America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

Harvard/AARP Study: Housing lacks accessibility, affordability for older Boomers

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3 reasons mortgage apps don't reflect housing strength

The growing disconnect between apps and sales
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continue to hover around the same level, while home sales keep rising. A new reports digs into why, citing three factors for the disconnect.
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Executive Conversation: Steve Ozonian sees nonbank role growing

Carrington Holding Company wants to own below-prime space
Sarah Wheeler

Clearly, the lending, loan servicing and the residential real estate markets are undergoing a huge transformation, with new nonbank firms like Carrington playing a greater role in specialty “high touch” services such as asset management, residential institutional management, distressed servicing and traditional real estate brokerage.


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Ellie Mae 2Q14 earnings overcome outages

Encompass users increase 12% y/y
Brena Swanson
Ellie Mae recorded an increase in its second-quarter earnings despite additional operating expenses from its outages experienced at the end of March.
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New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

Sales 11.5% down YOY; fall to 406,000 annual pace
Trey Garrison
Sales of new single-family houses plummeted in June to an annualized rate of 406,000, at least 20% below most analyst estimates. It was the biggest miss for new home sales in a year, and brings new home sales down to a level not see since December 2012.
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Freddie Mac: Housing growth remains stagnant

...But it's not all bad news
Brena Swanson
"We remain cautiously optimistic the housing recovery will continue, albeit slowly, until we see more tightening in the labor markets to give personal incomes a much-needed jolt,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said.
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Is this why 3.6 million ready homeowners aren’t selling in 2014?

One in three current mortgage holders have a rate below 4%
Trey Garrison
The problem for one in three homeowners is that selling and then buying means surrendering a dynamite mortgage interest rate, which means even if the home they want to buy is about the same price, they end up paying much more per month.
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NAHB: Homebuilder confidence reaches 6-month high

It's officially a good sales market
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder confidence reached a six-month high, officially showing good sales conditions as strong jobs numbers helped buoy confidence.
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Which housing markets are the MLB All-Star markets?

ZipRealty knocks it out of the park with baseball/housing breakdown
Trey Garrison
In honor of Tuesday's All-Star baseball game, ZipRealty surveyed real estate conditions among rival "teams" to determine who has the all-star housing market. The heavy-hitters will surprise you.
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FBR: Make credit available or we won’t see $1 trillion in originations

Weak May and June continue to drag market down
Ben Lane
Nothing happens in this industry without mortgage originations. They’re the lifeblood of this industry. Without originations, there are no servicing rights available for purchase and there are no securitizations to invest in.
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Changing demographics, homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy

Standard & Poor’s: GSE role is stalling housing finance reform
Trey Garrison

Changing demographics and homebuyer tastes cloud affordable housing policy, and the choices that the 20- to 34-year-old demographic make regarding housing will profoundly affect future housing trends, as will any GSE reform.


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