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CFPB: Top 6 mortgage complaints from consumers

Along with the most-complained-about mortgage companies
Mortgages may no longer be in the top spot for consumer complaints but that doesn’t mean they are anywhere close to out of the mix. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest monthly complaint report spotlights mortgages and includes 5 charts that break down the numbers.
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Appraisal volume slowly increases

Tight credit and low inventory prove hard to overcome
While appraisal volume barely increased for the week of April 10, it was still enough to push the four-week average higher. The new report also includes a chart for updated numbers from previous weeks.
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FNC: Home prices slightly increase

Home prices up in 16 major metros
The spring housing market appears to be off to a good start as U.S. home prices continue to climb after dropping unexpectedly in January. According to FNC’s housing economist, psychologically and economically, people prefer to buy homes when prices are rising than when they are falling.
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Homeowners still overestimate what their home is actually worth

Appraised values continue to be lower than expected
As the appraised values drop lower than expected, home values continued to slowly climb in March. San Jose, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas and Houston were the highest in appraiser value, while in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit values came in lower.
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Top 5 tips for homebuyers and sellers 'emoji style'

A quick and quirky way to talk housing
If you only have a little time to spare and have important advice to share to homebuyers and sellers, or simply want a fun way to communicate, try using these top 5 tips for homebuyers and sellers as the spring home-buying season begins picking up – all in emoji form.
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Pending-home sales beat expectations

Gives positive outlook for spring home-buying season
After a disappointing winter season, the industry is looking to the spring to make up for some of the loss. The latest news in the National Association of Realtors’ pending-home sales report outlines what parts of the country are benefitting the most.
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