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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Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
Trey Garrison
After a surge in March, existing home sales have petered out like a wet firecracker. Existing home sales dropped 3.3% in April. What went wrong?
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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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Existing home sales to finish 2015 at record level

Housing starts struggle to keep up
Brena Swanson
Existing home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest level since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors’ economic forecast. However, there are still several variables hanging in the balance that could change this.
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Mortgage industry: Give us a “good-faith” grace period on TRID

Heavy burden of untested TILA-RESPA process worries bankers, housing experts
Trey Garrison
Key figures in the housing industry testified before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Thursday, urging members to support a good-faith grace period for compliance with the massive TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure requirements. Will they get it and will it be enough?
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NAR: 5 most and least expensive housing metros in 2015

California takes over most expensive list
Brena Swanson
This year started off with higher sales activity as steady hiring and low interest rates encouraged more buyers to enter the market. Here’s a list of the top five most expensive metros, along with the nation's least expensive metros.
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Judge tosses whistleblower letter, limits discovery in Zillow-Move suit

Motions to limit subpoenas, strike letter benefit Zillow in legal row
Trey Garrison
The judge’s decision in the battle between Zillow Group and Move over allegations of theft of trade secrets and unfair competitive actions are a legal setback for Move.
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Pending home sales continue upward trajectory in March

Rise for three straight months
Brena Swanson
Once again, pending homes sales increased, staying at their highest level since June 2013. While demand appears to be increasing, the market is still suffering from a shortage of inventory.
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First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high
Trey Garrison
Agency loans for first-time buyers are as risky as they’ve been since the AEI started tracking mortgage risk. With pressure on to loosen credit standards even more, are you worried?
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Redfin: Home inventory shortage worse than it looks

Nearly 70% of homes for sale on market for more than 30 days
Trey Garrison
As the spring selling season gets into full swing, Redfin examined 50 markets to see if fresh inventory is growing, and whether it’s growing enough. What they found looks troubling.
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