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  • FHA raises reverse mortgage loan limits

    The Federal Housing Administration has increased the maximum claim amount for reverse mortgages for the third consecutive year, announcing Friday that it will raise HECM claim amounts to $726,525 in 2019. What does this mean for the HECM? Click the headline to find out.

  • FHA loan limits to increase in most of U.S. in 2019

    The Federal Housing Administration announced its new loan limits for 2019, and it looks like most of the country will see an increase. These new loan limits will be effective for FHA loans assigned on or after January 1, 2019. Click the headline to see the new loan limits.

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  • Homeownership investment company Unison expands reach

    New partnership makes 5% down program available to more homebuyers
    Unison Home Ownership Investors aims to give homeowners and buyers access to cash for the opportunity to share in their home appreciation. In business for more than a decade, the company has been a pioneer in the homeownership investment category. Now, it’s growing into new markets through a new partnership with Goldwater Bank.
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  • Cash-out refis haven’t been this prevalent since the financial crisis

    But unconcerned experts say borrowers are extracting less equity than before
    The volume of cash-out refinance loans hasn’t been this high since 2008, but experts at the Urban Institute say that when put into context, there’s no cause for alarm. “In an environment of home price appreciation, people commonly tap into their home equity,” the authors wrote, adding that the total amount of equity cashed out is well below pre-crisis totals.
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  • Veros: Washington, Nevada will see most home value appreciation next year

    Reveals lists of top 10 most and least appreciating markets
    Valuations provider Veros predicts seven of the 10 top-appreciating markets in the next 12 months will be in Washington and Nevada, and that the most populated metro areas will see a 4.5% uptick in appreciation. "We are forecasting that the overwhelming number of metros across the nation, approximately 97%, will appreciate," said Eric Fox, VP of statistical and economic modeling.
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  • This may be the hottest neighborhood in the U.S.

    San Francisco’s Bernal Heights has seen home prices appreciate 111% in 6 years
    Just south of San Francisco’s Mission District, perched atop a steep hillside, sits Bernal Heights. Traditionally home to artists and progressive-types, this little neighborhood once enjoyed relative obscurity, even managing to fly under the gentrification radar following the dotcom boom. But it appears all that’s about to change.
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  • Amazon pick for second HQ likely in already overheated housing market

    CoreLogic report shows home prices overvalued in half of shortlisted markets
    The moment we’ve all been waiting on baited breath for finally happened, as Amazon revealed the 20 finalists for its second headquarters, commonly referred to as Amazon HQ2. Amazon is promising billions in investment plus 50,000 "high-paying jobs," but what else might come with that much corporate investment and new high-paying jobs? Higher home prices.
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  • Case-Shiller: Home prices keep rising, hit 31-month high

    January was fifth straight month of record high home prices
    Home prices continued to rise in January, reaching a record-high for the fifth month in a row, according to the new S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, a measure of U.S. home prices. January's increase places the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index at a 31-month high.
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  • Homeowners waiting longer to break even on buying a home

    Home value appreciation slowing down
    Homeowners are waiting longer to break even after buying a home as home price appreciation slows across the nation. In one city, homeowners are waiting nearly two years longer than in 2015 to break even. However, some cities show waits of just a year and a half to recover from the costs of buying a home.
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  • From HW Magazine

    A holistic approach to gauging housing market performance

    Examining deviations from the trend
    Armed with an overall measure of housing market performance relative to long-term trend; an accompanying metric explaining whether that market is overheated or not; and importantly a way to attribute deviations in home prices precisely to selected market variables, market participants would be in a better position to take precautionary actions to limit their exposure in highly volatile markets.
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