HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

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Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market

So what does this mean for homeowners and buyers?

Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
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Foreclosure inventory down 32.8% from August 2013

CoreLogic: 45,000 foreclosures in August
Trey Garrison
There were 45,000 completed foreclosures nationally, down from 58,000 in August 2013, a year-over-year decrease of 22.2%, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.
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Planned job cuts in September at lowest level since 2000

Entertainment, hospitality industry cuts weigh
Trey Garrison
Challenger Gray and Christmas' count of layoff announcement totals 30,477 in September which is the lowest since all the way back in June 2000.
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KBRA: Home price growth will continue to slow to normalized levels

Sustainable price appreciation should align more with income, inflation
Trey Garrison
Home prices rebounded at annual rates of more than 10% in 2012 and 2013 according to most popular measures of home price appreciation, buoyed by a lack of supply and a large number of cash buyers, Kroll Bond Rating Agency reports.
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Construction spending declines 0.8% in August

Private and residential spending both down from July
Trey Garrison
Construction spending fell 0.8% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion, well below analyst expectations and below the July printing of $968.8 billion, the Census Bureau said.
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ADP projects 213K new jobs for September

High optimism in payroll company projection
Trey Garrison
ADP's estimate for private payroll growth for September is 213,000 jobs created.
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Mortgage applications decline 0.2% for week

Purchase apps down 11% from last year
Trey Garrison
Mortgage application activity for the week ending Sept. 26 was fell 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Realtor confidence on home price growth slips, but solid

Members less confident than trade economists on coming year
Trey Garrison
Members of the National Association of Realtors expect home prices to increase modestly in the next 12 months, with the median expected price increase at 3.5%, according to data gathered from the August 2014 Realtor Confidence Index Survey.
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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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BEA final 2Q GDP estimate prints at unbelievable 4.6%

Third revision even higher than second
Trey Garrison
The second quarter gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 4.6%, according to the third and final estimate from the government Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Will Friday be a rebound for housing stocks?

HW 30 looks like an abattoir floor
Despite some stellar news on Wednesday on new home sales, the HW 30 – HousingWire’s proprietary index of stocks that drive the housing economy – had a rough go of it, especially the stocks that straddle housing and technology.
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