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Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He's been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.

Housing Hits High Gear in May

The U.S. housing market accelerated to its fastest pace on record in May, as the typical home went under contract a full week faster than a year earlier.

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FHLBanks Poised for Meltdown; GSEs Not

In its annual report to Congress, released Wednesday, the Federal Housing Finance Administration published the results of Dodd-Frank stress tests. The verdict? Federal Home Loan Banks came through sparkling. The GSEs, not so much.

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Home Values Still On the Rise in April

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The CoreLogic Home Price Index is still climbing, with single-family gains in April up nearly 2 percent over March numbers and 6 percent up from a year ago, according to the company’s latest HPI report.

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Lenders Approve More Jumbo Loans, But Not to Minorities

Data shows that jumbo loan success and diversity lending do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Editor's note: The inaugural Five Star Diversity Symposium will be June 16, 2016, at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas. The Five Star Institute is the parent company of The MReport and TheMReport.com.

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Home Prices Rise Across the Board

National home prices did so well in March, many markets fell just shy of their all-time peak, from a full decade ago, according to the newest national home price index (HPI) from Black Knight Financial Services.

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