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New Residential Construction Drops in June

“While permits, a leading indicator of future starts, ticked up 2.2% month over month, the pace of construction slowed as single-family housing starts were down 7.0% month over month, meaning less groundbreaking on new homes, and single-family completions were down 2.8% month-over-month, meaning less supply was added to the housing stock,” said First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi.

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Single-Family Home Prices Rise in Q2

Fannie Mae's latest Home Price Index reveals home prices grew 3% year-over-year in Q2, and while demand remained resilient, competition heated up for the near-historically limited supply of existing homes for sale.

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Keeping Afloat

MortgagePoint speaks with mortgage servicing execs from BOK Financial, Carrington, the NMSA, PHH Mortgage Corporation, and Servbank about the unusual times and unusual opportunities the industry faces midway through 2023.

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HUD Invests More Than $900M to Fund Rental Home Updates

The Investment, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Multifamily Housing, is a $930 million Rental Assistance Demonstration offering major home improvements and updates to 2,035 rental homes under the umbrella of the New York City Housing Authority.

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Mortgage Rates Hit 2023 High Mark

“This upward trend is being driven by a resilient economy, persistent inflation, and a more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve,” said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater.

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