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Why rising Federal Funds rates might be good for the housing market

Here are 3 reasons why
[Expert commentary] Much of the commentary surrounding the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to raise the Fed Funds rate by 25 basis points has been about how this is likely to have a negative effect on home affordability. What if this isn’t true? In fact, here are three positive side effects to rising interest rates.
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Housing's new normal: Low interest rates, shifting demand, coming wave of new homebuyers

CoreLogic's Frank Nothaft on how housing is changing
Speaking before a packed house gathered Wednesday on the 7th floor of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., CoreLogic’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft, told the crowd of housing insiders that anyone waiting for any dramatic shifts in housing, interest rates, or otherwise is likely to be left waiting.
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HousingWire hires new leader to head sales team

Jennifer Watson Laws brings nearly 20 years of experience
HousingWire hired Jennifer Watson Laws as its new national sales director. Watson Laws brings years of experience as an executive, her career spanning digital, print and out-of-home platforms. HousingWire CEO talks about the new hire, and why she’s a perfect fit.
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Experts: Housing isn’t running out of steam despite low inventory

And lackluster mortgage application numbers
The latest mortgage application report posted sad and familiar news. Applications are stuck in limbo as inventory stifles any housing demand in the market — Americans don’t see the point in applying for a mortgage until conditions improve. This problem isn't forever though, as at least one top Wall Street bank sees a better future for housing.
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CoreLogic economist: Here's a current snapshot of the mortgage credit market

Macro highlights at ABS East
Where are we in the credit cycle? How will credit markets react to the upcoming election? Has the pendulum swung too far when it comes to mortgage underwriting? These were some of the questions raised and answered at ABS East. Frank Nothaft, chief economist with CoreLogic, shares his insights on the state of the mortgage market as witnessed at ABS East.
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Impac raises $37 million in capital

Took a long break after the financial crisis
Impac finally decided to reenter the public equity markets again after a long stint away following the financial crisis. Impac noted in the news that it plans to reach a target goal of $12 billion in origination for the year, giving it a strong platform to grow on.
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Plan B: loanDepot closes on $150M in capital transaction

Latest capital move after cancelled IPO
Nearly one year after it postponed its initial public offering due to market conditions, loanDepot announced it went a different route to gain capital. This time around, loanDepot said it closed $150 million in term debt financing. But while the method to get the capital changed, the purpose hasn't.
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Here's how to fix the appraiser shortage

Changing mentorship requirement is one crucial step
The fact is we are on the verge of a major appraiser shortage unlike any I have seen in my 30 years in the business. Unless this trend is stopped, the quality of appraisal values will eventually decline and public trust in the housing economy could once again fall apart. So what can be done?
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