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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America’s housing market value soars to $27.5 trillion

Houston ranks first in home price appreciation
Brena Swanson
America’s housing market value has drastically increased over the past year. As Zillow notes in the article, this goes to show just how important the housing market is.
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Redfin raises $71 million for continued expansion

Latest move in battle for online real estate domination
Ben Lane
In the latest move in what has been a banner year in the battle for domination of the online real estate market, Redfin announced that it received a large injection of funding from several large investors. The company said that it plans to use the money to continue its growth.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates once again drop to new yearly lows

Drop further below 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have decreased throughout this year, recently hovering around 4%. And now, according to Freddie Mac's latest mortgage report, they're even lower.
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Auction.com: Here's who is renting and where

Higher home prices equal higher return
Brena Swanson
Auction.com surveyed investors bidding on properties online and at live events across the country. And while the findings reveal that investors gravitate toward flipping properties, there are distinct differences across the country. These charts help show what those differences are.
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Zillow: Number of underwater homeowners sliced in half

8.7 million homeowners still in negative equity
Brena Swanson
More Americans are coming out of negative equity, with the number tumbling by more than 40% since 2012. However, this doesn’t guarantee a rosy forecast for underwater homeowners.
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MMREM acquires real estate auction company RealtyBid.com

Accelerates MMREM’s property disposition services
Brena Swanson
Matt Martin Real Estate Management announced a definitive agreement to acquire RealtyBid.com. This greatly expands the company’s capabilities with a proven disposition platform for owners of single-family residences and commercial assets.
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National MI promotes former CFO to president

Glenn Farrell hired as new CFO
Brena Swanson
National MI is changing up its leadership roles at the company and promoted Jay Sherwood to president of NMI Holdings and its subsidiary company, National Mortgage Insurance Corporation. And as a direct result, the company hired Glenn Farrell as its new CFO.
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Zillow: The rent is too damn high

Chances are you can't afford it
Brena Swanson
For years, the political party The Rent is Too Damn High has worked to show that the rent in New York City is too high. Turns out they were right, and for a lot more places than just the Big Apple.
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New York City’s top 10 hottest neighborhoods

Bonus: Predictions for the Big Apple’s new year
Brena Swanson
Whether you live in New York City now or are planning to move to the Big Apple, here is a list of the hottest places to live for 2015. But be sure to also read the predictions to know what is forecasted for that borough as well.
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Trulia: Favorite millennial markets out of reach

93% of millennial renters want to buy a home someday
Brena Swanson
The good news is that millennials want to eventually own a home. The only problem is that their dream locations may be a tad out of reach.
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