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The Week Ahead: The State of Home Prices
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:00:14 +0000

On Tuesday, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for April will be released, showing the state of prices in the housing market on a national level, a 20-city composite, and a 10-city composite. With inventory continuing to dwindle, will home prices continue on their current upward trend? Time will tell...

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Freddie Fattening Up
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:30:09 +0000

Freddie Mac’s belt is getting a little bit tighter as its portfolio increases yet again. But while it certainly rose over last month, the portfolio’s growth is nothing compared to a few months prior. So what does that mean for the long-term health of the GSE?

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Are the Days of the Seller’s Market Numbered?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:46:13 +0000

If a recent analysis is accurate, seller’s days may be numbered. Markets in once-hot major cities have all showed signs of slowing down in recent months, but does it spell a nationwide trend?

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With Apartment Living on the Rise, Where Does That leave the Single Family Market?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:14:11 +0000

More investors are putting stake in multifamily homes like apartments and condominiums, but are many people choosing to live in them? In the wake of low inventory in the single family market, are potential homebuyers going to continue to rent, or wait for their dream home?

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Defaults: How Low Can They Go?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:03:25 +0000

The overall rate of default in the U.S. has hit its lowest point in five months, but not every product is seeing a drop. Which ones are experiencing steep declines and which are on the rise? Read on to find out.

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OCC Head Has Ideas to Help Smaller Banks
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:19:34 +0000

When it comes to regulatory reform, smaller community banks should be a prime concern, according to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika. Noreika said as much in his address of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Thursday. He also laid out several steps lawmakers can take to lower barriers of entry and expand opportunities for community banks across the country.

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What Goes Up Must Come Down
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:05:45 +0000

A bill by Representative Tom Emmer (R-Min) that would increase the reporting threshold under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act for open-end lines of credit and closed-end mortgages was introduced Tuesday. This isn’t the first legislation of its kind; several are urging CFPB to provide exemptions from its rules. Many of these requirements will be rolled out after the first of 2018. See what Representative Tom Emmer and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer have in mind.

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AMDC Welcomes New Member
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:26:17 +0000

We are pleased to announce that the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) welcomes a new member, National MI.

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Foreclosure Prevention is Paying Off for the GSEs
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:26:29 +0000

So far, 2017 is looking up‒‒or, rather, down‒‒when it comes to foreclosures and distressed properties. But will downward trends continue?

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Which Company Unloaded Hundreds of Delinquent Loans?
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:15:48 +0000

A major company in the mortgage industry shed hundreds of nonperforming loans recently. Read on to find out which company, and how much their haul was for.

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