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Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports

The Latest Look at Single-Family Rent Prices

non-owner-occupied

CoreLogic's Single-Family Rent Index, "which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and across more than 80 metropolitan areas," reported this week that U.S. single-family rent growth stabilized for ...

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The Pace of iBuying is Picking Up

Hyland digital tool

With many businesses hitting pause in wake of COVID-19, the purchase of homes among iBuyers dropped off 88% year over year in the second quarter, according to Redfin.com.   Research ...

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How CFPB Can Increase Access to Homeownership

Underwriting

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed transitioning from a debit-to-income-centric qualified mortgage (QM) to a price-based form instead. The upshot: Meaningfully expanding access to credit for those two ...

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Rise in Home Purchase Sentiment

Last month, there was an uptick of 3.3 points to 77.5 in the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), according to FannieMae.com. That’s a rebound after ...

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Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows

There was a boost in the 30-year-fixed-rate-mortgage, which averaged 2.93% with an average 0.8 point for the week ending September 3, according to FreddleMac. It’s an uptick from last week, when it ...

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