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  • Here are HousingWire's top 10 articles of 2016

    Thanks to our loyal readers for making this another great year
    The past year was record-breaking for HousingWire in just about every metric we have, and that’s all thanks to you, our loyal readers. You push us to do more, to do better, to reach higher, to dig deeper, to keep fighting, and we have no plans of stopping. So here, as we begin a new year, are HousingWire’s top 10 articles of 2016, as determined by our readers.
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  • Zillow: Total value of U.S. housing reaches all-time high

    Housing market regains all value lost in crisis
    The total value of all the housing stock in the United States has never been worth more than it is right now, according to a new report from Zillow. That also means that the U.S. housing market has now regained all of the value that was lost during and after the housing crisis.
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  • Redfin: Here are 2016's hottest neighborhoods

    What areas were the most competitive for homebuyers this year?
    As 2016 comes to a close, it will be remembered as a year of low interest rates (for the most part) combining with tight inventory to turn some markets into a cutthroat competition for those seeking to buy a home. But what areas were truly the hottest of the year, with homes flying off the market in less than a week and often well-above asking price? Here's your answer.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What's the real impact of landmark CFPB-PHH ruling?

    And will housing come up at the last presidential debate?
    The mortgage business is still reeling in the wake of the landmark ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which last week declared the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's leadership structure unconstitutional and vacated a $103 million fine against PHH. So what's the real impact of the decision? Plus, will they actually discuss housing during the final presidential debate this week?
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  • FBR: Mortgage lending set for best quarter since 2007

    Strong 3rd quarter expected to push total originations above $2 trillion
    Less than one month ago, the analysts of FBR & Co. predicted that 2016 could prove to the best year for mortgage lending since 2013, but a new report from those same analysts suggests that 2016 could be even stronger than they originally predicted. Driving FBR’s increased projection is a strong 3rd quarter, which could prove to be the best for mortgage lending since the 4th quarter of 2007.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

    GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
    If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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  • Hillary Clinton reportedly adds former CFPB assistant director Rohit Chopra to transition team

    Politico: Outspoken critic of student loan debt issue set to join Clinton's team
    Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and current Democratic nominee for president, is adding one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s close allies and a former executive at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to her transition team as she prepares for the coming election.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • Donald Trump talks housing (and everything else) in speech to homebuilders

    Republican nominee plays to the crowd, touches on housing and homebuilding
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke Thursday to the National Association of Home Builders. And in a wide-ranging speech that touched on the Iraq War, the current political climate in the Middle East, and much more, Trump doubled down on his claim that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama are the "founders of ISIS." He even managed to mix in some housing talk as well.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing talk finally coming to the 2016 election?

    A full rundown of all things housing in the race for the White House
    Well, we're smack dab in the middle of election season now, and housing is thus far, decidedly not on the agenda. But is that all about to change? While Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't touch on housing in his acceptance speech last week, the Republican Party platform does call for significant changes to the country's housing finance system. As for the Democrats, the party made two big moves over the weekend that could bring housing into the conversation.
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