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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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Oil’s crash will impact MBS market

Mortgage fraud continues to be a problem, plus the gift of housing metrics
Trey Garrison
Oil's dramatic drop is going to have a big impact on agency and non-agency MBS. Here's what it means. Plus, it's a surprisingly busy week for housing metrics. We have the details.
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America’s housing market value soars to $27.5 trillion

Houston ranks first in home price appreciation
Brena Swanson
America’s housing market value has drastically increased over the past year. As Zillow notes in the article, this goes to show just how important the housing market is.
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Capital Economics: 4 predictions impact renting and homebuying

Rent to rise faster than home price inflation
Brena Swanson
The housing market is predicted to break a three year trend as the end of rapid home price increases opens the door to an increase in rent prices. Here’s why.
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Quicken Loans: Pricing gap between appraisers, homeowners closes

Home prices slow dramatically nationwide
Trey Garrison
Homeowners and appraisers don't always see eye-to-eye on value, but that gap is closing even as home price growth is screeching to a near halt. Here's what's happening.
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Capital Economics: Any home-price rebound will be temporary

Look for modest 4% price gains through 2015
Trey Garrison
While the tight inventory of homes suggests to some that home-price appreciation may be picking up again, it won’t be long lived. Here's why.
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Are there too many appraisers?

1 in 7 appraisals inflated by as much as 20%
Brena Swanson
The problems of the housing crisis are far from finished. While some areas may have recovered, a high number of appraisers and low number of homes for sale could be creating a bad scenario.
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Hitler is not happy with his Zillow Zestimate

And he doesn’t like Al Gore’s rhythm, either
Trey Garrison
For those who don't know, Downfall is a serious movie about Adolf Hitler's last days in his bunker. The Downfall satire videos place subtitles around unrelated issues in an effort to turn the drama into comedy. And now, it's Zillow's turn.
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Realtor.com forecast: Millennials will break out in 2015

Existing home sales and mortgage rates up, affordability down
Trey Garrison
Realtor.com’s chief economist Jonathan Smoke is launching his first annual forecast, and he's dramatically breaking away from the crowd with a different view of what 2015 holds for housing and mortgage finance.
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This chart shows home price expectation over the next 12 months

Realtors weigh in
Brena Swanson
Home prices aren't expected to grow more than 5% in the next 12 months. This chart reveals where they will grow across the nation, and by how much.
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Median home price in October increases to highest since Sept. 2008

RealtyTrac: High level still 19% below 2006 peak; growth slowing
Trey Garrison
Price appreciation slowed in more than half the major metro markets, but 20 of them reached a new post-recession high. Here's what that means going forward for housing.
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