Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Former San Antonio mayor takes over for Shaun Donovan

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"
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It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"
July 28, 2014
During a conference call on the deal, Rascoff said the real ad potential for the two companies, to make some serious profit, is working to move real estate marketing from offline to online.
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Black Knight: Home prices tick up 0.9% in May

Continues upward trend
July 28, 2014
Homes prices continue to trend higher and are now just 11% off the 2006 peak of $268,000. Meanwhile, Colorado and Texas both hit new peaks in May, reaching $269,000 and $195,000, respectively.
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How hard is it to get a mortgage?

Depending on your circumstances, it’s not as hard as you may think
July 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal identifies two distinct segments of potential borrowers — one can get credit fairly easily while the second group has a significantly more difficult time.
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CFPB proposes HMDA rule changes

Works to keep pace with market
July 24, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing a new rule in order to improve information reported about the residential mortgage market and communication with consumers.
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MGIC CEO retires, Patrick Sinks fills role

Curt Culver becomes non-executive chairman
July 24, 2014
MGIC Investment Corporation announced Curt Culver, 62, will retire as CEO and become non-executive chairman. Patrick Sinks, 57, will step in to become CEO, in addition to joining the board of directors.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates push buyers to market

Despite slight rises, rates still low
July 24, 2014
"Mortgage rates have entered the summer doldrums, showing very little movement one way or another. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rates has fluctuated within a very narrow range – one-tenth of a percentage point – since mid-May," Bankrate said.
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Single-family rental companies swallow small investors

Small companies priced out of market
July 23, 2014

Smaller investors with limited capital or deadlines to repay investors are now selling houses as bigger firms eagerly wait to buy them out.


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IMF forecasts interest rates lower than Fed's estimates

Rate path well below Fed's median rates
July 23, 2014
The Federal Reserve will be able to hike rates gradually given the slack in the labor market and continued low inflation, with the first rake higher likely to come in midsummer of 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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The housing market’s new normal?

2 things will have to change if we want the old market back again
July 23, 2014
What if the market the way it is now is the new normal?
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Homebuilders to weigh in on mixed 2Q14 earnings

Projections remain positive so far
July 22, 2014
Moving further into second-quarter earnings season, homebuilders are starting to release how they are measuring up in the housing industry, with D.R. Horton next on the list for Thursday morning.
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