Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy

Rentership society? Insider trading on Russian sanctions?

What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Detroit’s $1,000 houses may be a lousy deal

April 18, 2014
This came up in a HousingWire conversation on Thursday – have an extra $1,000 in your PayPal account? You can own a home in Detroit. At a sell price that’s almost literally $1 per square foot, it still may be a raw deal.
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5 tips for house flippers

April 18, 2014
"Flipping is back" may be a bit of an overstatement, but activity is there. No judgement on the mentality that buys into the "eternal price appreciation" model or what the short-term mindset does to long-term investments. But still, CNBC and Bankrate are going with this: Flipping is back.
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Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
April 17, 2014
A question HousingWire has been hearing and asking is simply, “Where is Mel Watt?”
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Mortgage slowdown hits BB&T earnings

Just misses with 1Q net income of $501M
April 17, 2014
Following a trend in first quarter earnings for banks thus far, BBT saw a serious decline in mortgage activity.
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Which housing markets gained and which waned so far in 2014?

Beige Book: Southwest, South sailed; Northeast and Midwest not so much
April 16, 2014
HousingWire walks you through all the housing and housing finance information in the 18,000-word Beige Book.
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Mortgage applications climb 4.3%

Refis up as activity reverses four weeks of declines
April 16, 2014
Mortgage activity is up as of last week, after four weeks of declines.
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Homebuilder survey: Housing slump ahoy!

NAHB index stuck below breakeven
April 15, 2014
The new home market is getting no spring lift whatsoever at least based on the National Association of Home Builder’s housing market index, which missed expectations for the last seven out of eight months, coming in at a lower-than-expected 47.
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The counterpoint: Here’s why 2014 will be a good year for housing

Realtors: It's not all doom and gloom
April 15, 2014
Data suggests that an annual growth in inventory and days on the market, coupled with more modest price increases than in years past, speaks to a healthier market in 2014 compared with the early buying season in 2013.
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Here's why the rest of 2014 will be rough for housing

Weak jobs, affordability issues and wandering rates in play
April 14, 2014
The next couple of quarters may be rough going for the housing and finance industry.
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Only 17% of metros have recovered from the housing crash

Here are the top 10 big and small markets that made it through
April 10, 2014
Only about 17% of the 350 metro markets in America have seen a return to or growth beyond their last normal levels of housing activity.
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