The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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Are black and Hispanic buyers being squeezed out of the housing market?

Post-QM credit and down payment requirements drag on minority borrowers
Trey Garrison
Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely to apply for a mortgage than any other ethnic group, and it looks like QM and ability-to-repay rules are exacerbating the problem.
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Zillow: Fewer homes underwater in second quarter

Blocks first-time buyers from moving
Brena Swanson
Although the percentage of underwater homeowners continues to heal, the remaining pain is left to struggling borrowers of low-price homes.
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Case-Shiller: Home prices continue to slow as housing stalls

Year-over-year returns down across the board
Trey Garrison
Home price growth showed a sustained slowdown in price increases, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices says.
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Generation X housing woes impact entire mortgage market

Baby boomers can’t sell, millennials can’t buy
Brena Swanson
Generation X was hit the hardest by the financial crisis, while millennials were barely on the brink of buying a home. As a result, Generation X’s tough recovery is impacting the rest of the market.
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Is the boom era for home flipping ending?

RealtyTrac: Trends return to historical normal
Brena Swanson
"Home flipping is settling back into a more historically normal pattern after a flurry of flipping during the recent run-up in home prices in 2012 and 2013," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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Why are these the top 10 markets for mom-and-pop landlords?

This is where rents outstrip mortgage payments
Trey Garrison
Some places it just pays more to rent out your home when you move someplace else rather than simply selling it, because it pays every month.
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It's officially unaffordable to rent in almost all major cities

Zillow study outlines renting's deep impact on buying
Brena Swanson

"But the health of the for-sale market is directly tied to the rental market, where affordability is really suffering," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.


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What can you get for $1 million in housing these days?

It's not two houses at the same time or even a bigger house
Trey Garrison
Home values are down 11% from their pre-meltdown peak in 2007, and $1 million doesn’t go nearly as far as it used to, according to Zillow’s number crunchers.
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Report: NAR pushes FTC to block Zillow, Trulia deal

New York Post source cites anti-competitive worries
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors wants the Federal Trade Commission to block the $3.5 billion merger of Zillow and Trulia, according to an article in the New York Post.
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Zillow: Top 10 cities where you should rent out your home

Long-term profit vs. short-term profit
Brena Swanson
Homeowners are faced with two options when they decide to move up the property ladder: sell the old home or rent it out. If you live in Oklahoma, you might want to check this list before putting your home back on the market.
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