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Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

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Items Tagged with 'Homeownership'


Freddie Mac: Paying the mortgage isn’t enough

Reminds homeowners of their financial responsibilities
July 18, 2014
Freddie Mac does great blogs. They’re simple, educational and sometimes so obviously necessary you wonder why there isn’t more of this kind of thing out there.
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It’s a landlord’s world, you just rent in it

Single-family rental continues growth as homeownership shrinks
July 9, 2014
Although investor activity peaked in 2012, it’s still abnormally high and with rental demand rising and supply dwindling, investors will continue to snap up distressed properties and existing homes. Meanwhile, homeownership continues to decline.
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Rents up 15% while incomes up 0%

July 2, 2014
Rents have risen 15% nationwide since 1990, while incomes have flatlined.
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HUD's Donovan gives 10 reasons to love (and laugh about) homeownership

Outgoing secretary goes all BuzzFeed and meme-licious
July 1, 2014
Shaun Donovan, the outgoing secretary of the Department of Housing & Urban Development, decided as he’s packing his boxes that it’s time to let his humor flag fly at BuzzFeed with a list of the top 10 reasons homeownership never goes out of style.
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MBA partners with Operation HOPE to reach lower-income homebuyers

Stevens: Responsible, sustainable ownership to get renters on owner track
June 27, 2014
The Mortgage Bankers Association is entering an alliance with Operation HOPE to help lower-income Americans learn more about opportunities available to them to own a home without getting in over their heads.
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Why renters are ending up in the suburbs

June 11, 2014
At the Atlantic, they’ve taken note of something we’ve been tracking for a while at HousingWire: namely the growth of single-family rentals, and the reversal of migration to urban centers and back towards the suburbs.
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Baby boomers now dominate all-cash purchases

June 3, 2014
America’s largest generation is starting to retire, and as a result, they now make up the largest majority of all-cash purchases.
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LinkedIn Influencer: Getting a mortgage is like being molested

Creepy Uncle Freddie and Aunt Fannie in a Dummy's Guide
May 22, 2014

Another week, another empty argument against the virtues and benefits of homeownership. Uber-hip metro journalists and trendy urban planning types unimaginatively and hopefully declare the death of the suburbs or the death of single-family homeownership as a lifestyle with the regularity of a smoking habit.

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CFPB proposes 3 changes to mortgage rules

Would assist nonprofits and allow refunds of excess points and fees for QM’s
April 30, 2014
“Our mortgage rules are now helping to protect consumers all across the country from debt traps, runarounds, and surprises,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Today’s proposal would maintain those strong protections, while making minor changes to ensure consumers have access to credit."
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Homeownership hits lowest level since June 1995

Sanders: Rate won't rise until income and wages do
April 29, 2014
The homeownership rate in the first quarter of 2014 is at the lowest since June 1995.
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