Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Michigan to get $75 million more to fight blight

$47.4 million earmarked for Detroit
Ben Lane
The fight against residential blight isn't over in Michigan. The state is about to get an injection of federal funding to continue its efforts to clean up the neighborhoods that were the hardest hit by the economic downturn.
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Federal judge approves Detroit’s bankruptcy plan

Did Detroit’s housing market just turn a corner?
Brena Swanson
Detroit’s housing market was one of the most severely attacked during the financial crisis, leaving a wasteland of foreclosed and abandoned homes. But a new ruling might help give the city the extra boost it needs.
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Homeowner offers to swap house for iPhone 6

How much are you willing to give?
How much are you willing to give for a new iPhone 6? One homeowner is offering to swap a two-story brick colonial on Detroit’s east side for a new iPhone 6 or a 32gb iPad.
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Dan Gilbert on big banks, debt, and risk

Quicken Loans founder: Debt is what's going to kill you
Ben Lane
It’s taken many steps for Quicken to grow to that level of success and Dan Gilbert has learned quite a few lessons along the way. Gilbert shares some of his words of wisdom in a new article.
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CFPB fines Lighthouse Title for kickbacks

Michigan agency allegedly paid real estate agents for referrals
Ben Lane
“Today’s action sends a clear and simple message, that quid pro quo agreements for real estate referrals are illegal,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The Consumer Bureau will continue to take action to ensure that the mortgage market is a level playing field where everyone plays by the rules.”
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Can Quicken Loans save Detroit?

Forbes: “Dan Gilbert is saving Detroit to help his business”
Ben Lane
Dan Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, is still pushing to save the city of Detroit. He's invested millions in the revitalization of Detroit's downtown area and the results of his efforts are having a real impact on the recovery of the city and on Quickens Loans' business too.
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Old National Bank merges with United Bank & Trust

Merged bank would become 98th largest bank in U.S.
Ben Lane
Upon consummation of the merger, Old National would become the 98th largest depository organization in the United States, with consolidated assets of approximately $11.2 billion.
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The top and bottom 5 markets for housing recovery

CoreLogic: Completed foreclosures hit record low, but where?
Brena Swanson
The numbers are in and completed foreclosures are at the lowest level since the Great Depression. So which states came out on top and bottom for the most completed foreclosures?
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7 cities not foreign to the words twister, cyclone, tornado

"We're not in Kansas anymore"
Brena Swanson
What was viewed as a historically quiet tornado season, quickly took a turn for the worse, and we still have yet to clear the danger zone. Which leads us to the list of the top 7 cities for tornado risk.
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There’s hope for Michigan

20% increase in 2014 single-family housing starts
Brena Swanson
The forecast is looking up for Michigan as industry leaders predict the best year for the state since 2008, with projected increases in new housing starts, rising home prices and a decline in foreclosures.
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