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Trending Thursday: More McMansions, Ferguson home values and more

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Dealing with one housing bubble at a time

HELOCs and other factors constrain housing “recovery”
Lynn Effinger
RealtyTrac predicts that as the average HELOC borrower's ten-year interest-only period ends, that person's or family’s monthly bill will perhaps more than double from $133 to $279. This could pose a serious problem. Let's start with that, first.
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Dr. HousingBubble: Return of the broke homeowner

9.3M saw foreclosure, DIL or short sell 2006-2014 - ready to go now
Trey Garrison
Homebuyers burned in the housing crash are itching to buy again and the pressure is on from the industry to get them in there. It’s been seven years – so what housing crash, Dr. HousingBubble asks sarcastically.
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6 housing markets that haven’t recovered

California fills the list
Brena Swanson
Although it’s been eight to nine years since the housing recovery, not every market is recording strong growth, especially in Florida and California. Here are 6 former boomtowns that still have a long road ahead.
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WATCH: Foreclosure king Todd Brunner arrested

Built his wealth in southeastern Wisconsin
Brena Swanson
Although several years have passed since the financial crisis, local authorities are still arresting people who made their fortune during the downturn. Todd Brunner, 57, a onetime local king of foreclosures, and his son, Shawn, 24, are no exception.
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Not all lenders think HELOCs are the next bubble

Rates set to reset, HELOC demand on the rise
Brena Swanson
As the wave of resets for home equity lines of credit continues to rise, many homeowners are left with higher monthly mortgage payments. But the industry is divided on the past and future problems that come with HELOCs.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Love or loathe – Reverse mortgages, Holder’s legacy

Plus, a week of critical housing and mortgage finance metrics ahoy
Trey Garrison
Two things that don't engender a lot of middle ground — reverse mortgages and Attorney General Eric Holder. Plus, the top 10 homebuilders and housing/mortgage finance metrics galore — it's all in here.
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Urban Institute map shows 12 years of mortgages in 24 seconds

Details mortgage activity by ethnicity before, during and post-crash
Trey Garrison
The Urban Institute has created an interactive map that transforms data on more than 100 million mortgage originations throughout the United States into a compelling visual that identifies borrowers by race and ethnicity over a 12-year period.
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Urban Institute: 5 steps BofA should take in its settlement with DOJ

This would better serve consumers and investors
Trey Garrison
Now that Bank of America is nearing a reported $17 billion settlement with the Department of Justice, there are some steps the banking giant could take to better set things right, says the Housing Finance Policy Center staff at the Urban Institute.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Former CFPB head eyes White House?

The bubble’s last days; New HUD rule the “Common Core” of housing
Trey Garrison
Four housing charts to ruin your Monday (take the red pill), the housing recovery is coming to an end, and a little-known proposed HUD rule that could lead to the federalization of local housing and zoning decisions are all mixed into your spicy, bold morning brew.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Homeownership rate headed to historic lows?

More racial discussion in housing
Ben Lane
BofAML analysts suggest that the "scars" of the housing crisis may drive homeownership rates down to levels not seen in 40-50 years. Plus other interesting notes that crossed HousingWire's news desk over the weekend.
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