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Home prices in the U.S. increased 6.7% According to CoreLogic

Today’s News Synopsis: Home prices in the U.S. increased 6.7% in October according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Report.  Since its introduction in September, the S&P real estate sector has decreased 10% and is in danger of continuing to decline.  Invitation Homes L.P., located in Texas and serving as an owner of rental homes, …

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New Home Sales Decreased 1.9% to 536,000 in October

Sources: Cash Sales Accounted for 31 Percent of All Home Sales in August Existing home sales hit nearly 10-year high Blue state buyers swing to red state rentals Modest Economic Growth Expected Despite Legislative and Regulatory Uncertainty CFPB asks full court to rehear constitutionality case Will Donald Trump Be Good for Home Prices? Today’s News …

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FHFA and Case-Shiller Release Their Latest Home Price Indeces For August

Today’s News Synopsis: The latest home price index from S&P/Case-Shiller showed home prices in the U.S. increased 5.3% in August.  The FHFA also released their home price index, which showed a 5% increase in home values and them now being at their highest since their peak in 2007.  The latest forecast from the Mortgage Bankers …

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HARP Plan Extended to 2017 As FHFA Prepares New Refinance Plan

Today’s News Synopsis: The HARP plan has been extended into 2017 in order to allow people to be better prepared for the new refinance plan launching at the end of next year.  The market for apartments and condos now stands at 50 after decreasing three points.  The number of baby boomers choosing to invest in …

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Following Brexit, Jobs Report to Have Additional Review

  Today’s News Synopsis: The rate on seriously delinquent loans decreased to below 1/4 of where they were at the peak.  Mortgage rates are also at record lows with 30-year rates at 3.41%.  Following the situation with Brexit, economists planned to spend more time reviewing the jobs report for June. In The News: Housing Wire – …

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Skilled Labor and Subcontractors Hard to Come By These Days

Today’s News Synopsis: The National Association of Realtors reported a 3.7% decrease in pending home sales, their first decrease in 2 years.  Skilled labor and subcontractors are harder to come by these days compared to last year according to the NAHB.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a drop in mortgage applications in the wake of …

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Builder Confidence Rose Two Points This Month To 60

Sources: Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Continues Strong Growth Applications for New Home Purchases Decrease in May Foreclosure Rate Falls to New Post-Crisis Low Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Real estate investors passing over U.S. to find good deals in Europe NAR survey shows how college, student debt affect homeownership Airbnb Adds $1 …

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Number of One-Person Firms in the Construction Industry Totals 2 Million

Today’s News Synopsis: The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 2.4% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  The NAHB reported the number of one-person firms in the construction industry totals over 2 million.  Republicans in the House of Representatives revealed their plan yesterday to replace Dodd-Frank as well as help strengthen the economy. In The …

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Bank of America Settles With FHL Bank of Des Moines Over Mortgage Complaints

Today’s News Synopsis:   Home prices are showing a steady upward trend and have almost halfway recovered.  A lawsuit between Bank of America and FHL Bank of Des Moines regarding mortgage complaints has been settled.  The latest survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows a 3.4% decrease in mortgage applications and a relatively flat purchase …

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Home Price Gains Show Slowdown at Only 0.4% Increase

Sources: Housing Starts Down 8.8 Percent in March Morning Briefing: Building confidence remains strong Existing home sales rebound 5.1% in March Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates still lowest in recent memory [Chart] Remodeling Market Index Dips in First Quarter of 2016 Ten Real Estate Investment Hot Spots Bill …

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