Alcynna Lloyd

Alcynna Lloyd

Alcynna Lloyd is a reporter at HousingWire. Lloyd has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Texas. She previously interned with a broadcast position at CBS and has a background in freelance journalism.

ARTICLES

  • Did the Feds clean up Miami's dirty real estate market?

    Buyers may be substituting new ways to buy property
    A study conducted by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the University of Miami indicate a 95% decrease in home purchases by shell companies and other corporate entities in Miami-Dade County, according to an article by Nicholas Nehamas and Rene Rodriguez for the Miami Herald. However, there is speculation that shell companies are now “substituting” new ways to buy property.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates are virtually stagnant

    Sluggish construction activity deterring growth
    Mortgage rates remained flat this week, likely due to a lack of construction activity, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said mortgage rates moved sideways, primarily because of the mixed bag of economic data released this week.
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  • Waters and 61 legislators demand Congress keeps NFIP active

    Reps. Beto O’Rourke, Eleanor Norton and Gregory Meeks back Waters
    Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and 61 members of Congress are demanding a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. Waters, a prominent critic of H.R. 2874, believes American families are not financially prepared for the growing threat of natural disasters.
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  • Housing starts drop 12.3% in June

    Labor and supply holding construction back
    Housing starts fell 12.3% in June, indicating tariffs and taxes are a deterrence to continual growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze said although 3-month average building permits are close to the highest level since 2007, labor shortages are weighing on building activity.
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  • MBA: Mortgage applications decrease 2.5%

    Refinance volume stays afloat
    Mortgage applications decreased 2.5% from last week, however, the refinance index increased 2% from the previous week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
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  • Zillow: Blacks and Latinos have to spend more than 30% of income to pay rent

    San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and New York are typically unaffordable for blacks and Latinos
    As rental prices continue to rise to record levels, new research from Zillow indicates that a disproportionate percentage of blacks and Latinos cannot afford to rent. This is because black and Latino income remains below their counterparts, hindering affordability in the majority of the 50 largest metros nationwide.
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  • ComplianceEase announces solution integration with Tavant Technologies

    ComplianceEase integrates three solutions in Tavant's VELOX suite
    ComplianceEase announced on Tuesday that its ComplianceAnalyzer, 4506xpress and LicenseManager solutions are now integrated within Tavant Technologies' VELOX product suite. The integrations aim to allow its customers to securely audit loans for regulatory compliance violations, verify borrower income and automatically verify mortgage loan originators.
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  • Homebuilder confidence remains steady in July

    Rising cost of materials haunt homebuilders
    Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 68 points in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Homebuilders are encouraged by the growing housing demand, but construction material costs still hinder optimism, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
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  • These are the best and worst markets for first-time homebuyers

    Check out which Oklahoma city is the best housing market
    WalletHub, a personal finance website, assessed factors like housing affordability, tax rates and crime rates to determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time homebuyers. As more Millennials become potential homebuyers, some of these markets might best suit their housing needs and some of them they may want to avoid.
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