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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Zillow: Housing won’t normalize for at least 3 years

“The only real cure-all is time”
Brena Swanson
“We’ve reached a point in the recovery where the only real cure-all is time,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The market remains very challenging for younger, first-time homebuyers who face an uphill battle saving for a down payment, qualifying for a mortgage and finding an affordable home to buy.”
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Homebuilders see "serious" buyers shopping for homes

NAHB: Third consecutive gain in HMI
Brena Swanson
As the employment situation starts to look up, more homebuilders are reporting an increase in buyers entering the market. But there are still a few hurdles creating challenges for builders.
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5 awesome facts impacting California's housing future

It's not all good news
Brena Swanson
California and the nation's future are looking bright, according to a new report, with next year projected to be the best year yet for the economy since the start of the recovery. However, there are some key factors playing into California's future that could alter its course.
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Wells Fargo originations up 31%, executive excitement not

Results defy industry trends
Brena Swanson
Despite beating analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings, Wells Fargo executives are less than thrilled about the origination results. But not everyone in the industry shares that opinion.
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These 5 charts reveal the Fed’s economic projections

Unemployment rate, real GDP, PCE inflation
Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank presidents gave the market a glimpse into the future of where they think the economy is going and updated its projections for changes in real GDP, the unemployment rate and PCE inflation.
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Fannie Mae: “Housing remains worrisome”

Second quarter looking up despite rough start to year
Brena Swanson
“We believe this year will likely be a bump in the long-term road back toward normal levels, which we continue to expect sometime in late 2016,” said Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan.
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Freddie: 3 areas housing fails to execute

“What we expect to be happening isn’t happening”
Brena Swanson
The spring home buying season has yet to kick into high gear, forcing Freddie Mac to revise and lower its forecast in several areas on an annualized basis.
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3 lenders define the spring home-buying season

Embrace, Guaranteed Rate, Guardian give input
Brena Swanson
With the spring home-buying season underway, HousingWire turned to a few lenders to get an inside view of how these past couple months have driven or hindered business.
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CoreLogic: Home prices increase into second year

February home prices jump 12.2%
Brena Swanson
Home prices, including distressed sales, jumped 12.2% in February 2014 compared to a year prior, marking 24 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.
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Mortgage rates fall amid lower economic data

Bankrate: Results "tepid enough to cast doubt"
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates fell lower amid weaker-than-expected economic news and housing data. But despite calm mortgage waters, there is still enough slowdown to warrant caution.
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