Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up?

Plus, more on the future of Fannie and Freddie

Fannie Mae: 3 reasons why this oil glut won't crash housing

It isn't the 1980s anymore

The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August

Appraisal Foundation joins HousingWire

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Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Plus bringing private capital back to Fannie, Freddie and more
How much will the China and global equities plunge inform the Fed’s September meeting on rates? What’s the housing situation in New Orleans a decade after Katrina? And can private capital return to mortgage finance if it’s not sure that capital is safe? Read on.
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Rising home, construction prices knock a dent in affordability in 2Q

Just 63.2% of new, existing homes affordable to those with median income
Firming home prices in many housing markets resulted in a modest drop in nationwide housing affordability in the second quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Will this continue and what does it mean?
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Trending Thursday: End Fannie, Freddie — because big banks will fill the void, right?

Spoiler: Wrong
Should we trust that the Too Big To Fails, which — rightfully — want to squeeze out every bit of profit possible for shareholders, with housing entirely? (People who think mortgage banking is boring probably say the same about baseball.) And what do China bankers have to do with rate hikes here? Find out inside.
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Mortgage rates reverse course moving higher

30-year just shy of 4%
Average fixed mortgage rates reversing course and nudging higher for the first time in four weeks, according to Freddie Mac. While general factors in the domestic economy support an end of September rate hike, foreign concerns make it questionable. Want to know why?
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