FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'housing bubble'


The same culprits are re-inflating the housing bubble

Here we go again...
Although there is plenty of blame spread across Wall Street for the housing crisis, to many involved in the mortgage and real estate industries, as well as to consumers themselves, the true enabler was our government. Now, evidence abounds that the bubble is being re-inflated by these very same culprits.
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Head's up! There's a housing "bubble" forming in markets beyond San Francisco

Denver, Dallas, Seattle to name a few
Admittedly, the recent article published in HousingWire titled, “San Francisco exhibiting potential signs of a housing bubble,” focuses on one specific anomalous Left Coast housing market. But, this is clearly, in my view, a precursor to more markets, particularly in California, exhibiting the same signs.
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Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?
Over the past several years, despite Wall Street and the current administration’s efforts to artificially prop up the housing market with historically low interest rates and foreclosure-alternative programs such as moratoria, HAMP, HAFA and others, we discovered that the so-called housing recovery was simply rhetoric.
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Risky housing policies and the slowly inflating bubble

Under-employed and shrinking work force big factors
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
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Has the luxury home market peaked?

Multimillion-dollar listings are slashing prices
There’s never a shortage of news about record-breaking sell prices for luxury homes, but it could be a warning sign when that news is about these ultra-high-end homes slashing prices because they’re not selling. Here’s the scoop.
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Existing home sales collapse 6.1% in November

Tumble comes amid record low declining rates, prices
In the biggest drop since July 2010, existing home sales collapsed in November, despite record low rates and falling median home prices. What's happening? NAR says buyer uncertainty, but that doesn't seem likely.
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