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    The Federal Housing Administration released details on the health of its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund on Thursday, revealing a positive economic net worth of $34.86 billion and an acceptable ratio of capital reserves at 2.76%. The numbers are markedly better than last year, but FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said that doesn’t mean the agency will be reducing mortgage insurance premiums any time soon. Click the headline to read more.

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  • Real estate listings site Zumper raises $46 million to build instant rental feature

    Plans “Book Now” platform with funding from Axel Springer, Blackstone
    As mellohome CEO Chris Heller recently noted, there’s a race afoot to be the dominant player offering a true one-stop-shop for homebuying. There appears to be a similar sprint happening on the rental side of the business as well. Case in point, rental listings site Zumper is preparing to roll out its own end-to-end platform that will allow renters to instantly rent an apartment or a home through its site.
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  • The Zillow-Trulia integration just took a giant step forward

    Sharing of rental data provides a preview of Zillow Group future
    Ever since the merger of Zillow and Trulia was first announced, industry observers have wondered how Zillow and Trulia would integrate their operations. Will Zillow listings be shown on Trulia and vice versa? Well, anyone who was wondering how the creation of the Zillow Group would impact the two sites is about to get a big preview of the future.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Room to boom

    Single family rentals take the next step
    Traditionally, single-family rentals has been a stable, albeit fragmented part of the U.S. housing market, primarily led by small-to-mid-size local operators. But the success of the institutional investor over recent months has opened the capital markets door to small-to-mid-size players.
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  • Remind me again what the "R" in "RMBS" stands for

    Maybe it should be "rental"
    The homeownership rate has fallen recently and all the panelists agreed that it seemed unlikely to return to its prior peak any time soon. The only question is: over time will the "R" in RMBS stand for Rental instead of Residential?
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  • From HW Magazine

    SFR so good

    The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
    Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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