Valuations

FHFA: Home prices jump in January

Growth strongest on coasts
Home prices increased in January, moving even faster than the levels of increase seen at the end of 2017. In fact, January’s increase in home prices was the highest monthly increase since February 2017.
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LendingLife first look: Veros, Valligent partnership promises to cut costs for mortgage lenders

More accurate AVMs will help lower HELOC origination costs
As a supporter of LendingLife, Veros agreed to give us a first look at their latest partnership they say will lower costs for mortgage lenders, by taking some of the legwork out of valuations. Being officially announced later today, Veros is teaming up with Valligent, a known innovator in non-traditional appraisals. Here's their plan.
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CoreLogic: Housing market nearly recovered from recession

An in-depth look at the real estate economy since 2006
CoreLogic released a report outlining the real estate economy from 2006 to 2017, showing that the housing market has nearly completely recovered from the recent recession. During the recession, home prices fell 33% nationwide, hitting their lowest in March 2011. Since then, home prices have risen once again by 51%. But some states are still struggling to return to their pre-recession price levels.
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Case-Shiller: Are home price increases leveling off?

Increased 6.3% annually in December
Home prices increased in December at a faster pace than the previous month, however, some signs could be emerging to show a leveling off in home price increases. One expert explained within the last few months, there are beginning to be some signs that gains in housing may be leveling off.
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HousingWire launches online career center HousingJobs

New career center dedicated exclusively to the mortgage and real estate market
At HousingWire, we strive to better serve our highly engaged community and our goal is to connect quality candidates with the best opportunities while eliminating the white noise found on all other job search and social platforms. Click to read more about HousingJobs.com, our new online career center created exclusively for mortgage and real estate talent.
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