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Here’s how the top 5 housing markets look for fall homebuying

Future not too promising
Brena Swanson
The housing market is hesitantly moving into the fall homebuying season, and so far the results don't look too promising. These top 5 markets illustrate just where housing is going.
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Arizona AG sentences mortgage loan modification provider

Brena Swanson
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne filed a consumer fraud action against a Maricopa County resident after they affected their clients’ credit ratings and, in at least one case, caused a client to nearly lose his home.
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Wall Street: Home price appreciation still expected to hit 7%

And other housing insights from Morgan Stanley and Barclays
Ben Lane
“We continue to expect home price appreciation to moderate from the torrid pace of mid-2012-13, supported by improving employment and growth prospects,” said analysts from Morgan Stanley. “We leave our 2014 projections for new home sales (450-500 thousand units) and home prices (up 5-7% for the year) unchanged.”
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Second home buyers are older, have more money and like warmer climates

Fannie Mae report will not blow your mind
Ben Lane
We hope you are holding on to something when you read these truly and deeply shocking revelations about this type of homebuyer.
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Top 8 states for mortgage fraud

Here's where to find the most suspicious activities
Brena Swanson
Although suspicious activity in lending is down overall, mortgage fraud still remains a problem in certain areas across the country. Here is your warning if you live in one of these eight states.
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Walker & Dunlop opens new Phoenix office

Brena Swanson
Multifamily lender Walker & Dunlop opened its 21st office in Phoenix, Ariz., this week. The location will focus on originating commercial real estate debt and equity throughout the United States for all types of income-producing properties.
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Nation's hottest housing markets see cooling trends

HousingWire Staff
It's been headline news this summer that some of the nation's fastest-recovering markets have seen substantial price increases -- markets in California, Arizona and Nevada has seen double-digit gains in 2013 as housing shortages mixed with demand from retail buyers coaxed by low mortgage rates, as well as historically strong investor interest in purchases.
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Owners of foreclosed Phoenix homes face potential payout

HousingWire Staff
One side effect of rising home prices is surfacing in Phoenix, with owners of foreclosed homes becoming eligible for thousands of dollars in cash back.
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Housing boom in hardest-hit markets slows

HousingWire Staff
The housing boom that swept through some of the hardest-hit markets is projected to dwindle, as investor demand fades and home listings rise.
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Ruling adjusts homeowner rights after foreclosure

HousingWire Staff
A recent ruling in Arizona allows residents who lose title to their homes in foreclosure actions to legally stay in the home while they appeal the decision.
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