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Moving? Better Hurry.

Seeing homes in your metro switch from “for sale” to “sold” rapidly? Chances are, you’re seeing the effects of the housing shortage. The latest research from Trulia revealed a significant correlation between the inventory shortage and how long homes are staying on the market, but depending on your metro and if you’re buyer is looking for a starter, trade-up, or premium home you could be experiencing more severe effects.

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The Week Ahead: What the Latest Housing Data Will Tell Us

Next Wednesday, a report by Urban Institute will release updating on the current state of Housing Finance. Last month, household formation, construction activity, and first-time homebuyer share were all moving in a positive direction, but will this months report continue this trend? See more information on last months report plus what else is coming in the week ahead.

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Compliance Costs. . . Going, Going, Gone?

Several representatives and senators have been pushing for change in compliance regulations, but a recent bill could possibly be the answer. Being that this isn’t the first bill of its kind, what does it bring to the table that others didn’t? See what Representative Tom Emmer and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer have in mind.

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5 of the Best and Worst Mortgage Paying States

Delinquencies saw a reversal from last month’s performance, according to Wednesday’s mortgage performance report. Prepayments, which can be a good indicator of refinance activity, hit a record high. Take a look at the top and bottom performers in mortgage performance for May 2017.

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Mortgage Loan Apps Increasing

According to a recent report, mortgage loan applications are on the rise. Effective rates were up for 15-and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages as well as 5/1 ARMS. The Refinance Index hit its highest level since November 2016.

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Peak Summer Home Buying Sparks Ellie Mae Record

Home loans for purchases are continuing their forward momentum in May, representing 68 percent of total loans, according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report, which focuses on loans that closed in a specific month and compares characteristics to similar loans that closed three and six months earlier. This is a 3 percent increase from April. Conventional purchase loans increased to 61 percent while FHA purchase loans increased to 82 percent and VA purchase loans increased to 73 percent.

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