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Why 2018 Might Be a Cruel Summer for Homebuyers

As the summer selling season approaches, a report shows that homes are selling at record speed across the country, high home prices notwithstanding. Here’s why homebuyers will face one of the toughest markets this season.

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Refi Volumes Decline at the GSEs

As mortgage rates rose, the refinance volume at Fannie and Freddie decreased in the first quarter according to an FHFA report. How did the decline impact HARP loans?

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An Uptick in Purchase Loans

Underwriting

Despite a tough home buying market and rising rates, April saw an increase of purchase loans that were closed according to a report. What are the factors likely to impact these numbers going into summer?

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Top 10 States to Make a Living

Seattle home prices

These states have everything from high wages and low taxes to great employment opportunities and low cost of living. But a state with high median wages and one of the hottest housing markets topped this list. Which one was it?

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GSE Reform: What It Means for Borrowers

In the event of another market crash, congress is taking action to prevent further cost to taxpayers by introducing reform to the GSEs. However, how might this reform impact Fannie and Freddie's borrowers?

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Forecasting the Future of Home Values

Housing forecasts can be tricky, especially in the present market conditions where values change by the day. According to CoreLogic’s latest House Price Index (HPI) Validation Report released ...

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