Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you

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Nowcast will predict in real time

The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

Mortgage finance and mortgage regulation aren’t the paper’s strong suits
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It’s official: The investors are back

Cash sales reach nearly 43% of all sales in 1st quarter
Ben Lane
“Strict lending standards combined with low inventory continue to give the advantage to investors and other cash buyers in this housing market,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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Looking for a 30% profit? Flip a house

U.S. home flipping down to 3.7% of all sales, but profits are up
Ben Lane

While the share of flipped homes is shrinking, the average sales price of single-family homes flipped in the first quarter was $55,574 higher than the average original purchase price. That’s up from a year ago when the average gross profit per flip was $51,805, according to the Q1 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report from RealtyTrac.


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The price of these four Detroit homes is insane

These properties are cheap even by Motor City standards
Jacob Gaffney
If only one person bids, they will get four homes where they could turn a profit with the first rent payment.
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