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Tim McGraw partners with Chase to give homes to veterans

6 awarded so far, 30 more to come
Trey Garrison
Country star and actor Tim McGraw is a big supporter of the military and veterans, and now he’s teaming up with Chase Bank and Operation Homefront to give mortgage-free homes to veterans. Happy Independence Day, indeed.
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Fannie, Freddie CEOs awarded $3 million raises

Granted compensation of $4 million each
Brena Swanson
Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs were granted multimillion-dollar paydays by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. A move that comes with great objection from lawmakers and the White House.
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Fannie, Freddie CEOs get a well-deserved huge boost in pay

It's about time
Jacob Gaffney
Early last month, the wheels were set in motion to increase CEO compensation of the government-sponsored enterprises to a level similar to CEOs doing the same jobs at other companies. The FHFA director wants this but the White House doesn't. The FHFA is right. Here's why.
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Millennials demand single-family homes

Fannie Mae: Will young homeowners protect the housing recovery?
Brena Swanson
Young adults prefer single-family homes, and in fact, they are found to be more likely to reside in a single-family home today than their predecessors. And according to this research, the desire is only going to continue to grow.
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Stonegate Mortgage expanding direct-to-consumer lending operation

Looking to attract Millennial buyers
Ben Lane
Citing a goal of attracting more Millennial buyers, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation is growing its direct-to-consumer lending operation to meet the changing market.
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Optimal Blue launches mortgage pricing application

QuickSearch now available to loan officers
Brena Swanson
Optimal Blue introduced QuickSearch, a privately branded mortgage pricing app for mobile devices, during its 2015 Client Conference to allow loan officers to perform real-time pricing searches for their borrower.
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Chicago biz pub: Redfin school data isn’t accurate

School ratings critical for many buyers
Trey Garrison
Chicago Real Estate Daily, a Crain’s publication, says that Redfin is posting inaccurate ratings on some schools, which could potentially turn some buyers away from the neighborhoods around them.
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BOK Financial hires new mortgage president

Enter Glenn Brunker, industry veteran
Brena Swanson
BOK Financial named Glenn Brunker to lead BOK Financial Mortgage, bringing nearly 30 years of financial industry experience to his new role. In this position, Brunker is charged with managing all mortgage origination channels.
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Construction spending rises in May but residential component weak

Nonresidential spending surges
Trey Garrison
Construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8% above the revised April estimate of $1,027.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today.
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Mortgage applications drop as interest rates rise to 9-month high

Refinancings and purchase apps down
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications decreased 4.7% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 26, 2015. Want to know why?
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