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  • 2018 economic growth to hold steady, despite rising interest rates

    Economists predict two more rate hikes
    Fannie Mae’s newest report from its Economic & Strategic Research Group indicates that this year’s economic outlook isn’t going to change much. The report shows that 2018’s growth prediction remains unchanged at 2.7% and the year will see two more interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. But, things don’t look quite as rosy for 2019... why?
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  • Here's how predicting housing cycles improves mortgage lending

    A new service provided to LendingLife
    For lenders, having reliable data-driven predictions is essential for a range of decisioning: determining reliable loan-to-value (LTV) thresholds; examining risk at origination; understanding at-risk portions of a portfolio for acquisition or loss-mitigation purposes; improving servicing strategies in situations of default, REO or short sale; and understanding and identifying suitable loan modification options to avoid additional risk for troubled homeowners.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Getting Millennials to buy housing is becoming a joke

    Plus, some hard hitting housing and economic reports
    CNBC reports getting a mortgage is about to get easier. But it's not. At least not with what the reporter is presenting. On the bonus side, it's becoming more and more common to come across funny ways Millennials are intersecting with the houses they don't own. All that and more in your weekly Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • 4 ways to capture multicultural sales in 2018

    Examples from Alterra Home Loans and Other Industry Leaders
    [Op-Ed] Leading companies are using multicultural marketing strategies on the front line as part of their total market strategy. The ones who are effective are not simply translating their flyers or adding diversity to their ads. Through their marketing efforts and customer experience, the best companies are reflecting the country’s shift in cultural norms and expectations to connect with today’s diverse consumers.
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  • Despite missing earnings expectations, Toll Brothers is positive on rest of year

    Thanks to strong demand for housing
    While luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers barely missed earnings estimates, causing the company to narrow its outlook for the year, the company is still positive on the rest of the year. And as homebuilders start to focus on starter homes, Toll Brothers expects the strong economy to also spur more move-up buyers.
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  • Home Depot reports record sales numbers

    Increases forecast for 2017
    It’s turning out to be a strong year for Home Depot, as it records solid earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president of Home Depot, attributed the rise to its hard working associates and its supplier partner. But, there are also two other main factors that went into the home improvement store’s profitable quarter.
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  • [Video] Where are older Millennials going when they leave downtown?

    The shift to the "surban"
    The trendiness and appeal of downtown may still be there for some, but as young adults start to grow older, this is starting to change. So where are they going? Older Millennials are moving to urban-like developments in the suburbs dubbed “surbans.” Check out the video included for a quick list of the top reasons older Millennials leave the city.
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  • Need a mortgage in California? Realtors say you better earn this much money

    CAR gives regional and state affordability break down
    While it’s only a small improvement, California still managed to record an increase in home affordability. However, a look at different counties across the states shows that geographical location makes a difference. Here’s a break down of how much home shoppers need to make in order to own a home in the top counties.
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