with the most price gains, the ones that are slowing, and what’s happening with short sales and foreclosures. Where does your market fit in, and what does it mean?
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Median home price in October increases to highest since Sept. 2008

RealtyTrac: High level still 19% below 2006 peak; growth slowing
Trey Garrison
Price appreciation slowed in more than half the major metro markets, but 20 of them reached a new post-recession high. Here's what that means going forward for housing.
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Excessive regulation of mortgage lending drags down bank profit

MBA: Compliance, risk management expense is the new normal
Trey Garrison
Banking revenues were up but there's an elephant in the room called mortgage lending, and around that elephant's neck is an albatross. Guess what its name is.
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HOAs have a new weapon in dealing with delinquencies

Morningstar: Nevada ruling means SFRs should examine exposure
Trey Garrison
A recent Nevada Supreme Court may provide HOAs a much needed tool in dealing with delinquencies. How will it affect SFR risk?
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FHFA: Home prices absolutely flat in September

Home price growth continues to slow
Trey Garrison
Home prices were absolutely flat in September, following a weak August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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Ferguson real estate market slow in wake of riots

Property damage from violence $5 million before grand jury verdict
Trey Garrison
With the grand jury deciding not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the now justified shooting of a suspect who attacked him, many are concerned the protests could turn ugly over the coming days.
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Boston’s top 7 suburbs

The best neighborhoods for home value growth at every price point
Trey Garrison
HousingWire is teaming with BuildZoom to identify the neighborhoods in major metros with the best home value appreciation. Here's how Old Towne breaks out.
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SFR transactions a low risk of inducing downward price spirals

Moody’s: Failure to refi won’t result in forced sell-off
Trey Garrison
A steep drop in home prices would reduce liquidation recoveries in single-family rental securitizations if the transactions must sell properties to repay bondholders, but the risk that a transaction sponsor’s failure to refinance its loan would itself trigger a widespread property price decline that would in turn harm the transaction’s recoveries is low.
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