Top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation

Top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation

Most already home to thousands of millennials

3 reasons why California housing is about to go bust

The money is drying up

Here's where expert economists think housing is going

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Call to end Treasury secrecy on Fannie and Freddie gets louder

Treasury continues to fight discovery, open records in lawsuits
Trey Garrison
A coalition of 17 conservative and free-market public policy groups sent a letter to the ranking members of the House Finance Services Oversight and Investigative Subcommittee urging them to demand more transparency and accountability regarding the “Third Amendment Sweep” of the six-year GSE conservatorship agreement from the U.S. Treasury.
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Obama administration making more big promises on housing

More plans coming to fix struggling communities
Trey Garrison
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will join Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Congressman Gary Peters of Michigan for a press call Friday at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the next round of Promise Zone applications.
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Fitch: Rise of nonbank servicers threatens private-label RMBS

Top five nonbank servicers now handle 64% of all private-label securities
Ben Lane
The rise of nonbanks presents heightened risks to investors, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. “In contrast to large commercial bank servicers, most nonbank servicers, including most of the current top five, have a weaker financial profile and are currently rated non-investment grade or are not publicly rated by Fitch.”
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Top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation

Most already home to thousands of millennials
Brena Swanson
Most of the fastest growing cities in America have one thing in common: they are all home to major universities filled with millennials about to join the workforce. NerdWallet compiled a quick list showing exactly where housing is growing.
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Housing start woes go deeper than single-month drop

Analysts still see silver linings in the long term
Trey Garrison
With news Thursday that privately owned housing starts plunged 14.4% in August, many were left scratching their heads at how starts could have printed so poorly.
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Now available: HW Bank Reports

Update your market intelligence with downloadable bank data
Paul Jackson
The launch of HW Bank Reports is the first step towards offering U.S. mortgage and housing market participants a rich set of accessible, downloadable, and cost-effective data that can drive better business decisions.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates move to 3-month high

Biggest one-week gain this year
Brena Swanson
"Although mortgage rates were up very modestly this week, with mortgage rates at the top end of that narrow range, it is enough to put the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate at a 3-month high," Bankrate said.
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Initial jobless claims beat expectations, down to 280K

Weekly claims lowest since 2000
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims dropped to 280,000 for the week ending Sept. 13, dramatically better than expectations of 305,000, the lowest since 2000.
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Housing starts nosedive 14.4% in August

Below analyst expectations despite coming off a heated July
Trey Garrison
After a hot July print, housing starts were expected to slow a bit, but nothing like this.
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Windermere Real Estate joins RealtyTrac’s broker network

Company represents more than 40% of all real estate sales in Seattle
Ben Lane
“The addition of Windermere Real Estate to the RealtyTrac Network furthers our mission of aligning with top brokerages in the nation to leverage RealtyTrac’s many resources and further establish them as highly credible, sought after authorities on the housing market,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO of RealtyTrac.
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