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  • FHA will not cut mortgage insurance premiums

    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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  • Texas cities dominate hottest housing markets in Fall 2017

    Ten-X shows Texas takes top 3 markets
    Texas is showing its dominance as three of its cities took the top three spots in the list of the hottest housing markets in Fall 2017. Though these three markets were also in the top five list this Summer, Ten-X explained it remains to be seen what impact Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on construction labor forces and housing inventory in Texas and Florida.
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  • New homes becoming more affordable in Texas metros

    Competition still high as days on market decrease
    The rolling 12-month average of new home prices in Texas dipped in July from June, but it is not due to the lack of housing demand. In fact, the number of days on market dropped in all four of Texas’ major metropolitan areas. Here’s why home prices could be slowing down in the Lone Star State.
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  • Texas hot markets begin to see slowdown

    All except one
    The market for new home sales in major Texas metros is slowing down as the number of days on market increase and home prices increase at slower rates. But while most major markets are slowing down, one market saw competition rise as the number of days on market for new homes dropped for the second consecutive month.
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  • [Graphs] Here's what it typically takes to lock in a home purchase in Texas

    This is an inside look at Texan homebuyers
    Texas’ housing market is as hot as the state’s scorching summer heat, as the market reaches new peaks in sales and home prices. So who are the homebuyers that are able to break into the market? This new Texas Association of Mortgage Bankers’ report provides an in-depth look at the people who are snagging a piece of the pie in the quickly growing housing market.
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  • U.S. to continue investigating money laundering by foreign real estate buyers

    Title companies required to reveal identities of high-end cash buyers
    The federal government will continue investigating whether foreign buyers are using high-end U.S. real estate to launder money after an expanded investigation found that potentially illicit activity is behind as many as one in three cash purchases from foreign buyers in select markets.
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  • Another Texas city sees record-setting year in 2016

    San Antonio home prices rise above $200K for first time
    Another city in Texas saw a record-setting year for 2016 with its rising home prices, low housing inventory and high demand. While not on national top 10 lists for booming markets, San Antonio could very soon follow in the footsteps of its neighboring cities as markets in Texas continue to heat up.
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  • U.S. expands investigation into money laundering by foreign cash buyers

    Government finds evidence of suspicious activities in high-end real estate
    The federal government revealed Wednesday that its investigation into foreign buyers using high-end U.S. real estate as a means to launder money found that potentially illicit activity is behind a "significant" portion of the cash transactions in Manhattan and Miami, and plans to expand the investigation into Los Angeles, San Francisco, and several other areas.
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  • Texas housing inventory officially hits all-time low

    Supply problems in every major metro
    The problem just got worse for folks looking to buy in the Lone Star State. If they weren't already struggling enough with today’s tight market, housing inventory now sits at an all-time low. According to the Texas Association of Realtors, this could become a larger problem if something doesn't change.
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