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HousingWire's 2017 Women of Influence nominations are now open!

It's our honor to recognize the most influential women in housing
HousingWire is proud to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Women of Influence, our opportunity to honor the housing industry’s most influential women leaders. Here is much more information on one of our favorite award programs.
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Orlando home sales soar 40% higher month-over-month

Housing inventory reaches lowest point since 2013
Home sales skyrocketed in March by 40% compared to February as homebuyer activity increased in Orlando. However, this jump put even further strain on an already inventory-starved market, bringing housing supply to levels not seen since 2013.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Industry trade groups tell Senate how to fix financial regulations

MBA, CUNA weigh in on regulatory reforms
The main front for the Republican Party’s push for regulatory reform is in the House of Representatives, where an effort is underway to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act with the Financial CHOICE Act. But the House isn’t the only place where regulatory reform is on the table. Here's a look at what some of the mortgage industry's biggest trade groups want the Senate to do about regulatory reform. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Home prices rising, yes, but not as fast as homeowners think

Homeowners and appraisers disagree on home values
Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index, which showed while home prices are increasing, it is not as fast as homeowners think. This is the fourth consecutive month the gap between homeowner opinions and appraised values increased. The index shows, however, this doesn’t hold true for the West Coast.
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Vacation home sales plummet in 2016

But investment sales are on the rise
Home sales increased in 2016, however the share of vacation rentals plummeted to levels not seen in several years. But even as vacation-home purchases dropped, investment properties increased year-over-year.
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Even the most affordable housing markets still aren't very affordable

The income needed for the most and least expensive metros
In metros across the U.S., many residents are struggling to keep make the income needed in order to live comfortably. As home prices on the West Coast remain well above the national average, it is not surprising that the area contains some of the most expensive metros. But living in one of the least expensive metro can still be a struggle.
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ATTOM names states with highest property tax rates

Owner-occupied hold higher tax rates than investment properties
A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions shows property taxes came in at $277.7 billion in 2016, or more than $3,000 per home. And taxes were higher for owner-occupied homes than for investment properties. The report shows which states had the highest property tax rates and which ones saw property taxes of more than $10,000 annually.
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