Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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What’s holding back first-time homebuyers?

Capital Economics: American Dream still alive, it’s credit access that's the hurdle
Trey Garrison
The rising burden of student debt doesn’t explain the weakness in home sales to first-time buyers, so the question arises what is holding this segment back?
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MBA: Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures drop in 1Q

Is the housing market normalizing?
Trey Garrison
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.54% of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2015. Analysts say it's a good sign for a market that's faced a lot of headwinds. Here's why.
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Student debt is not roadblock to homebuying… yet

But here's one thing that is
Brena Swanson
Excessive levels of student debt repayments are not acting as a roadblock to housing for first-time homeowners, at least not yet. So what is right now?
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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Second look: Home price surge unlikely to last

Days of rapid price increases coming to an end
Trey Garrison
While the early February reports on home price appreciation seem to suggest a hot market, analysts say it won’t last. Here’s why.
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Will the Fed’s inevitable interest rate hike break a fragile recovery?

Capital Economics: Outside dynamics strong enough to meet the challenge
Trey Garrison
Some are worried that the Federal Reserve’s coming interest rate hike could smothers the housing recovery. But not everyone thinks that way.
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Is housing weakness just a seasonal blip?

Analysts lean towards optimistic view
Trey Garrison
Tuesday morning’s mixed news on housing sales and home prices in January and February may come down to an issue of inventory. But is it really?
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Did housing starts nosedive because of a labor shortage?

Analysts trying to figure out where it went wrong in February
Trey Garrison
Housing analysts are still trying to figure out why housing starts nosedived in February. Was this a blip, or a bigger problem?
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All is not lost in housing starts free-fall, economists say

Starts are only 15%, but volatility is worrying
Trey Garrison
The report that privately owned housing starts in February plummeted 17% sent ripples of alarm through the housing industry, and while it’s bad, many economists say it’s no reason to panic.
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Is household formation set for a rebound?

There are signs that living with the parents is so 2013
Trey Garrison
Despite ongoing concerns about the delay in household formation by younger buyers, demographically speaking things may be about to turn a corner.
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