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The Zillow-Trulia integration just took a giant step forward

Sharing of rental data provides a preview of Zillow Group future
Ever since the merger of Zillow and Trulia was first announced, industry observers have wondered how Zillow and Trulia would integrate their operations. Will Zillow listings be shown on Trulia and vice versa? Well, anyone who was wondering how the creation of the Zillow Group would impact the two sites is about to get a big preview of the future.
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Room to boom

Single family rentals take the next step
Traditionally, single-family rentals has been a stable, albeit fragmented part of the U.S. housing market, primarily led by small-to-mid-size local operators. But the success of the institutional investor over recent months has opened the capital markets door to small-to-mid-size players.
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Remind me again what the "R" in "RMBS" stands for

Maybe it should be "rental"
The homeownership rate has fallen recently and all the panelists agreed that it seemed unlikely to return to its prior peak any time soon. The only question is: over time will the "R" in RMBS stand for Rental instead of Residential?
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SFR so good

The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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Obama administration reveals plan to jump-start housing

Extends HAMP to 2016, announces measures to attract private capital
Citing the lack of private capital in the market, the dearth of affordable rental options and the abundance of Americans who are facing foreclosure or are underwater on their mortgages, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced three new plans to boost housing in the U.S.
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We need to face the looming rental crisis right now

Closing the affordable rental gap should be a top policy priority
The homeownership rate has dropped to the lowest point in 19 years, as families continue to reel from the collapse of the housing market. Looking ahead, tougher underwriting standards and new regulatory requirements are likely to put homeownership out of reach for many and make rental housing the only option.
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