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Mortgage Banks: Don’t Overlook Value in Low-Dollar Loans

“In recent years, housing inventory constraints and home-price appreciation have resulted in rising average loan balances for single-family homeownership. Yet, financing lower balance loans is an essential way for the mortgage industry to facilitate access to affordable, lower-valued homes,” said MBA’s VP of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh, CMB.

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Home Price Gains Find New Vigor

“Annual home price growth regained momentum in July, which mostly reflects strong appreciation from earlier this year,” said Selma Hepp, Chief Economist for CoreLogic.

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Digitalization and the Need for a National Zoning Atlas

Efforts to use this digitized data for urban development must also keep in mind how this sort of data has been used historically. A new post from David Luberoff, Deputy Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, dives into the concept.

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Average New Mortgage Payments up 60% in Last Two Years

"The average principal and interest payment among borrowers purchasing a home using a 30-year fixed-rate loan hit its highest point ever in July at $2,306, and that's before taxes and insurance are factored in." said Black Knight VP of Enterprise Research Andy Walden.

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