S&P Case-Shiller: Home price gains slowed in April

S&P Case-Shiller: Home price gains slowed in April

Nationally home prices gained 4.2%

Realtor.com: Here are the 20 hottest markets this summer

Expanding inventory boosts sales

Pending home sales continue momentum in May

Northeast leads as South, Midwest decline
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Plutos Sama acquires The Fisher Law Group

Firm’s largest acquisition
Brena Swanson
Plutos Sama completed the acquisition of The Fisher Law Group, a default law firm practicing in Maryland and the District of Columbia, resulting in an increase of projected revenue from $54 million to $64 million.
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Prospect Mortgage acquires assets of CapWest Mortgage

Adds consumer-direct call center operations
Brena Swanson
Prospect Mortgage announced it is acquiring certain assets of CapWest Mortgage, a call center operation focusing on consumer-direct sources of business.
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Realtor.com’s top economist welcomes Millennial homebuyers

They’re showing more interest than ever
Trey Garrison
Long thought to be a generation lost to homeownership – or at least, not near as enthused or enamored of homeownership – the Millennial generation is starting to warm to the idea of a place of their own.
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This MBA chart shows existing home turnover

But, what does it mean?
Brena Swanson
The latest charts in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s series puts existing-home sales into historical context. While the graph shows that housing markets are recovering, they still have a ways to go.
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Ex-UFC champ Chuck Liddell wins $2M in real estate lawsuit

Accused developer Kelly Gearhart of defraud
Brena Swanson
Good news for former UFC champ Chuck Liddell. A San Luis Obispo County jury awarded him nearly $2 million against an escrow company he says helped developer Kelly Gearhart defraud him.
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Here’s how gay marriage will improve housing

The debate may rage but there’s an inarguable bottom line
Trey Garrison
Today’s announcement by the Supreme Court making gay marriage a right throughout the land will be heralded, derided and debated for months and years, but there’s one thing that's inarguable – gay couples have a positive impact on housing. Want to know more?
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These 4 charts prove the strength of Dallas housing

DFW metro outpaces nation
Brena Swanson
The Dallas-Fort Worth housing market and economy are not only outpacing the rest of the state, but they are also outpacing the national average. Here are four charts that prove it.
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Black Knight: National delinquency rate up 4% from April

Still down from last year
Brena Swanson
While the national delinquency rate rose 4% from April to 4.96%, it’s still down nearly 12% from last year. Also, aside from the last two months, the national delinquency rate is still the lowest it’s been since the summer of 2007.
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FHFA: Home prices slightly rise in April

Prices grew across all regions over the year
Brena Swanson
Home prices slightly increased in April, inching up 0.3% from March, after reporting a rise in March.
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Tyler Perry lists Atlanta home for $25 million

Check out the incredible photos
Brena Swanson
The director of “If Loving You is Wrong” and “The Haves and the Have Nots” is entering the real estate market and listed his home in Atlanta for $25 million.
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