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Mortgage Apps Dip Down

Over the last week, mortgage applications have dipped more than 2 percent, a new survey shows. But just how much have they dropped—and will it continue?

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Rent on the Rise

Renting has always been an alternative to buying a home, and rising home costs could be driving more potential buyers into the rental market. But what happens when rental costs increase?

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Risky Business

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Loan defects are on the rise—and have been for seven months running. Can you guess which state comes with the highest risk?

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What Homeownership Really Costs

New data shows the average U.S. homeowner spends more than $9,000 in maintenance, repairs, and other assorted costs. The question is: are consumers factoring these expenses when homebuying?

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Missing the Mark

When thinking about the overall health of the housing market, it’s important to consider not only its current position, but also where it potentially could be, so as ...

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Are Non-QM Loans the New Subprime?

Many have feared the recent growing popularity in nonqualified mortgage loans could indicate another crisis is on the horizon, but are these worries warranted? New research released Thursday looks at the link between non-QM and subprime loans. Are they similar enough to spell another crash? Thursday’’s report has some interesting findings.

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