FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’

Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults

Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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The hottest 20 housing markets to watch this spring

Buyers should expect substantial competition
Trey Garrison
Based on metrics like days on market, inventory age, price growth and a coming parity between supply and demand, one economist sees all the ingredients for a robust spring selling season. Here's where it should be the most robust.
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Will the Fed’s inevitable interest rate hike break a fragile recovery?

Capital Economics: Outside dynamics strong enough to meet the challenge
Trey Garrison
Some are worried that the Federal Reserve’s coming interest rate hike could smothers the housing recovery. But not everyone thinks that way.
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‘Foolish’ survey: Will rising rates doom housing?

The answers from three motley analysts will surprise you
Trey Garrison
Predictions are like armpits – every economist has two of them and thinks theirs are the only ones that don’t stink. Here’s what three had to say about interest rates and home sales.
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Is housing weakness just a seasonal blip?

Analysts lean towards optimistic view
Trey Garrison
Tuesday morning’s mixed news on housing sales and home prices in January and February may come down to an issue of inventory. But is it really?
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Weak home sales, slowing demand hamper housing in March

Auction.com: March sales projected to disappoint
Trey Garrison
Spring is rolling in like a lamb, at least in terms of home sales and housing prices, according to the latest projections for this month. Are you worried yet?
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Solar panels: Home sale deal killer?

No one wants to cover your 15-year lease
Jacob Gaffney
One couple panicked when selling their home and paid the $20k+ solar panel lease outright. The new owners, no doubt, appreciated the lower electricity bills. Other home sales, with solar panels, aren't going as well.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Don’t fight Mother Nature or the Fed

The markets react to Federal Reserve, plus home sales, prices and more
Trey Garrison
Whether you’re talking the mortgage investment side with agency and non-agency mortgage bonds, or the housing side with mortgage lending and home sales – it’s like everything is frozen and you want to hold, rather than let it go.
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RealtyTrac: What was the average downpayment in 2014?

Most expensive markets saw the most put down up front
Trey Garrison
The more expensive the home, the greater percentage of down payment. And millennials actually put down more than the national average after the Great Recession. Here’s how it breaks out.
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Has the luxury home market peaked?

Multimillion-dollar listings are slashing prices
Trey Garrison
There’s never a shortage of news about record-breaking sell prices for luxury homes, but it could be a warning sign when that news is about these ultra-high-end homes slashing prices because they’re not selling. Here’s the scoop.
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4 reasons New Jersey housing is set to boom

It's not a break in the snow
Anthony DiMaio
New Jersey has a lot to deal with, reality shows and political bridge closings notwithstanding. Here's a look at the regional challenges facing that housing market, and what's helping it.
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