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  • Low mortgage rates may drive home purchase lending to 14-year high

    Economic hangover helping to keep rates low
    The recent drop in mortgage interest rates is already having an impact on overall mortgage demand as well as the demand for refinances, but just how much could the return of low interest rates impact the market? Quite a bit, according to new data from iEmergent. In fact, iEmergent is projecting a 14-year high in purchase lending.
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  • NAR: Here’s what homebuyers really want

    A third of buyers are focused on heating and cooling costs
    What do homebuyers truly want in a home? A new study from the National Association of Realtors has the answers. A sneak preview: the most in-demand properties are single-family homes, often in the suburbs, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
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  • Trulia: Here’s what will happen in housing in 2019

    Mortgage rates will hit 10-year high
    It’s the trillion-dollar question that everyone’s looking for an answer for. What’s housing going to do next year? A new survey and forecast from Trulia shows that people want to buy a house, but they may not be able to afford it right now thanks to a combination of rising rates and rising home prices. The bad news is that it’s likely only going to get worse in 2019.
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  • Zillow to launch buying and selling operations in Charlotte and Raleigh

    Expands Zillow Offers to six markets
    Zillow announced it is expanding its home buying and selling operations into Charlotte and Raleigh. The additions bring Zillow’s burgeoning home buying and selling operations to six markets nationwide. The program launched in Phoenix in April, then moved on to Las Vegas and Atlanta, with Denver set to open later this month.
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  • The jury is in: This cycle ends in 2020

    Wall Street Journal survey reveals 59% of economists predict a slowdown in 2020
    We have been hearing about this for a while now, but the jury is finally in: Most economists predict this up cycle will end in 2020. America may have less than two fat years to make hay while the sun is still shining on the economy.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Better serving the Hispanic mortgage market

    Don’t miss the opportunity to reach this growing market demographic
    Hispanics have huge purchasing power in the U.S. and the rate of homeownership among this population has grown every year since 2014, reaching 46.2% in 2017. In fact, Hispanics are the only demographic in the U.S. to increase homeownership rates for each of the past three years and are driving gains in the real estate market overall. By understanding the unique needs and expectations of the Hispanic community and positioning yourself to fulfill those needs, real estate professionals can become an important servicer of this consumer demographic and experience related growth.
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  • Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders

    Company launches Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot
    Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced this week it has expanded its Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot and is now available to all homebuilders. Homeowners using the program can sell their existing home to Opendoor and be connected with a homebuilder that will build them a new home, all in one transaction.  
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