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Unlocking the door to homeownership

Two programs strike a delicate balance between access and quality
Almost a decade after the housing crisis, many responsible potential homeowners remain locked out of the market. But recently there have been a pair of hopeful developments that may be key to opening doors to homeownership for qualified first-time and underserved buyers. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have unboxed two long-anticipated initiatives designed to make credit more available to deserving potential buyers without compromising standards. Importantly, these are not politically driven affordable lending programs. 
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The advantages of hiring a diverse workforce

Why servicers should be focused on recruiting Hispanics
As the United States undergoes a seismic demographic shift to a younger, more ethnically diverse population, mortgage lenders and servicers who want to grow the scope and quality of their business need to reflect that diversity in their workforce.
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Ellie Mae's Millennial Tracker prepares lenders to serve young homebuyers

Provides insight into lending trends
The mortgage industry is poised to experience a monumental shift as more Millennial homebuyers begin to enter the market. There are roughly 87 million would-be homebuyers in the Millennial generation and 91% of them say they intend to own a home one day. Lenders must prepare today to meet their needs.
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Donald Trump talks housing (and everything else) in speech to homebuilders

Republican nominee plays to the crowd, touches on housing and homebuilding
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke Thursday to the National Association of Home Builders. And in a wide-ranging speech that touched on the Iraq War, the current political climate in the Middle East, and much more, Trump doubled down on his claim that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama are the "founders of ISIS." He even managed to mix in some housing talk as well.
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