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NAR: Proposed TRID changes a "significant victory"

Answers to the Closing Disclosure form are here
The National Association of Realtors secured a victory in the changes announced Friday to the much-anticipated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Know Before You Owe rule. The bureau gave much more concrete explanations for one of the biggest problem areas — the closing disclosure.
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Affordability constraints hold back pending home sales

Investor activity at lowest point since 2009
Pending home sales barely moved in June as current market conditions such as low inventory and high home prices prevented more growth. Until inventory conditions markedly improve, prospective buyers are likely to run into situations of being priced out of the market or outbid on the very few properties for sale.
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Condo legislation passes in Senate, offers relief for homebuyers

Headed to president's desk
The Senate just unanimously passed a bill to help solve the affordability crisis. The condo bill passed the House back in February, and now just awaits President Obama's signature to become law. The National Association of Realtors lobbied heavily for the reform and says the new condo legislation will provide homebuyers with a more affordable option.
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Existing home sales grow at highest pace in 9 years

Housing market still needs more recovery
Despite rising home prices and lack of inventory, existing home sales in May grew at their fastest pace in almost a decade. Not everyone, however, sees this as good news for the market. Zillow's chief economist points out that, while encouraging, the market still has a long way to go.
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[Factsheet] The difference between military and non-military homebuyers and sellers

Shareable infographic tells it all
Serving in the military dictates many home buying and selling decisions for active-duty members, and continues to have residual effects — both positive and negative — for veterans. This week's HousingWire factsheet uses data from the National Association of Realtors' latest profile of homebuyers and Sellers to show just how different their housing decisions are.
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National Association of Realtors declares support for alternative credit scoring

Says alternative models could make expand credit box
The National Association of Realtors sent a letter to two members of Congress this week, declaring the organization's support of alternative credit-scoring models that could be used to open the credit box to previously underserved borrowers. Here's why NAR thinks alternative credit scoring is so important.
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Community lenders "baffled" to see major trade groups push "Wall Street" agenda

CMLA pushes back against MBA, NAR efforts on GSE reform
The battle lines surrounding the potential reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are becoming firmly drawn, with the Community Mortgage Lenders of America denouncing and rejecting a recent letter from several of the largest trade groups in housing that called for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to leave Fannie and Freddie reform to Congress.
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NAR survey shows how college, student debt affect homeownership

Many Millennials delaying homeownership
Millennials are delaying homeownership, with many waiting a couple years after graduating before choosing to finally move out on their own. According to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors, this delay is due to student debt. While paying off their student loans, borrowers can’t afford to buy a home, here’s why.
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