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FHFA might not have the resources need to complete the steps, Layton said The clock is ticking on housing finance reform, according to Donald Layton, the former CEO of Freddie Mac. Layton, now a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, said it’s unlikely the Federal Housing Finance Agency...
August 2019 ATTOM Data Solutions just released its August 2019 foreclosure data analysis revealing 53,007 U.S. properties receiving a foreclosure filing in August, is up 4 percent from July 2019 but down 24 percent from a year ago. The analysis noted that nationally, one in every 2,554 U.S....
Increasing debt and high cost of living is holding generations back Credit card debt, student loan debt and high cost of living are some of the factors cited by Bankrate for reasons people can’t afford a home.  One common trend the survey found across Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers? Their income...
Both companies aim to offer buyers and sellers more flexibility Homeowners using HomeLight to buy or sell their homes now have more options on just what that process looks like. To make that happen, HomeLight, an online platform that matches home sellers with buyers and real estate agents, has partnered with EasyKnock, the two companies announced this week. 
Low-interest rates to drive significant growth in 2019, 2020 Multifamily originations are set to hit yet another all-time high in 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Last year, the MBA forecasted that multifamily lending was on track to set another record in 2018. And before that, the association reported multifamily hit an all-new...
MBA releases mid-year data The Mortgage Bankers Association released its mid-year data showing who is ahead of the pack when it comes to multifamily servicing in 2019. The data shows the rankings of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers as of June 30, 2019. The multifamily market continues to grow...
Refinances heating up, Zillow mortgage hits the brakes Refinances Low rates could push mortgage refinancings to a near-three-year high, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in its latest forecast. The refi volume probably will grow to $180 billion in 2019’s third quarter,...
Companies say it's the first of its kind Multiple listing service Bright MLS and home search portal Homesnap announced the launch of a multichannel digital marketing product for members of Bright MLS. Agents who use the product are able to create advertising campaigns simultaneously for Google, Facebook, Waze, and Instagram from within the listings themselves.  The tool...
In July, home-sale prices in car-dependent housing markets increased 4.3% year over year For many Americans, the causal stroll around the neighborhood is an important part of day to day life. But as homebuyers continue to grapple with rising home prices, a new report from Redfin suggests that many are now prioritizing affordability over walkability.
The Category 4 hurricane is expected to hit Florida this weekend Hurricane Dorian is forecasted to slam the Florida coast this weekend as a Category 4 hurricane.  As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's wrath, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are offering relief services for those affected by...
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