Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Williston Financial CEO gave staff these 5 housing predictions

Good times are coming
Jacob Gaffney
Are recent housing indicators and negative headlines cause for concern? Not really. In this CEO's world there is a perfect storm of positivity. And here are his 5 bold housing predictions he's giving to his staff.
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Moodys: Home sales and homebuilding will take off in 2015

Record-low inventories will drive homebuilding
Trey Garrison
Moody's Investors Services is bullish on housing and homebuilding for 2015, as they say the year will start with near-record low inventories of completed and unsold new homes, and low inventories of existing homes. But there's a catch.
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NAR: Dearth of first-time buyers plagues housing

Share of freshman homebuyers at three decade low
Trey Garrison
The share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its full potential, according to an annual survey released Monday by the National Association of Realtors.
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WATCH: Trulia stages haunted house for unsuspecting homebuyers

'Tis the season. For screaming.
Jacob Gaffney
Trulia proves that when it comes to real estate, it's what's inside that counts. Here's the video of Trulia scaring a bunch of poor, innocent people who just want a better place to live.
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Credit Suisse: Homebuyers discouraged by rising prices

Traffic index lower than expected in 32 markets
Sarah Wheeler
Stalemate. Buyers expect deal and sellers expect rebound in market pricing.
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The top 5 ways to delight potential homebuyers

Inoculate them, that's a thing
Paul Cardis
We are in a wired world where builder performance is readily shared online via open customer review websites. The builders with the happiest homeowners are the companies with glowing reviews that gain market share, while the rest are simply struggling against a growing tide of poor reviews.
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Fannie Mae: Housing market recovery on pause

Normal housing levels delayed until 2016
Brena Swanson
The housing recovery is struggling to kick it into high gear, reflecting a more subdued market. But despite the lackluster results, there is still one glimpse of good news in the numbers.
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California's recovery? The truth behind the facade

Sales at lowest level since 2007 year-to-date
Brena Swanson
“What continues to surprise us month after month is that in the fifth year of a so-called recovery, year-to-date real estate sales are on track to be the lowest since 2007,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of economic research for PropertyRadar.
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Buying a home? Bankers say do these 8 things first

Manage your budget, check your credit, and more
Ben Lane
One of the biggest potential obstacles is obtaining credit to buy a home. Increasingly tight credit standards may be squeezing out potential buyers, but the Independent Community Bankers of America say they’re willing to help.
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Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all
Rick Sharga
The double whammy over the past few days of flat existing home sales and a disastrous drop in new home sales appears to have dimmed many analysts’ views of the housing market recovery. So is the housing recovery over?
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