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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WSJ's Lewis: Fed's corrupt policies cost savers hundreds of billions

April 23, 2014
Al Lewis doesn’t mince words over at MarketWatch, charging that the Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate policy is costing savers hundreds of billions, and the trade off in helping provide a safety net for real estate and banks isn’t worth it.
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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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Trulia: The 10 fastest- and slowest-moving markets

The No. 1 spot may surprise you
April 23, 2014
Trulia has put together a list of the fastest- and slowest-moving housing markets in America.
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New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper
April 23, 2014
Sales of new single-family homes in March plummeted 14.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, hitting the lowest level since July 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.
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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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Should Uncle Sam really be subsidizing the American Dream?

Being the dream should maybe be incentive enough
April 23, 2014
It may sound like heresy to some in the industry, but Catherine Rampell has a point in the Washington Post today – a home is not a good investment.
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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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