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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Pending home sales reverse course

Slightly drop from last week’s levels
Brena Swanson
Despite pending home sales posting a slight decline, it is still above year-over-year levels for the second month straight, and the rest of the news for homes sales doesn’t look bad either.
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News Corp CEO vows to turbocharge Realtor.com

Promise to make website "most popular and profitable property site"
Ben Lane
News Corp is now the owner of Move, which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, as the companies completed the previously announced acquisition. “In partnership with the National Association of Realtors and its one million members, we look forward to turbo-charging realtor.com and making it the most popular and profitable property site in America,” said Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp.
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Realtors and everyone else are wrong about net neutrality

Government regulation kills innovation and freedom
Trey Garrison
It’s really a shame that this whole Internet thing hasn’t worked out, owing to a lack of “net neutrality.” My opinion is, "if it's not broken don't fix it."
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Millennials still grapple with first-time homebuying

Realtors: Demographics still weighing on housing
Trey Garrison
In 2014, millennials saw 60% better job growth than the U.S. overall and a drop in unemployment to 6%. This growth, along with improved economic opportunities, should encourage millennials to form households and buy homes in the coming years. The emphasis is on "should."
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Are landlords responsible for pot-growing renters?

It’s still not legal under federal law
Brena Swanson
While 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use, along with four states legalizing recreational use, marijuana is still illegal according to federal law, which could leave some landlords in a bind if their renters are caught.
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FHFA's Watt: Realtors are next step for expanding mortgage credit

Housing Director urges agents to “actively encourage their customers”
Brena Swanson
Now that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced his plans to expand the credit box, he went to next source of strengthening homeownership: Realtors.
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Tragic death of Arkansas Realtor inspiring change in Realtor practices

Brokers signing pledge to fundamentally change how they work
Trey Garrison
The tragic kidnapping and murder of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter is inspiring real estate agents to change their fundamental work practices and take a pledge to ensure safety.
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Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you
Trey Garrison
The cost of originating mortgages and loan production is officially ridiculous and a question that arose at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s convention and expo last week was “Are record low mortgage rates masking from borrowers the high cost of mortgages?”
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Pending homes sales slightly increase in September

Finally above last year’s levels
Brena Swanson
Pending homes are officially above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months following a meager increase in September.
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September existing-home sales jump to highest annual pace

Sales rise as rates drop
Brena Swanson
Despite last month’s slight retreat, existing-home sales jumped back up to their highest annual pace of the year. And on top of that, all major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September.
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