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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HomeStar Property Solutions officially opens Texas office

Will keep growing operations
April 23, 2014
"It's an important next step for HomeStar," said Bradley Trapnell, senior vice president of business development for HomeStar, who helped establish the Dallas location. "There are many incentives to having an office in Dallas; being close to mortgage servicing and investor clients, and having access to a tremendous base of industry talent was chief among them."
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Watch the CFPB hearing on mortgage closings LIVE

CFPB open hearing now
April 23, 2014
Below you can view the live event as it happens. HousingWire will be hosting the archived event after.
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CFPB: 3 biggest pains in mortgage closings

Bureau pushing solutions like eClosing
April 23, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has found that many consumers are frustrated by the short amount of time they have to review a large stack of complex closing documents when finalizing a mortgage. And they are pushing their eClosing pilot as a way to alleviate that.
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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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