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Open commentary on everything impacting the U.S. housing economy. The opinions expressed here represent the author's alone.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Senate set to vote on Trump’s CFPB nominee

Plus Amazon HQ2 killing affordable housing? And thoughts on "Monopoly for Millennials"
Last week, the biggest groups in housing called on the Senate to bring Kathy Kraninger's nomination to run the CFPB to a vote. And it looks like they're about to get their wish. Plus, did Amazon's HQ2 move kill more than 1,000 units of affordable housing? And, Monopoly for Millennials. Yes, it's real. And it's spectacular.
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Here are the 10 MSAs with the lowest appreciation

VeroFORECAST predicts 7 out of 10 markets will see property values decline
[Expert commentary] The latest VeroFORECAST report shows that 351 Metropolitan Statistical Areas will experience property appreciation in the next year. But, of the bottom 10 MSAs, seven will see values decline between -0.2% and -2.2% in 2019. The two most troubled markets? Farmington, New Mexico, and Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Number of borrowers with refi incentive plummets

Are you prepared for midterm elections
Amid rising interest rates, the latest data from Black Knight shows more than half of homeowners who entered the year with an incentive to refinance their mortgage have since lost it. And do you know what your candidate’s views are on issues surrounding housing, finance and other areas that are important for you? Here’s how to find out.
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FICO: Student debt creates a pull on credit scores

Practices of consumers who see an increase in credit score
In today’s competitive housing market, there are many factors that help determine whether a person is ready to buy – rather than rent – their next home. To better understand the profile of individuals who are taking the next step in their financial journey, FICO researched how previous financial milestones impact the readiness to open a mortgage among Millennials.
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This real estate market will see almost 12% in appreciation

This Washington state MSA is projected to lead in appreciation
According to the latest VeroFORECAST, this MSA is projected to see 11.7% appreciation for single-family residences and 11% appreciation for condos and townhomes and its market remains one of the strongest markets in the country, with its extremely low 1.4-month supply of homes struggling to fill the demands of its growing population.
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