Costs up, profits down: Closing a mortgage gets more expensive

Costs up, profits down: Closing a mortgage gets more expensive

In just one quarter the profit dropped $153 per loan

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Fed: Wages grew in recession, went flat in recovery

Given how home prices are outstripping wages — trouble ahead?
Trey Garrison
Home prices are outpacing wage growth, and it turns out that the biggest stagnation has been during the recovery, not the recession. Sound strange?
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RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S.

Nationwide home price appreciation tops wage growth by 13 to 1 ratio
Ben Lane
The housing recovery is real, but is it recovering too fast? Home prices are growing much faster than wages for a majority of the country, a new report by RealtyTrac shows.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures will soon return to pre-crisis level

Foreclosure activity falls to lowest level since July 2006
Ben Lane
This year may finally be the year that we're able to put the foreclosure crisis behind us. According to a new report from RealtyTrac, foreclosure activity, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, is on track to return to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2015.
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RealtyTrac: What was the average downpayment in 2014?

Most expensive markets saw the most put down up front
Trey Garrison
The more expensive the home, the greater percentage of down payment. And millennials actually put down more than the national average after the Great Recession. Here’s how it breaks out.
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The Lucky 7 best neighborhoods for St. Patrick’s Day

Put on your drinking shoes
Trey Garrison
Put Uber on speed dial, put on your green and your drinking shoes, because Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day and that means pub crawls.
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How many underwater homes hold risky second-liens?

Higher payments coming and average payment spike hits $146 per month
Trey Garrison
A second life for silent seconds risk? It could be, according to what RealtyTrac has found. Here's what's happening and why we all should be concerned.
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Single-family rental investment still strong among smaller investors

Cash sales down because institutionals exiting
Trey Garrison
Cash sales of homes are down, but that's because the institutional investors are bargain hunters. Here's why the smart money smaller investors are staying on SFRs.
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Cash buyer share falls to 4-year low despite recent surge

Institutional investors bought up 500K homes since 2010
Trey Garrison
The share of home sales to institutional investors and all-cash buyers dropped to four-year lows in 2014 despite a quarterly increase in the fourth quarter. Here’s what’s happening and a look at whether the pattern will hold.
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RealtyTrac: How will new 3% down mortgage products perform?

Less homeowners use low down payments
Brena Swanson
Housing authorities released plenty of new regulations over the past year in an effort to boost homeownership. How these programs are doing so far is still up for debate.
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RealtyTrac: Bank repossessions drive monthly foreclosure activity higher

Foreclosure spring cleaning begins
Brena Swanson
When compared annually, foreclosure filings continued to drop, decreasing 4% from a year ago to 119,888 U.S. properties in January, marking the start to foreclosure spring cleaning.
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