HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

Inaugural 2014 HW Fast50 ranks public, private companies on revenue growth

Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market

So what does this mean for homeowners and buyers?

Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
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Articles by Trey Garrison

KBRA: Home price growth will continue to slow to normalized levels

Sustainable price appreciation should align more with income, inflation
Trey Garrison
Home prices rebounded at annual rates of more than 10% in 2012 and 2013 according to most popular measures of home price appreciation, buoyed by a lack of supply and a large number of cash buyers, Kroll Bond Rating Agency reports.
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Construction spending declines 0.8% in August

Private and residential spending both down from July
Trey Garrison
Construction spending fell 0.8% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, well below analyst expectations and below the July printing of $968.8 billion, the Census Bureau said.
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ADP projects 213K new jobs for September

High optimism in payroll company projection
Trey Garrison
ADP's estimate for private payroll growth for September is 213,000 jobs created.
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Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week

Purchase apps down 11% from last year
Trey Garrison
Mortgage application activity for the week ending Sept. 26 was fell 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Trulia: Home prices 3% undervalued by historic measure

Only 7% of 100 largest metros are more than 10% overvalued
Trey Garrison
Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko says that despite the current deceleration in home prices worrying some, and claims from others that home prices are too high, home prices nationally are actually 3% undervalued in the third quarter of 2014.
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Mortgage Contracting Services acquiring CoreLogic business units

MCS to take Collateral Solutions, Field Services
Trey Garrison

Mortgage Contracting Services is acquiring CoreLogic’s Collateral Solutions and Field Services business units.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this email incorrectly claimed Concentric Equity Partners lacked involvement in the deal. In fact, Concentric owns MCS. Please be advised the article itself was never in error.


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Fannie: Millennial housing demand declines further

Fall comes even as housing affordability for young improves
Trey Garrison
As has been extensively documented, Millennials face an uphill battle in homebuying owing to everything from higher unemployment rates and student debt to affordability challenges.
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ZeroHedge: America’s most important housing metro flashing red

San Francisco is the canary in the bubble coalmine
Trey Garrison
Well, in the aftermath of yesterday's data which beyond a reasonable doubt showed that the Chinese housing bubble has burst, we can now report that the "flashing red" market that is San Francisco was just smacked by a "double whammy" perfect storm.
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Realtor confidence on home price growth slips, but solid

Members less confident than trade economists on coming year
Trey Garrison
Members of the National Association of Realtors expect home prices to increase modestly in the next 12 months, with the median expected price increase at 3.5%, according to data gathered from the August 2014 Realtor Confidence Index Survey.
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News Corp's MOVE acquisition escalates epic online real estate listings battle

Zillow, Trulia trading lower on news of MOVE deal
Trey Garrison
Zillow and Trulia are selling off after news broke that rival MOVE is being sold to News Corp for $950 million — proof that the battle for real estate listings traffic just kicked into high gear.
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