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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Applications for new home purchases plunge

Higher end homes still pushing upwards
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications are down overall in a big way, but there's one sector that's still going strong. Here's a look at the numbers.
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The Census Bureau is cooking the new home sales numbers

You can’t make bricks with imaginary straw
Trey Garrison
High initial print that beats expectations is followed by a dramatic downward revision. This didn't happen once, but for the last five months straight.
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New home sales squeak out weak gain in October

Again Census revises previous month’s print down
Trey Garrison
New home sales squeaked out a 0.7% gain, but that's only because of smoke and mirrors and a weird surge in the Midwest. Take a look.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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Analysts: New home sales stall-out is a disappointment

Expect some rebound but demand remains restrained
Trey Garrison
New home sales stalled in September to just 0.2% growth, following the previous month’s downwardly revised jump of 10%. Analysts think this is more an outlier than a trend, but any optimism is heavily qualified.
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New home sales gains screech to a virtual halt in September

Sales rise just 0.2% led by massive drop in West
Trey Garrison
Gains in sales of new single-family houses in September 2014 came to a screeching virtual halt, printing at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage lending set to loosen?

MBA Las Vegas and housing metrics will dominate the week
Trey Garrison
With the big Mortgage Bankers Association conference in Vegas, a big announcement from FHFA on the way, and housing metrics galore, it's like Christmas comes early. Follow HousingWire this week for real-time reports from the MBA Convention and Expo.
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Mortgage applications for new homes flat in September

MBA: Annualized 425,000 units is up 0.2% M-M
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications for new home purchases remained unchanged relative to the previous month, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey data for September 2014.
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New single-family home sales see biggest jump in 22 years

August increase to six-year high comes off disappointing July
Trey Garrison
Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000, up from July’s printing of 427,000, the fastest rate in six years and the biggest monthly jump since January 1992.
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New home mortgage apps free-fall in August, down 9%

August new home sales down 2.1% from July based on MBA data
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications for new home purchases plunged 9% in August from the July level, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey.
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