Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

BPC Housing Commissioner: Give borrowers a chance to fail

2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.

Should mortgage technology and data be universally shared?

Yes, and no
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Freddie Mac: Here's why multifamily growth rules housing

Millennials flock to urban apartments
Brena Swanson
As the single-family building sector struggles to move at all, the multifamily sector is witnessing a strong rebound, fueled by demand from millennial buyers.
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Here’s why mortgage rates won’t hit 2014 expectations

Originally estimated to reach 5%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have continuously defied expectations in 2014. Originally estimated to hit 5% by the end of this year, September's 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.12%.
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Consumer confidence hits second-highest level in a year

Jobless claims barely move
Brena Swanson
Consumer confidence climbed last week to the second-highest level in a year as an improving job market bolstered Americans' views of their financial well-being.
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3 reasons mortgage apps don't reflect housing strength

The growing disconnect between apps and sales
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continue to hover around the same level, while home sales keep rising. A new reports digs into why, citing three factors for the disconnect.
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Goldman Sachs: 3 reasons housing is not in a bubble

Though not likely to grow, either
Jacob Gaffney
The increase of the price of assets, primarily in real estate and equities, could be considered by some to foreshadow another economic bust. But that's not the case at Goldman Sachs.
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Freddie Mac: Rates to revisit May 2014 lows?

Rates edge slightly down
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates dipped slightly for the week ended Aug. 14, reversing any increase made last week. But this might not last too much longer, with several key market reports coming out soon.
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U.S. budget deficit drops to $95B in July

Falls 3% from 2013
Brena Swanson
The U.S. budget deficit came in at $95 billion at the end of July, falling 3% from the same period last year. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $96 billion deficit for last month.
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KBRA's Whalen extinguishes any hope of housing reform

"What happens if nothing happens?"
Brena Swanson
Five years past the financial crisis, and Congress has continuously gone back and forth on what to do about the housing market, with strong emphasis on reworking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But what if all this talk in Washington over housing reform is just that—talk.
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Stanford finance professor's housing solution gains ground

New book helps garner support
Brena Swanson
Stanford finance professor Anat Admati is becoming a more prominent figure in finances and in Washington, especially with the launch of her new book, which made it into the hands of President Obama last month.
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Here's why Realogy supports the Zillow, Trulia deal

“We are optimistic going forward”
Brena Swanson
Amid all the whispers in the industry on the huge Zillow and Trulia acquisition, executives at Realogy Holdings project that their business is in line to gain from the deal.
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