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Fannie And Freddie Need More Capital
ownership via its support of the GSEs, which inject liquidity into the housing market by purchasing and securitizing mortgages. However, after the housing market collapsed in 2008, the GSEs were......

Builders: Negative Media Reports Making Buyers Cautious
home shoppers may be getting spooked by recent news headlines about the housing market, and they may be making them skittish. Sixty-two percent of surveyed home builders say “negative media reports......

Metro Orlando home prices down nearly $10,000 from summer peak
Metro Orlando home sales slid 5.4% in February compared with the same month a year ago as the region's real estate market continues to cool. Buyers in Central Florida purchased 2......

Are regulators close to consensus on CRA reform?
last year without action from the other two agencies. Now that the FDIC and Fed are publicly weighing in, observers said they are beginning to see consistent themes — such as having a more......

Five Trends That Will Impact Real Estate Investing This Year
down its unprecedented bond-buying program triggered by the 2008 financial crisis. Although mortgage rates have been in decline over the past several months with the 30 year mortgage around 4......

How J.P.Morgan Plans To Beat Bank Of America In Low Income Areas
City, Minneapolis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Providence and St. Louis. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) data shows that Bank of America or Wells Fargo are a top lender in seven of these......

Refinance rates slide for Tuesday
Trend Index. Want to see where rates are right now? See local mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates Last week Last updated March 18, 2019. Methodology: The rates you see above are......

Lawsuit Alleges Collusion, Inflated Commissions Among Realtors
real estate as we know it. In Moerhl vs. National Association Realtors (NAR), home sellers from across the nation are claiming that NAR’s compensation policies—which require all member brokers......

Homebuyers Can 'Take Their Time' This Spring, As Home Price Growth Continues to Stall
year, national home prices have jumped just 0.6%, according to the Housing Market Tracker from real estate firm Redfin. Just one year ago, annual home price gains were nearing 10%. Add in that......

Homebuilders suggest more affordable supply could be on the way
year as higher home prices and previous growth in rates pushed down home sales. But the slowdown helped stabilize the housing market, and consumers could see more affordable home inventory on......

Homebuilder sentiment steady as sales and outlook improve
for the next six months. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was unchanged at 62, though just below the median estimate for 63 in a Bloomberg survey, data......

New-Home Sales Are Skewing to Lower Price Points
and are now at their highest level since the Great Recession. "Declines in mortgage rates brought buyers back into the market at the end of 2018 and moving into the new year," said NAHB Chairman......

The Best Week to List a Home Is Quickly Approaching
is in tip-top shape for showings because a big week in the housing market is quickly coming. The best week to put a home on the market is March 31 to April 6, according to a new analysis from......

The Worst U.S. Cities For First-Time Home Buyers: Is Yours One Of Them?
San Jose metro have to be ready with strong credit scores and mortgage applications in order to attain homeownership,” said Garcia. “The area has the tightest housing market out of the 50 major......

Charlotte homebuyers face 'sticker shock' as low supply plagues market
region had a five-month supply. New construction isn't keeping up either. Housing market research firm Metrostudy found that Charlotte has the lowest inventory of new housing out of any of......

Strong home purchase season could deter economic slowdown: BuildFax
buying season," BuildFax CEO Holly Tachovsky said in a press release. "Mortgage rates have reached recent lows leading to increased potential for home sales, which is oftentimes followed by a......

11 Ways Non-Experts Can Keep Up With Local Housing Trends
Abudra, BENA Capital, LLC 2. Track Everything Online Keeping track of the housing market is easily done online by watching what price the neighborhood homes are actually closing for and what......

The State Of The CISO Role: How Will It Change In 2019?
by employee negligence or malfeasance. Two examples of this are the 2016 FDIC breach reportedly caused by an employee's personal storage device and a City of Calgary privacy breach that allegedly......

Boeing under pressure; Lyft valuation; $43 billion payments deal
of England rate decision Friday — Tiffany & Co ( TIF ) earnings; February home sales data...

Single-Family Home Sales Decline in Phoenix
to have a long runway, thanks to a late-cycle recovery. However, single-family home sales declined in the fourth quarter 2018, causing some concern about the market. According to research from......

The best and worst metros for first-time homebuyers in 2019, ranked
price growth well into next year, so even though you might see mortgage rates go down, home prices are not expected to go down in the short term,” Vivas says. 2019 Bankrate Best and Worst......