FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'Trulia'


Zillow sweetens paid leave for new parents

8 more weeks for new moms
Zillow Group said it will offer eight weeks of paid leave for all parents and eight additional weeks of fully paid leave for new birth moms, who previously received partially paid 12 weeks, according to this article in the Seattle Times.
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Here is the latest Realtor.com attack aimed at Zillow

The epic battle continues...
Realtor.com’s latest attack at Zillow Group took it to the streets, removing a house from the residential block by wrapping it and creating a real-life analogy of homes that Zillow users are missing out on. This is only the latest in a recent string of maneuvers from each company to dominate the market. The question still remains: Who rules the online real estate market?
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Zillow: Yes, owning a home beats renting but there are still challenges

Especially for first-time buyers, Millennials
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the biggest barriers to homeownership is a down payment. While there are plenty of misconceptions behind what goes into a down payment, it doesn’t change the fact that there are some real challenges in the process. New research from Zillow puts numbers behind the issue.
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Here’s proof why Millennials should buy not rent

Trulia: Now is the best time to buy since 2012
It’s a question most people eventually come to face: Should I rent or buy a home? However, the data that was previously used to answer the question didn’t consider the specifics of the situation facing Millennials. This new study from Trulia takes into account the real variables for young homebuyers, and as it turns out, buying a home is still the better option.
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Trulia: Americans just not worried about mortgage rates rising

Rates would need to rise more than 2% to make a difference
Low rates in part helped push mortgage applications to a surge last week, and rates have held steadily below 4% for 11 weeks. Now Selma Hepp, chief economist at Trulia, argues that it would take a big increase for homebuyers to care that much. A big, big increase.
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