Freddie Mac: Here are the top 5 improving metro housing markets

It’s official: Steve Horne out as Wingspan CEO

Jason Spooner takes over; Horne becomes senior advisor

This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

MBA declarations are feel-good, but temporary
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Analysts: New home sales stall-out is a disappointment

Expect some rebound but demand remains restrained
Trey Garrison
New home sales stalled in September to just 0.2% growth, following the previous month’s downwardly revised jump of 10%. Analysts think this is more an outlier than a trend, but any optimism is heavily qualified.
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This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

MBA declarations are feel-good, but temporary
Lynn Effinger
Several newsworthy events have occurred over the past several days that would seem to indicate that the housing “recovery” is picking up steam. While that would be welcome news for our country in general and our industry in particular, these reports are tempered by the potential unintended consequences of certain actions either taken or not taken.
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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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