Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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Trending Thursday: Housing, mortgage finance getting a break from Washington?

Plus untying Fannie, Freddie and the whole Gordian knot of conservatorship
Trey Garrison
A lot of changes could be on the horizon for housing, mortgage finance, Fannie, Freddie and the whole housing shebang. Here's the latest from Washington and beyond.
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2 reasons the housing market is underacheiving

Thoughts ahead of Thursday's NAR numbers
Mark Fleming
This graduation season, many an overachiever is excitedly entering the labor market with big expectations. First a job, then a rental household, most likely with a friend or two, and eventually, a homeowner? So,will the housing market also an overachiever this spring? It's not likely.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Setting the stage for higher interest rates

Delinquencies drop, call to delay TRID grows, and housing metrics
Trey Garrison
Lots of changes in markets foreign and domestic are aligning that could press the Fed into admitting weak US data, with a resulting impact on interest rates. Plus, Ginnie Mae has a glitch, and much more. Read on.
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Is Mike Huckabee wrong about housing?

Presidential candidate says student debt makes housing unaffordable
Ben Lane
Despite the election being 18 months away, the campaign is already in full swing. Recently, one candidate for the White House actually said something that gives us at HousingWire a little hope for the next 18 months, however right or wrong his statement may be.
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3 ways homebuyers can win bidding wars

You need more than a cover letter
Brena Swanson
After a recent article generated a lot of buzz on how buyers are winning bidding wars, the biggest takeaway from the comments: everyone and everywhere is different. So here are three different tactics a real estate agent uses that go beyond the standard letter.
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Here's why quantitative easing means only the rich get richer

Middle-class workers left behind by Fed policies
Lynn Effinger
Yes, there really is inequality in America. It goes well beyond what you are being told by the media, however, and QE and its associated zero interest rate policy are a major reason economic inequality is growing instead of shrinking.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing normal yet? Virginia to use eminent domain

BofAML says “normalization” can wait
Brena Swanson
After surveying key economic and housing data versus long term historical averages, a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees subpar performance on almost every front. How will this impact housing? Meanwhile, the arrests of two of the three most powerful men in New York's state government may finally open the door for housing reform.
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Annaly CEO: Blame Fed policy for failed economic recovery

8 years of injustice to American workers
Jacob Gaffney
Wellington Denahan, CEO of mortgage REIT Annaly Capital, came out swinging in the investor conference call after reporting earnings yesterday. Lucky for us, the Federal Reserve didn't go further with the economic bailout.
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Housing advice on Reddit is totally blowing up

Some mortgage professionals already ahead of the game
Jacob Gaffney
Hey mortgage professionals, want to flex your mortgage knowledge in front of a massive audience for free? Reddit now commands some consideration.
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Trending Thursday: Jumbos jump, Zillow roadmap and the jobs horizon

This is what's happening, right now
Trey Garrison
Much like the economy as a whole, this week’s housing news is a mixed bag. With job creation in doubt but luxury homes selling fast and a push to get housing back in the presidential conversation – here’s what to watch out for what's left of this week.
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