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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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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Freddie Mac offloads $155 million of credit risk to insurers

Fourth ACIS transaction brings total credit risk offload to $205 billion
Ben Lane
As part of its continuing effort to limit the American taxpayers’ liability, Freddie Mac obtained a number of insurance polices designed to cover potential losses on a $155 million pool of single-family loans.
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Mortgage bond spreads tighten to lowest level in two years

Hesitant investors to blame
Ben Lane
Hesitant investors are driving down mortgage bond yield spreads to a level not seen in more than two years. Is the rise in overall yields to blame?
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Prime jumbo non-agency RMBS issuance grows slowly in 2015

Housing needs nonagency securitization using private capital
Trey Garrison
The future of the nonagency RMBS market will require private capital, but it's not clear how that can be achieved. Here are the details.
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Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants
Trey Garrison
The merger of online listings leaders Trulia and Zillow just got one step closer to completion. Here's how today's vote played out and what it means.
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Is your housing market on Santa’s naughty or nice list?

RealtyTrac offers its list of the year’s best and worst overall
Trey Garrison
Some housing markets are getting a new G.I. Joe with the kung fu grip. Others are getting a lump of coal, and with oil priced like it is...anyway, here are the nicest and naughtiest housing markets in America.
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5 predictions for NYC real estate in 2015

Condo sales, capital markers, construction costs and more
Trey Garrison
The Big Apple's real estate market faces some serious challenges and opportunities in 2015. Here's what one insider has to say.
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Senate fails to pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Housing groups "extremely disappointed" in "alarming failure"
Trey Garrison
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is critical to the housing industry, and despite passing the House on a bipartisan vote, the Senate failed to reauthorize it before recessing. Here's what the industry has to say.
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Bipartisan Policy Center offers blueprint to reinvent housing policy

Study calls for a dynamic new approach
Trey Garrison
The Bipartisan Policy Center is always looking for new solutions and ideas for policymakers, and its prescription for housing policy is no exception. Here's a look.
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Housing starts fall in November led by single-family decline

Declines and disappointment all around for starts, permits and completions
Trey Garrison
November was a bad month for housing starts, housing completions and housing permits. Here's a look at the damage.
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