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Why are major housing markets going haywire?

Hot markets slowing down, slow ones speeding up
OK, so, east of the Mississippi some of the nation's slowest markets are beginning to heat up. And in the West, the hot markets are beginning to cool. Here's the latest Trulia report on this peculiar activity.
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Fannie Mae approval of SoFi as servicer, seller signals future growth

'Will enable us to serve more members'
Although SoFi only recently ventured into the mortgage industry from the world of student loans where it got its start, it's not taking long to catch up and compete. SoFi further cemented its place in the mortgage market by announcing that Fannie Mae approved its wholly owned subsidiary SoFi Lending Corp. as a seller and servicer.
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New solution provides flood-zone alerts

Pings when property flood-zone status changes
FloodAnalyzer identifies a property’s flood-zone status and performs an analysis. Throughout this process, it uses the most current Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Hazard Boundary Maps.
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Appraisal volume dented by low inventory, tight credit

Four-week moving average increases
Appraisal volume continued to inch higher for the week of April 24, but at a slower pace from the previous week, the latest appraisal volume numbers from a la mode reported. As it stands, appraisal volume continues to be impacted by a tight spring housing market.
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