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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Both Released Their Issuance Calendars Today

Today’s News Synopsis: Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released their Issuance Calendars today, utilizing their plans for investors and debt notes respectively.  The latest Wells Fargo Housing Market Index and NAHB report showed a decrease in confidence in the housing market by two points in October.  More Chinese investors are looking for properties to …

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San Francisco Residents Getting Quite a Shock From Leaning Millennium Tower

Sources: Builder Confidence Surges in September Housing Production Hits a Mild Speed Bump in August Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Continues to Grow Despite CMBS Decline These 10 markets desperately need more housing inventory 2016’s Most Fun Cities in America FOMC leaves rates unchanged in September meeting America’s TV boom is a hot opportunity for real …

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Census Bureau Releases Latest Results of Cities That Grew the Most in 2015

Sources: New scam robbing home buyers of closing funds Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: If You Can’t Kill Them, Merge Them? A More Promising Road to GSE Reform Actor Jeremy Renner’s Secret Passion: House Flipping Today’s News Synopsis:   Aaron Norris gives the news of the week in the world of real estate in this …

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Closing Time on Loan Decreases To Levels Not Seen Since TRID Implementation

Sources: Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Grew at a Strong Pace in 2015 Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level since November 2007 Will Boomer Homeownership Fall? 2016’s Property Taxes by State Lenders Are Getting Choosier When It Comes to Risky Real Estate Deals These Are the Cities Where Rich Millennials …

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Housing Starts for Single-Family Homes Increase to Highest in 9 Years

Today’s News Synopsis:   Housing starts for single-family homes increased by 5.2% to 1.178 million, their highest in nine years.  More people are choosing to rent as opposed to buy over the next three years despite the increases in rents.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 3.3% decrease in mortgage refinance applications from last week. …

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Of All Affordable Cities for Millennials, Buffalo, NY is #1

Today’s News Synopsis:   Standard mortgage modification rates are at their lowest on record at 3.875% according to the latest announcement by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Of all the cities most affordable for the millennial generation, Buffalo, New York is at the top of the list.  Eric Rosengren of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank …

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China Leading the International Market As More International Buyers Enter Housing Market

    Sources: Sales of New Homes in U.S. Increased 5.4% in July to 507,000 FHFA: June 2015 house prices rose 5.6% from June 2014 July pending sales and Market Pulse Survey Fannie Mae economic outlook for the second half of 2015 less upbeat Recent Stock Market Losses Cause Many to Doubt that the Fed …

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Federal Fund Rate to Remain the Same Until Labor Market Improves

  Today’s News Synopsis: The National Association of Realtors reported a 1.8% decrease in pending home sales, the first time this year to see sales decrease.  The Federal Reserve has decided to keep the federal fund rate the same until the labor market continues to improve.  Single-family rental securitization vacancy rates continue to show signs …

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Consumers Own Views of the Market Seems to Be Leading Cause of Rising Home Prices

      Sources: Daily Market Update: Low income families can’t afford event the least expensive homes CFPB Report Finds 26 Million American Adults Have No Credit History Fannie Mae: More consumers positive on housing, but still on sidelines Claren Financial: The mortgage market faces 3 more years of recovery 4 Percent of All U.S. Single …

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Pending Home Sales At Highest Since Summer 2013 with 3.1% Increase

    Today’s News Synopsis: The National Association of Realtors reported pending home sales increased again last month by 3.1% and are at their highest since June 2013.  Two new bills have been introduced, one that will require the CFPB to undergo a 10-year regulatory review and the other that would provide Fannie Mae and …

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