Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you

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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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Trulia’s 3Q revenue surges as unique visitors soar 89%

The search for real estate starts online
Brena Swanson
Trulia’s total revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $67.1 million, up 67% year-over-year. Total subscribers as of Sept. 30 were approximately 77,900, an increase from approximately 74,000 as of June 30.
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WATCH: Trulia stages haunted house for unsuspecting homebuyers

'Tis the season. For screaming.
Jacob Gaffney
Trulia proves that when it comes to real estate, it's what's inside that counts. Here's the video of Trulia scaring a bunch of poor, innocent people who just want a better place to live.
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GRAPHIC: Trulia’s housing scare report

Would you live next to a graveyard?
Brena Swanson
When it comes to purchasing a new home, what level of terror are you willing to put up with? Is a death in the home or the site of a former crime scene too much?
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Exclusive: Move CEO Steve Berkowitz opens up about News Corp deal

Plus his thoughts on Zillow/Trulia and the future of real estate
Ben Lane
In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Move CEO Steve Berkowitz shares the details of how the News Corp deal came together, what it will mean for Move and his thoughts on the future of real estate. Berkowitz also said he anticipates the Zillow/Trulia deal to have its issues, which will present another opportunity for Move to grow.
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Trulia launches new push for data accuracy

“Get Fresh” campaign aims to attract more MLSs and brokers
Ben Lane
“Fresh, accurate listings on Trulia generate the most brand impressions and leads, helping brokers create broad exposure for their brand to grow their businesses,” Trulia said. The site hopes its new push for accurate data will only help in that regard.
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Cost to rent rising faster than home prices

Nationally prices rose 7.3% YOY compared to 6%
Trey Garrison
Nationally, asking prices for condos rose 7.3% year-over-year in September, according to Trulia’s latest rent and price monitor.
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The potential threat to old-school real estate agents

Technology changes face of the real estate industry
Brena Swanson
Technology has increasingly transitioned from a want to a need. But the rapid growth and dependency on technology has pushed several other industries into retirement — think Blockbuster for example. Which presents the question, what is the next great entrepreneurial idea that will disrupt the real estate industry?
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Trulia: Home prices 3% undervalued by historic measure

Only 7% of 100 largest metros are more than 10% overvalued
Trey Garrison
Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko says that despite the current deceleration in home prices worrying some, and claims from others that home prices are too high, home prices nationally are actually 3% undervalued in the third quarter of 2014.
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News Corp's MOVE acquisition escalates epic online real estate listings battle

Zillow, Trulia trading lower on news of MOVE deal
Trey Garrison
Zillow and Trulia are selling off after news broke that rival MOVE is being sold to News Corp for $950 million — proof that the battle for real estate listings traffic just kicked into high gear.
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