Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Competition among two is still competition

MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015

Predicts unemployment at 5.4% by end of next year

Fitch: Two-year run of home price growth is over

“Several markets are still overvalued”
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Here are the 14 most outrageously expensive neighborhoods for renters

Markets where you'll spend more than half your income on living
Brena Swanson
Owning a home is becoming more affordable, while renting is becoming more expensive than ever, especially in these 14 neighborhoods.
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This chart proves mortgage credit availability isn’t improving

Isn't get worse, either
Ben Lane
“We think tight mortgage credit and weak demand for mortgage credit are key driving forces behind the slow growth recovery story and the positive technical story for securitized products,” BofAML’s Chris Flanagan, Gregory Fitter and Mao Ding said in the new Securitization Weekly Overview.
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Millennials start to move out of their parents' houses

… but still not buying
Brena Swanson
Although millennials are moving out from their parents’ homes, they are still not buying their own houses. Instead, they are choosing to rent.
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Fannie Mae widens credit box for failed homeowners

Updates minimum wait periods
Brena Swanson

Good news for failed homeowners: Fannie Mae updated the policy related to the minimum waiting periods following a preforeclosure sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, making it easier for borrowers to jump back into the market.


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Freddie Mac: Paying the mortgage isn’t enough

Reminds homeowners of their financial responsibilities
Jacob Gaffney
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
Trey Garrison
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%

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
Trey Garrison
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
Trey Garrison
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

Trey Garrison
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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