Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Fannie Mae: Will housing make full recovery in 2015?

Can't do much worse than 2014

Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants
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Senate fails to pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Housing groups "extremely disappointed" in "alarming failure"
Trey Garrison
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is critical to the housing industry, and despite passing the House on a bipartisan vote, the Senate failed to reauthorize it before recessing. Here's what the industry has to say.
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Realtors applaud reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

House votes overwhelmingly for measure, curbs Dodd-Frank effects
Trey Garrison
The overwhelming vote to TRIA includes protections for small businesses from some of the onerous requirements of Dodd-Frank. Here's how.
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Realtors push for more policies to boost first-time homebuyers

NAR: Congress, White House must do more for housing
Trey Garrison
Realtors want to open the credit boxes even more and want Washington to push policies to help those with lower credit and less savings buy homes. Haven't we heard this one before?
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Top 10 lavish celebrity homes of 2014

Here’s how the other half lives
Brena Swanson
While the housing market continues to recover, on the other side of the fence there is a whole different world filled with stunning city and country views and ornate bathrooms that are bigger than the average bedroom — celebrity real estate.
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This chart shows home price expectation over the next 12 months

Realtors weigh in
Brena Swanson
Home prices aren't expected to grow more than 5% in the next 12 months. This chart reveals where they will grow across the nation, and by how much.
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Pending home sales reverse course

Slightly drop from last week’s levels
Brena Swanson
Despite pending home sales posting a slight decline, it is still above year-over-year levels for the second month straight, and the rest of the news for homes sales doesn’t look bad either.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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Existing home sales tick up 1.5% in October

Second month in a row of gains brings pace to highest in 11 months
Trey Garrison
Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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FHA actuarial report is a Rorschach test for Washington players

Proof of structural failure or proof it’s all hunky-dory?
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Administration released Monday its actuarial report on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for single-family programs, and a lot of very divergent voices have equally divergent opinions on what it means.
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Realtors applaud Obama’s call for strict Title II net neutrality

NAR fears premium pricing for video-heavy online listings
Trey Garrison
A week after the White House and Democrats took a historic beating in the midterm elections, the White House issued a statement with its forceful support of the FCC’s taking up a Title II net neutrality that would essentially treat the Internet like a public utility.
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