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Freddie Mac: The 4 ingredients for housing recovery

Recovery still has a ways to go
Brena Swanson
"Combined, these forces, once firing on all cylinders, can provide the lift off needed for economic growth to be stronger in 2015,"said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist.
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Home value loss and recovery starkly different by race

EPI: Hispanic gains outpace blacks, whites
Trey Garrison
A recent report by the Federal Reserve shows that from 2010 to 2013, the inflation-adjusted median home value for all homeowners declined 7%.
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Initial jobless claims beat expectations, down to 280K

Weekly claims lowest since 2000
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims dropped to 280,000 for the week ending Sept. 13, dramatically better than expectations of 305,000, the lowest since 2000.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Headed toward another housing crash?

Luxury home sales about to tank? New CFPB rules ahead. Mortgage payoffs no more?
Trey Garrison
Are we going back down the same path that led to the housing crash? Where is the luxury home market heading, and why is the economy still putting along in low gear? Is paying off the mortgage going the way of the fax machine?
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Capital Economics remains bullish on housing

Move along, nothing to see here?
Trey Garrison
Despite the sharp slowdown in home price growth and housing in general, Capital Economics remains bullish on the U.S. housing market and mortgage growth.
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Freddie Mac: Top 5 most improved housing markets

Despite weak market, still improving
Brena Swanson
While the housing recovery remains at a snail’s pace, it is still improving, with the markets that exhibit stronger local economies and favorable demographics on an even faster pace of improvement. And these 5 metros top the charts for most improved.
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Zillow: Fewer homes underwater in second quarter

Blocks first-time buyers from moving
Brena Swanson
Although the percentage of underwater homeowners continues to heal, the remaining pain is left to struggling borrowers of low-price homes.
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Florida housing market settles into “new normal”

Property inventory up, prices up
Brena Swanson
“We are now beginning to see that the 'new normal' is really the 'old normal' with statistical patterns reminiscent of the market that prevailed prior to the frantic run-up of prices,” Florida Realtors Chief Economist John Tuccillo said.
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Wall Street returns to buying risky mortgages?

News doesn't always reflect reality
Brena Swanson
Due to the constant news following the recovery, an article in Yahoo made the point that when sifting through the financial pages these days, it’s hard to figure out if America is still agonizing over the crisis or wringing hands about the chances for the next one.
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HUD scorecard: Housing recovery trudges along

Housing indicators mixed in July
Brena Swanson
July’s housing scorecard posted much of the same, falling in line with the past several reports. This month's scorecard, in particular, was impacted by mixed market indicators.
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