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  • These are the best and worst markets for first-time homebuyers

    Check out which Oklahoma city is the best housing market
    WalletHub, a personal finance website, assessed factors like housing affordability, tax rates and crime rates to determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time homebuyers. As more Millennials become potential homebuyers, some of these markets might best suit their housing needs and some of them they may want to avoid.
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  • Can Millennials confront the looming threat of aging Baby Boomers?

    The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers sitting on $13.5 trillion in home inventory
    The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers are sitting on a whopping $13.5 trillion worth of home inventory, but aging Boomers are expected to trigger a large exodus from the housing market in upcoming years. Will Millennial homeownership demand fill the void?
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  • From HW Magazine

    How mortgage companies are capitalizing on their greatest asset: big data

    APIs have changed the game
    The evolution from a paper-based process to this era of big data is astounding. Consider that according to IBM, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. The Internet of Things — your thermostat, refrigerator, even your kid’s Barbie doll — is increasing that data exponentially. For mortgage companies, that data represents a treasure trove more valuable than the gold bars stacked in the vault at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, but only if they can figure out how to harness it for their specific business. Fortunately, scores of fintech companies are ready to help.
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  • What would happen to mortgage lending if interest rates doubled?

    It happened once before in the 80s, remember?
    [Op-ed] At its most extreme point in 1980, mortgage rates experienced a 50% year-over-year increase. What would happen to home sales if the same, albeit unlikely, scenario were to occur again? First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming answers that question for our readers.
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  • Housing inventory relief could be coming soon

    Residential construction labor rising
    Although current housing inventory continues to slip, driving up home prices and limiting homebuyers across the U.S., one expert says that could all be about to change. After analyzing February’s housing starts and construction employment data, First American Financial Corp. found the housing inventory shortage could soon see relief.
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  • From HW Magazine

    The future of valuations

    What automation means for appraisers and appraisal companies
    The appraisal industry is in the midst of huge disruption as automated valuation models and hybrid appraisal products gain favor with regulators and investors. What does the future hold for appraisers and appraisal companies as they adjust to the new realities of automation?
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