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What’s Keeping Renters From Homeownership?

Seventy percent of renters still believe that renting is more affordable than owning a home and 55 percent of renters plan to continue renting for at least the next three years, according to a Freddie Mac survey.

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What the Mortgage Industry Needs to Know About Housing This Year

Between regulations, potential rate hikes, and the upcoming election, the mortgage industry will have plenty to focus on throughout the year. Dr. Umit Gurun, a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas at Dallas, provides MReport with insight on what the housing market picture may look like for the rest of the year.

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Is the State of the Economy as Bad as it Seems?

Employment numbers are disappointing, inflation remains off target, stocks are volatile, and the overall housing market is running at a slower pace, but William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York says things may be better than the current picture shows.

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Affordability Still Holds Minorities Back from Homeownership

Since the housing crisis, minority borrowers have had trouble getting a mortgage loan or been completely locked out of the housing market due to affordability problems. Now, eight years into the recovery, minorities are still a disproportionate part of the housing economy.

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Millennials Have a Credit Problem

Low credit scores and high student debt are two major obstacles millennials face when applying for a mortgage, but this hopeful generation still dreams of homeownership . . . and some are achieving that dream.

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